• Vijay Iyer Trio: Break Stuff

    Vijay Iyer Trio: Break Stuff

    Following on the heels of 2014’s acclaimed Mutations, the pianist-composer’s ECM debut that found him writing for piano, string quartet, and electronics, Iyer continues the momentum he established with bassist Stephan Crump and drummer Marcus ...
  • Rudresh Mahanthappa: Bird Calls

    Rudresh Mahanthappa: Bird Calls

    The concept here is so inspired, the playing so incendiary that five stars might not be enough. Combining the influences of his own South Indian heritage and the profound influence of alto sax legend Charlie ...
  • Ron Miles: Circuit Rider

    Ron Miles: Circuit Rider

    For 20 years inventive trumpeter-cornetist Ron Miles has had a special musical relationship with guitarist Bill Frisell, and this trio outing unites them with drummer Brian Blade. The buoyant “Comma” features Miles’ golden tones supported ...
  • Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood: Juice

    Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood: Juice

    Jazz guitar star John Scofield dips back into a string-bending funk-blues bag in this fourth collaboration with jamband godfathers Medeski, Martin & Wood. Together they exhibit their shared love of N’awlins second-line grooves, Meters-styled organ-fueled ...
  • Sophisticated Lady Jazz Quartet

    Sophisticated Lady Jazz Quartet

    This band of young jazz musicians follows in the classy-cool tradition of Shorty Rogers & His Giants, a tastefully swinging late 50s-early 60s outfit led by a principal creator of the West Coast sound. Recorded ...
  • Steve Khan: Subtext

    Steve Khan: Subtext

    Veteran guitarist Khan hinted at this Afro-Caribbean direction on his previous outing, 2011’s Parting Shot, as well as some of his past Eyewitness recordings from the 80s. With Dennis Chambers on drums, Ruben Rodriguez on ...
  • David Weiss: When Words Fail

    David Weiss: When Words Fail

    This trumpeter-composer-arranger and bandleader’s latest outing reflects the profound sense of personal loss he experienced in the past year. The bittersweet title track, which features some robust, probing tenor sax playing by Marcus Strickland, is ...
  • David Berkman: Live at Smalls

    David Berkman: Live at Smalls

    Pianist Berkman’s seventh as a leader follows the straight ahead formula of his previous quartet recording, 2009’s Live at Smoke. While his crystalline touch on ballads and assured sense of swing on uptempo numbers define ...
  • Regina Carter: Southern Comfort

    Regina Carter: Southern Comfort

    Carter goes to a profoundly deep place on this concept recording, which will surprise those who only know her as the swinging jazz violinist from Detroit. A collection of eleven folk tunes from Alabama and ...
  • Krakauer: The Big Picture

    Krakauer: The Big Picture

    Clarinet virtuoso David Krakauer was an acclaimed Juilliard-trained classical performer before he went on a journey of self-discovery in the 80s, immersing himself in music from the Eastern European shtetls and later interpreting Jewish music ...
  • Hiromi: Move

    Hiromi: Move

    Since emigrating from Japan in 1999, pianist Hiromi Uehara has explored everything from acoustic piano trio to high-powered fusion to intimate solo and duet projects, each highlighting her abundant chops and good taste. Lately she’s ...

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