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Marty Ehrlich and Myra Melford have been collaborating since 2000, and Spark! is evidence of the supernatural musical bond the two have built with each other. You …
The Gift is a perfect title for this tribute in homage to the vast musical riches bestowed by cowboy poet/western troubadour Ian Tyson. A Canadian folk hero, Mr…
A scaled-down connotation of a more familiar philharmonic setting, bassist/composer and ringleader Jim Connolly steers a well-rounded, divergent and highly-entertaining …
Without having the source material at hand, I cannot discern as to what French music producer Marc Collin may have done (if anything) to these seventeen pieces culled fr…
Pianist Harold O’Neal, a veteran of recordings with Greg Osby and Bobby Watson, has an impressive first outing in this mesmerizing collaboration with guitarist Rick Gibb…
This album signifies the latest compilation from the French Le Pop Musik record label highlighting the country’s bands, and vocalists. And it’s a fun and irrefu…
This is a welcome blast from the past for us over-50 types, as the footage captures a triple-bill featuring some of the founding fathers of psychedelic and Latin-jazz/ro…
Preeminent British multi-reedman John Surman revisits the chamber-jazz framework honed-down on the 1999 ECM Records release "Coruscating." Surman states: "We’ve p…
Pianist Bill Mays and trumpet maestro Marvin Stamm open this exquisite collection with a delightful duo on "Baubles, Bangles and Beads." As impressive as the opening dia…
Let’s get this one thing straight: Thunk is not jazz by any interpretation. Electronica? By a stretch. Techno rap?. Well, if nothing else, those among us who ar…