There’s something admirable about the Jimi Hendrix estate’s willingness to put their name on Live In Maui, a warts-and-all document.

(Photo: Courtesy Experience Hendrix)

The Jimi Hendrix Experience In Paradise

As fascinating as it is to hear Live In Maui (Experience Hendrix/Legacy Recordings/Sony Music Entertainment 19439799042; 51:34/48:45 ****), a thrilling document of a July 1970…

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    Ed Palermo has been known to embody a larger-than-life persona during his big band’s live shows.

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    Aubrey Johnson’s leader debut, Unraveled, includes sextet arrangements of standards and four original compositions.

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    Gary Smulyan credits much of his interest in contrafacts to pianist Reese Markewich, who has written two books on the topic.

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    Junior Mance (1928–2021)

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    Reedist Roscoe Mitchell is set to stream a performance Wednesday as part of the Hot House Meets Havana festival.

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    John Coltrane’s Blue World takes its name from a contrafact of Harold Arlen’s “Out Of This World.”

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    Saxophonist Teodross Avery leads two different quartets on Harlem Stories: The Music Of Thelonious Monk.

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    Pianist Emmet Cohen’s new album, Future Stride, includes five of his compositions.

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    Since the pandemic began, saxophonist Charles Lloyd (center) has remained busy, performing in fresh ensembles and preparing the release of a new album.

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    Trombonist Mariel Bildsten aims to replicate epic big-band moments in her small ensemble arrangements.

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