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From Untruth

On the first track of her new album, From Untruth, composer Amirtha Kidambi leaps into her takedown of income inequality without preamble. “Eat the rich or die starving,” she…


  • Beautiful Liar

    On the front cover of 2012’s Portraits, Shamie Royston peers through a sheer curtain, as if watching an event from…

  • The Message

    With the recent prominence of artists from the West Coast Get Down, it’s fascinating to hear bassist Stanley Clarke…

  • Music Is Life

    Versatile, veteran saxophonist Dave McMurray’s opening, open-bored gambit on Music Is Life, “Naked Walk,”…

  • Cinque

    Pianist/composer Elio Villafranca is the latest in a decades-long line of Cuban musicians who has integrated African,…

  • Idiomatic

    When free improvisation first flowered in the latter half of the 20th century, it was often characterized as…

  • Light Blue

    Bassist Martin Wind summons many colors on his 12th album as a leader, with an all-star cast that clearly enjoys the…

  • Plays Dom Salvador

    Outside of Brazilian jazz circles, the name Dom Salvador is unlikely to ring bells. But in the mid-1960s, he was at the…

  • Intention

    Intention marks the first time in more than a decade that British alto saxophonist Martin Speake and American pianist…

  • Guasábara Puerto Rico

    “Guasábara” means conflict or battle in the Taíno language of Puerto Rico, according to drummer Fernando García.…

  • Assorted Colors

    This is Spin Cycle’s second album, which follows a self-titled 2016 debut. And the band has spent time on the road in…

  • Seymour Reads The Constitution!

    Stirring unwelcomed comparisons to fellow pianists Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett, Brad Mehldau won legions of fans in…

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