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Bobby Hutcherson: Enjoy the View

“Bobby Hutcherson’s 2014 album, Enjoy the View, finds the vibraphonist joining forces with saxophonist David Sanborn, organist/trumpeter Joey DeFrancesco, and drummer Billy Hart on a set of swinging, funky, and adventurous songs.Ultimately, Enjoy the View is an album of expansive, highly engaging music that harks back to the best of Hutcherson’s ’60s and ’70s work.” [...]

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Brian Blade: Landmarks

“Blade controls nearly every tune with not-always-obvious elements: fat-bottomed tone, strong melodic themes and an acceleration and deceleration of pace that always pushes and pulls against expectations….It’s a testament to Blade’s leadership that his fellow musicians rein in their considerable technical facility to bring all that feeling to the fore.” –JazzTimes Check Our Catalog Listen [...]

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Danilo Pérez: Panama 500

“Panamanian-born pianist Danilo Pérez’s 2014 album, Panama 500, is an expansive effort that showcases his trio as they delve deep into the music and folkloric traditions of Pérez’s homeland. Panama 500 is an ambitious work that showcases all of Pérez’s immense technical skills, jazz knowledge, and deep, abiding love of his Latin American roots.” –All [...]

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“Hagar’s Song is a deeply intimate, intuitive offering from saxophonist Charles Lloyd and pianist Jason Moran, who has been a key part of Lloyd’s quartet since 2008. The program is a collection of standards and originals, as well as one thorny, angular free improvisation (‘Pictogram’)….Hagar’s Song finds Lloyd and Moran at their most naturally curious [...]

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Kenny Garrett: Seeds From the Underground

“On Seeds from the Underground, the boundary of Garrett’s lyricism has been extended; his newfound rhythmic invention is singular among other post-bop technicians. But these qualities are part of something larger: that this music is welcoming and accessible, underscoring the notion that Garrett’s new compositions have that mercurial something in them that approaches the mysterious [...]

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Keith Jarrett: Sleeper

“The double album Sleeper contains a previously unreleased live concert by Keith Jarrett’s European quartet from the ’70s, recorded at Tokyo’s Nakano Sun Plaza on April 16, 1979…. Sleeper offers another noteworthy document of the creative interplay between these four musicians.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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“The program features seven originals and two covers, recorded over a couple of days in 2011. There isn’t any conceptual bent to what’s here; the definition is in the humorous title — four jazzmen investing themselves fully in a set of diverse compositions, focusing on the details of collective conversation, interplay, harmony, and improvisation….Four MFs [...]

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Vijay Iyer Trio: Accelerando

“Iyer’s own tunes, such as the title track and “Lude,” reveal an extensive, purposeful build on jazz history from Thelonious Monk (in the latter) to the future (in the former), where dynamic repetition and gradually complex harmonic multiplications result from simple beginnings. What’s most remarkable about these tunes, and the others here, are how consciously [...]

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Brad Mehldau Trio: Ode

“Ode marks the very first album comprised of all Mehldau material cut by this trio. While the title may reflect a a certain ponderousness, these 11 tunes are anything but…As an album, Odes reveals just how far this group has traveled together these past seven years. More importantly, it provides an exciting glimpse of what [...]

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