• Robert Dick, Flutist

    Robert Dick, Flutist

    While jazz critics and listeners have elevated such flutists as Nicole Mitchell and Hubert Laws to the top of their polls, virtuoso Robert Dick has flown somewhat under the radar while doing nothing less than ...
  • Bill Dixon/Cecil Taylor: Duets 1992

    Bill Dixon/Cecil Taylor: Duets 1992

    Listening to abstract music isn’t for everybody. But for those who go with flow of freely improvised “jazz”—performed with no written score and no rehearsal and absent the familiar touchstones of premeditated melody, harmony, and ...
  • Bill Frisell: Harmony

    Bill Frisell: Harmony

    Bill Frisell makes his Blue Note label debut as a leader not by emphasizing his guitar but rather by celebrating the human voice. He doesn’t do any of the singing; he puts longtime collaborator Petra ...
  • Newvelle’s Season Four

    Newvelle’s Season Four

    The love of vinyl LPs comes in many forms: the millennial’s obsession with retro cool, the baby boomer’s nostalgia for physical artifacts and 12x12-inch cover art, and the audiophile’s veneration of the deeper, warmer ambience ...
  • Rob Reich: Swings Left

    Rob Reich: Swings Left

    Jazz as dance music? There was a time when that wasn’t even a question. Has the time come again for upbeat, swinging, danceable jazz? Rob Reich answers that question in the affirmative on this album ...
  • Keith Jarrett: La Fenice

    Keith Jarrett: La Fenice

    How many Keith Jarrett solo piano concert albums you need depends on the magnitude of your fascination with Jarrett’s Taoist-like ability to go with the flow. Since the landmark mid-70s Solo Concerts: Bremen/Lausanne and The ...
  • Four New ECM LPs on Vinyl

    Four New ECM LPs on Vinyl

    The mechanics of listening to an LP—removing the vinyl platter from the sleeve, placing it on the turntable, perhaps locking it down, moving the arm over, and lowering the cartridge and stylus—impose an unhurried experience. ...
  • Richard Thompson:  Rumor and Sigh

    Richard Thompson: Rumor and Sigh

    Originally released in 1991, Richard Thompson’s sixth solo album arrived during a pivotal period in the English folk-rocker’s catalog. His third collaboration with producer Mitchell Froom (and engineer Tchad Blake), the 14-song collection continued an ...

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