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Firedance is a collection of improvised dialogs between violinist India Cooke and bassist Joelle Leandre recorded at last year's Guelph (Ontario) Jazz Festival. It's…
Vijay Iyer's Reimagining is a fine album and one of the biggest releases yet from the revitalized Savoy Jazz label. Savoy has brought out discs from several dis…
One of the more memorable debut albums of recent years was Lizz Wright's 2003 Verve release Salt. The follow-up CD, Dreaming Wide Awake, builds on the promise…
The Wayne Shorter Quartet is back on disc with Beyond the Sound Barrier, another collection of live recordings. And it is tempting to look at it that simply; Foot…
Smokey Robinson's status as a singer and songwriter of rhythm and blues is the same as Sugar Ray Robinson achieved in boxing: the undisputed champion. My World: The Defi…
John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie had an amazing career in jazz, one all but unparalleled in its combination of longevity, quality and influential nature. Shout! Factory sets it…
The man with the horn: it's not merely a famous jazz standard, but the public face of the music itself. When one thinks of musicians who have influenced not only the sound …
Moving Forward, Standing Still is an interesting and diverse outing from flutist and composer Jamie Baum. Her writing claims inspiration from the giants of early twe…
Recorded live in 1964 at a club in Providence, RI, Havin' A Good Time documents for the first time on disc the only known performance together by Joe Williams and Be…
Bassist Moppa Elliott's Mostly Other People Do the Killing features a kaleidoscope of jazz from a four-piece band that often sounds larger. Despite a statement of pu…