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​“The power of unison is super,” Turner said. “It’s 10,000 years old, or more.”

(Photo: Michael Jackson)

Mark Turner: Return to the West

Mark Turner is sitting in a coffeehouse bakery in Westwood, California, talking in circles. Concentric, full circles, that is. The highly praised yet still underappreciated tenor…


A Generational Plea for Equality



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The BBB Featuring Bernie Dresel

The Pugilist
(Dig It)


Scatter the Atoms That Remain
Emancipation Suite
(Mobility Music)


Marta Sanchez
SAAM (Spanish American Art Museum)
(Whirlwind)


Khruangbin/Leon Bridges
Texas Moon
(Dead Oceans)


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Brian Landrus

Red List
(Palmetto)


Bill Evans
You Must Believe In Spring
(Craft Recordings)


Diego Figueiredo
Follow The Signs
(Arbors)


Ben Markley Big Band with Ari Hoenig
Ari’s Funhouse
(OA2)


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Albert Ayler

Albert Ayler: The Truth Is Marching In

In a restaurant-bar in Greenwich Village, tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler was ruminating on the disparity between renown and income. In his case, anyway. Covers of his albums are prominent in the windows of more and more jazz record stores; references to him are increasingly frequent in jazz magazines, here and abroad; a growing number of players are trying to sound like him.

“I’m a new star, according to a magazine in England,” Ayler said, “and I don’t even have fare to England. Record royalties? I never see any. Oh, maybe I’ll get $50…


Growing Up Monk




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