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Music Review: ‘Orange Is the New Black’s’ Lea DeLaria Sings David Bowie on ‘House of David’

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DeLaria is one stylish jazz singer with a voice belied by her television image. Read More »

Music Reviews: Edsel Gomez, Alex Conde, Pat Bianchi Trio, and Carol Saboya, Antonio Adolpho, and Hendrik Meurkens

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It's time to catch up with some albums that may have gotten lost in the shuffle. Read More »

Music Review: John Roney – ‘Preludes’

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The combination of great music, intelligent improvisation, and solid technique makes for exciting listening. Read More »

Music Review: Kenny Werner – ‘The Melody’

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They are not three musicians working individually; they work together in a kind of mystical union. Read More »

Music Reviews: Jazz and Beyond from Bassists Kyle Eastwood and Georg Breinschmid

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Two recent releases from bassist-bandleaders show how jazz continues to thrive in the most disparate of musical "cultures," even with its relatively small, specialized audience. Read More »

Music Review: Steve Davis’ ‘Say When’ Salutes J. J. Johnson

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'Say When' is another must-have album from Smoke Sessions. Read More »

Music Review: Antonio Sanchez – ‘Three Times Three’ and ‘The Meridian Suite’

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Two new albums from the snubbed composer of the score for the Oscar-winning 'Birdman.' Read More »

Music Review: Tangos by Roger Davidson – ‘Te Extraño Buenos Aires’

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While this musical approach is not particularly adventurous and retro in feel, it is lush and full-blooded; it is music that excites. Read More »

Music Review: Jeff Lorber and Chuck Loeb – ‘Bop (A CD to Help Fund the Cure for PKD)’

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If this album is any indication, 'Bop' is alive and well—and still kicking backsides. Read More »

Music Review: Joan Torres’s All Is Fused – ‘The Beginning’

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'The Beginning' has a very informal sound to it despite the tightness of the musicians. The songs come across as casual, as if the product of a bunch of guys jamming together on a Saturday afternoon. The result is an understated artfulness that is uncommonly vivid and starkly forceful. Read More »