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Album Review

Rachel Eckroth: The Garden

Read "The Garden" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Pianist and composer Rachel Eckroth travels a twisty road on this CD, creating an ever-changing mix of jazz, prog rock, and fusion which utilizes off- center beats and swarming electronic effects. Eckroth's music is a little different on each track. Sometimes it builds up from layers of piano and synthesizers. At other times it works out of the basic piano trio format. Everything she creates, though, has an edgy, ominous atmosphere which lends itself as much to dark ...

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Rachel Eckroth: The Garden

Read "The Garden" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


One of the Phoenix's brightest lights, pianist-composer-vocalist Rachel Eckroth, who has ably added depth to the music of such polar opposites as Chris Botti, Rufus Wainwright, and St. Vincent, leaves no stone unturned in The Garden, her darkly convincing, Rainy Day Records debut. It is immediately apparent that Eckroth hears things unlike the rest of us. Her music is a prowling evolution, full of darkness yet attainable, redeemable light. Without hesitancy, she shapes and seizes, assembles, dissects, and ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Rachel Eckroth, Melanie Charles, Bruno Angelini, Aakash Mittal & More New Releases

Read "Rachel Eckroth, Melanie Charles, Bruno Angelini, Aakash Mittal & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Impressive new albums by Rachel Eckroth and Melanie Charles, the cross-cultural experiments of Aakash Mittal and Ches Smith, groovy soulful releases and re-releases by Leon Spencer, David Axelrod and Will Bernard and much more in this week's playlist.Happy listening!PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 David Axelrod “Mucho Chupar" Heavy Axe (Craft) 0:16 Host talks 3:27 Leon Spencer “Louisiana Slim" Louisiana Slim (Craft) 5:04 Will Bernard “Mazurka Tree" Ancient Grains (Posi-Tone) ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Left of Average

Read "Left of Average" reviewed by Patrick Burnette


The Bastards look at four albums taking paths less travelled, approaches rarely attempted, and pianos (in the case of Sun Ra at least) untuned. Three 2021 releases are featured and we go way back to 1966 for a movie tie-in album that went right for jazz fans and terribly wrong the MGM employee writing the liner notes. Pop matters this time isn't pop at all but Mike's in-depth discussion of Charles McPherson's birthday concert, so stay tuned. PlaylistMike ...


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