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Freebird

Anxious to avoid the dreaded sophomore slump, some groups try to play down expectations. If anything, for its second album, Walking Distance doubled down on an album featuring…


  • The Very Thought Of You

    Few artists “own” their instrument to the degree that trombonist Steve Turre does. Whether playing the music of…

  • Yellow + Blue

    Rolf Kühn is one of the few performers who has made a small place for the clarinet in contemporary jazz, when all…

  • Laid Black

    There’s no judging an album by its cover. But the cover of Marcus Miller’s Laid Black is a litmus test: The…

  • Absence

    Pianist Kristjan Randalu’s ECM debut slips seamlessly into the imprint’s MO. But some of the original compositions…

  • The Big Earth

    Italian multi-instrumentalist Francesco Chiapperini takes a 12-piece version of his Extemporary Vision Ensemble into…

  • Seraphic Light

    In varying combinations, Matthew Shipp, William Parker and Daniel Carter have been playing alongside one another since…

  • Clockworks

    “What percentage of the age of the universe is a human lifespan?” asks saxophonist Patrick Zimmerli in the liner…

  • The Painted Lady Suite

    Michael Leonhart made his auspicious debut as a 21-year-old trumpeter and conceptualist who put a premium on space in…

  • The Planets

    Russian composer Nicolas Slonimsky’s 1947 masterpiece Thesaurus Of Scales And Melodic Patterns, with its…

  • No One Ever Tells You

    Amy Cervini, a top-notch jazz singer who also is a member of vocal group Duchess, recently released No One Ever Tells…

  • No Arrival

    Smooth compositional transitions and joyous swinging harmonies emanate from Nick Finzer’s No Arrival. The New York…

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November 2018
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