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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.

JAZZ JOURNAL

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), ...

JAZZ JOURNAL

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 ...

JAZZ JOURNAL

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 ...

JAZZ JOURNAL

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 ...

JAZZ JOURNAL

Spring 2019

Read "Spring 2019" reviewed by Doug Collette

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 ...

JAZZ JOURNAL

Fall 2018

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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. Danny Green Trio Plus Strings One Day It Will OA2 Records 2018 In a practical execution of the action foreshadowed in its title, restrained use of orchestration on One Day It Will makes this album work. Hardly ...

JAZZ JOURNAL

Summer 2018

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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. Fred Hersch Trio Heartsong Sunnyside Records 2018 The longer Fred Hersch plays, the more resplendent his piano sounds. And that is with all due respect to his accompanists, on this remastered edition of the near twenty year ...


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