Latest Jazz & Blues Reviews
Steve Coleman and Five Elements - Functional Arrhythmias
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000
The most exciting and substantial Coleman release of the last few years.
Kyle Eastwood - The View From Here
Mon, 18 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Eastwood’s finest album to date, with a timeless quality.
Erik Truffaz Quartet - El Tiempo de la Revolucion
Mon, 11 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Truffaz remains one of the most consistently creative trumpeters around.
The James Hunter Six - Minute by Minute
Mon, 11 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Hunter’s latest cuts recall the golden ages of soul and blues.
Marius Neset - Birds
Mon, 11 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000
An engrossing, beautifully produced album from a player and composer to watch.
Terri Lyne Carrington - Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue
Tue, 05 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Ellington et al would be proud of Carrington’s 21st century reinterpretations.
Aquarium - Places
Wed, 27 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Assured and sophisticated acoustic jazz with deep roots in the tradition.
Mark Lockheart - Ellington in Anticipation
Mon, 18 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Seems sure to appeal equally to fans of Polar Bear, Lockheart and the Duke.
Gary Clark, Jr. - Blak and Blu
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000
A good introduction, albeit a wandering one.
Chris Potter - The Sirens
Mon, 11 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000
The union of ECM with Potter promises to be a happy and fruitful one.
Wayne Shorter Quartet - Without a Net
Tue, 05 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000
The jazz great evokes this music’s golden era on a new set of live songs.
Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite - Get Up!
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Inter-generational summit sets the standard for 21st century blues.
Pat Metheny - The Orchestrion Project
Wed, 30 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000
A pale live release, recommended for the hardcore only.
Miles Davis Quintet - Live in Europe 1969 – The Bootleg Series, Vol. 2
Tue, 29 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000
An important, enlightening document of Miles in a state of stylistic transition.
Ibrahim Maalouf - Wind
Mon, 28 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Trumpeter’s fourth LP tours the musical globe for compositional inspiration.
Buddy Guy - Live at Legends
Mon, 28 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Super live cuts and studio extras which offer proof of Guy’s ageless appeal.
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble - Texas Flood – Legacy Edition
Thu, 24 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Vaughan’s retooling of the blues made it relevant to a new generation.
José James - No Beginning No End
Mon, 21 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000
James refines his sound on this Blue Note debut, with impressive results.
Decoy & Joe McPhee - Spontaneous Combustion
Thu, 17 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Relentlessly entertaining, life-affirming stuff, crackling with muscular energy.
Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble - Songs of the Metropolis
Tue, 15 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000
A calmer-than-usual concept set from the virtuoso saxophonist.

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