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Music Review: Jazz Pianist Lisa Hilton Takes on The Black Keys and More on ‘HORIZONS’

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Hilton's music, built upon classical and jazz influences, is both sensuously lyrical and improvisationally rich. Read More »

Jazz Potpourri: Music from Joe Henderson, The Jiggs Whigham International Trio, Afro Bop Alliance, and More

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Reviewed here are Jazz albums old and new. Read More »

Music Review: David Sanborn – ‘Time and the River’

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David Sanborn puts out the kind of music that does perhaps the one thing needful for fine music: it sounds good. Read More »

I Shall Be Released: Music News from Flo Rida, Colbie Caillat, Ed Sheeran, The Rolling Stones, Dwight Yoakam, Marilyn Manson and More

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Plus Christina Perri, Rob Thomas, The Plain White T’s, Nate Ruess of fun., The Smashing Pumpkins, David Sanborn, Mavis Staples, Jeff Beck, James Taylor, and More Read More »

Music Review: Dizzy Gillespie – ‘Live at Ronnie Scott’s: Volumes 1-4′

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Dizzy Gillespie’s 'Live at Ronnie Scott’s: Volumes 1-4' makes for the kind of treasure that will warm the ears of happy jazz fans all over the planet. Read More »

Jazz Potpourri: Art Pepper, Julie Lyon Quintet, Michael Snow and Thollem McDonas, and More

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Here are quick takes on a mix of jazz albums you might have missed. Read More »

Music Review: Les McCann – ‘Invitation to Openness’ [Remastered]

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'Invitation to Openness' is one of those albums that speaks not only to jazz enthusiasts, it is an album that will bring a smile to all lovers of intelligent music. Read More »

HBO Documentary and ‘Ultimate Sinatra’ CD/LP Collection Mark 100th Birth Anniversary of Frank Sinatra

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A new documentary tells Sinatra's story through archived interviews and commentary from friends and family; the new collection 'Ultimate Sinatra' is packed with key recordings from Sinatra's recording career. Read More »

Music Review: Matt Criscuolo – ‘Headin’ Out’

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Criscuolo's music takes off with new ideas, but only after it has been grounded in form. Read More »

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

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