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Music Review: Count Basie and His Orchestra – ‘Basic Basie’ [Remastered]

Count Basie Basic Basie

Great soloists, tight ensemble work. Classic big bands are the crowning glory of the middle of the last century. Read More »

I Shall Be Released: New Recordings and Tours from Modest Mouse, Shania Twain, Mumford & Sons, Joan Armatrading, My Morning Jacket, Josh Groban and More

Modest Mouse

Plus Tori Amos, John Patitucci, Wale, Zac Brown Band, Johnny Winter, Tony Bennett & Bill Evans, and More Read More »

Music Review: New Jazz from Eddie Henderson – ‘Collective Portrait’

Eddie Henderson

Age has not dimmed Henderson. If anything, like a great wine, it has enriched his playing. Read More »

Music Review: Joanne Tatham – ‘Out of My Dreams’

Joanne Tatham

Out of My Dreams is as fine an album of jazz vocals as you’re likely to hear this year. Read More »

Music Review: Delilah – ‘Sarah + 1: A Tribute to Sarah Vaughan’ – EP

'Sarah + 1: A Tribute to Sarah Vaughan'

Here's a look at the latest modern take on three of the late Sarah Vaughan’s classic songs and one other seminal, very well-known track. Read More »

Music Reviews: Jazz From Christian Finger, Jack Mouse and Scott Robinson, and NYSQ

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These jazz artists take different directions. Read More »

Music Review: ‘Steve Wilson & Wilsonian’s Grain Live in New York: The Vanguard Sessions’

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They do great solo work throughout, but when they work together, they shine. Read More »

Music Review: Karla Harris – ‘Sings the Dave and Iola Brubeck Songbook’

Karla Harris

Karla Harris has old school vocal chops, and pianist Ted Howe’s arrangements make sure she has the perfect canvas to use them. Read More »

MPS Records’ Back Catalog Release Includes Jim Hall and Hank Jones Trio

Hank Jones Trio

MPS Records to release back catalog including some jazz legends. Read More »

Music Review: Curtis Nowosad – ‘Dialectics’

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Together the ensemble produces a nine-tune set that does full justice to a dialectic of harmonic truth. Read More »