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Mark Turner Quartet: Lathe of Heaven

“Lathe of Heaven, is a measured, thoughtfully precise album that blurs the lines between post-bop jazz, classical chamber music, and free improvisation. Working with his pianoless quartet featuring trumpeter Avishai Cohen, bassist Joe Martin, and drummer Marcus Gilmore, Turner has developed an ensemble-based approach to jazz that sidesteps both traditional and avant-garde jazz conventions at […]

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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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“Recorded at shows in Berlin and Stockholm, the John Coltrane Quartet — with pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Jimmy Garrison, and drummer Elvin Jones — is in tremendous form here….Afro Blue Impressions is the sound of one of the greatest — albeit short-lived — quartets in jazz history completely coming into its own in concert.” –All […]

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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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