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    Saxophonist Art Pepper (right) recorded with bassist Charlie Haden during 1979 sessions in Los Angeles. The material has been anthologized on Promise Kept: The Complete Artists House Recordings, a five-disc set.

    Art Pepper’s Comeback

    In 1977 alto saxophonist Art Pepper told New York Times critic John S. Wilson, “In a very short time I’ll be like…

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    Seeing a Charles Lloyd performance changed the trajectory of Maria Faust’s creative life.

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    Multi-instrumentalist Matthias Schriefl makes a big impression during a collaboration with the hr-Bigband at the 2018 Deutsches Jazzfestival Frankfurt in Germany.

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    Saxophonist Hanna Paulsberg (left), vocalist Rohey Taalah and bassist Ellen Andrea Wang perform as Gurls during A l’arme! Festival, which ran July 31-Aug. 3 in Berlin.

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    In 2011, Fabrizio Spera and a couple of colleagues opened the Blutopia record shop in Rome’s Pigneto neighborhood.

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    Philadelphia’s Sounds Of Liberation

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    John Zorn performs his Hermetic Organ piece earlier in June at Jazz Festival Ljubljana, an event that unspooled 14 sets of the composer’s Bagatelles rendered by various New York musicians.

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    Pianist Simon Nabatov has released dozens of albums on Leo.

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    “From as early as I can remember, I’ve been experimenting with how many different sounds you can get out of a piano,” Elliot Galvin said.

    Elliot Galvin, Hardly Conservative

    London keyboardist Elliot Galvin is a musician of implacable, nonchalant curiosity. Since emerging at the start of this…

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    While jazz has been a common thread, the work of Danish guitarist Mark Solborg’s has veered well outside any clear parameters.

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    Anthony Braxton performs at the Edition Festival, which ran Feb. 7–10 in Stockholm.

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    A very relaxed Christian Meaas Svendsen with members of Nakama

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    Guitarist Hedvig Mollestad (center) said her band doesn’t think in terms of “jazz or rock.”

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    Rodrigo Amado (right) recently issued History Of Nothing (Trost).

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    Lisa Ullén recently released a 3-album set, Piano Works (Disorder).

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    Bassist Greg Cohen (from left), trumpeter Dave Douglas, drummer Joey Baron and saxophonist John Zorn perform as Masada at Jazz Em Agosto in Lisbon, Portugal.

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    En Corps performs at the Kongsberg Jazz Festival in Kongsberg, Norway.

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    On Kuba Więcek’s debut, Another Raindrop, listeners can find influences as far flung as the trip-hop feel of Massive Attack and folkloric dance rhythms.

    Polish Jazz, Worldwide

    In May 2015, Warner Music Group acquired the massive catalog of Polskie Nagrania, the old state-run Polish label of the…

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    Pianist Monica Dominique is featured on a box set that anthologizes Swedish jazz between 1970 and 1979.

    Swedish Jazz, Excavated

    Two decades ago, the Swedish state-run label Caprice Records launched a remarkably inclusive series intended to…

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    Saxophonist Philipp Gropper works in many disparate contexts, playing in bands led by vibrant German musicians, including bassist Pablo Held and fellow saxophonist Wanja Slavin, in addition to co-leading the electro-acoustic foursome Tau.

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    Pianist Jason Moran and percussionist Milford Graves perform as a duo during the Big Ears Festival, which ran March 22–25 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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    Guitarist Raphael Roginski has performed as a solo artist, in duos and in numerous ensembles.

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    Roscoe Mitchell of the Art Ensemble of Chicago performs during the Kongsberg Jazz Festival in Oslo, Norway, on July 7.

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    Willem Breuker (1944-2010)

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    Patrons shop for records at Chicago’s Dusty Groove.

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    Saxophonist Phillip Gropper is an integral part of WhyPlayJazz’s musical roster.

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    Camila Meza (left), Ryan Keberle and Scott Robinson perform in Seattle as part of the Earshot Jazz Festival on March 13

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    Vocalist Sofia Jernberg was among the participants at this year’s October Meeting at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam, which ran from Oct. 7–9.

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    Marc Ribot (left) and Joe Henry perform at the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee, on April 1.


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