• McCoy Tyner, 1938–2020

    McCoy Tyner, 1938–2020

    When pianist McCoy Tyner died on March 6 at the age of 81, the earth lost one of its most formidable sources of thunder and lightning. Tyner’s thunder, epitomized in the rumble of his left-hand ...
  • 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 ...

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