Jazz Journal

Jazz Journal is a regular column consisting of pithy takes on recent jazz releases of note as well as spotlights on those titles in the genre that might otherwise go unnoticed under the cultural radar.

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Fall 2020

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Jazz Journal is a regular column comprised of pithy takes on recent releases of note, spotlighting titles that might otherwise go unnoticed or that deserve special attention. The Claire Daly Band RAH! RAH! Ride Symbol 2020 To credibly conceive and execute homage to the late Rahsaan Roland Kirk would take a solid, bonded unit, but the fivesome that is The Claire Daly Band, as pictured so amiably on the back cover of ...

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Summer 2020

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Jazz Journal is a regular column comprised of pithy takes on recent releases of note, spotlighting titles that might otherwise go unnoticed or that deserve special attention. Claus Waidtløw The Game Self Produced 2020 A saxophonist who, over the last 3 decades, has recorded and toured with a who's who of jazz, including Toots Thielemans, John Scofield, Christian McBride, and Chris Potter, the in-demand Danish musician Claus Waidtløw presents The Game, his ...

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Spring 2020

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Jazz Journal is a regular column comprised of pithy takes on recent jazz releases of note, spotlighting titles that might otherwise go unnoticed. Jaromír Honzák Hard To Understand Animal Music 2020 The airy warm tones of “Francoise Truffaut" constitute an apt commencement for Czech double bassist Jaromír Honzák and his newest release Hard To Understand. Recorded and mixed by Milan Cimfe and subsequently mastered by Pavel Karlík (all at Sono Records Studio), ...

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Winter 2020

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Jazz Journal is a regular column consisting of pithy takes on recent jazz releases of note as well as spotlights on those titles in the genre that might otherwise go unnoticed under the cultural radar. Michael Blicher, Dan Hemmer, Steve Gadd Get That Motor Runnin' Proper Music 2019 Aficionados of the Hammond B3 may long for more of it during this record, but this is, after all, a cooperative effort. The saxophone ...

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Midsummer 2019

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Jazz Journal is a regular column consisting of pithy takes on recent jazz releases of note as well as spotlights on those titles in the genre that might otherwise go unnoticed under the cultural radar. Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller Parlour Game Royal Potato Family 2019 It only takes a few listens to Parlour Game to conclude the billing ought to be altered for the album. In keeping with other previous collaboration ...

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Summer 2019

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Jazz Journal is a regular column consisting of pithy takes on recent jazz releases of note as well as spotlights on those titles in the genre that might otherwise go unnoticed under the cultural radar. Nick Sanders Trio Playtime 2050 Sunnyside Records 2019 The music inside the cover of Playtime is a vivid reflection of the deceptively whimsical cover art. Witness, for instance, two tracks juxtaposed with each other: “Live Normal" almost ...

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Spring 2019

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Jazz Journal is a regular column consisting of pithy takes on recent jazz releases of note as well as spotlights on those titles in the genre that might otherwise go unnoticed under the cultural radar. Brandon Goldberg Let's Play Self Produced 2019 Brandon Goldberg's debut album offers proof positive that Joey Alexander is not the only piano prodigy working in the contemporary jazz field today. But the young man with his name ...


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