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Articles by Karl Ackermann

  1. Some Other Time
    10
    Published: 2016-07-21
    Noah Preminger
    Some Other Time
  2. As it Was
    9
    Published: 2016-07-18
    Peter Erskine Trio: John Taylor/Palle Danielsson
    As it Was
  3. On Ceremony
    13
    Published: 2016-07-17
    The Danny Fisher-Lochhead Large Ensemble
    On Ceremony
  4. The Expanding Universe
    14
    Published: 2016-07-08
    Leap of Faith Orchestra
    The Expanding Universe
  5. Seven Storey Mountain V
    14
    Published: 2016-06-28
    Nate Wooley
    Seven Storey Mountain V
  6. Suite Ellington
    9
    Published: 2016-06-26
    Ed Neumeister
    Suite Ellington
  7. Duo
    18
    Published: 2016-06-20
    Dawda Jobareth/Stefan Pasborg
    Duo
  8. The River
    9
    Published: 2016-06-16
    ETHEL + Robert Mirabal
    The River
  9. Choice
    10
    Published: 2016-06-09
    Eden Bareket Trio
    Choice
  10. Play All the Notes
    11
    Published: 2016-06-08
    Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord
    Play All the Notes
  11. Kaleidoscope Eyes: Music of the Beatles
    10
    Published: 2016-06-06
    John Daversa
    Kaleidoscope Eyes: Music of the Beatles
  12. One For Marian: Celebrating Marian McPartland
    12
    Published: 2016-06-05
    Roberta Piket
    One For Marian: Celebrating Marian McPartland
  13. Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny
    11
    Published: 2016-06-05
    Cuong Vu/Pat Metheny
    Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny
  14. Return
    10
    Published: 2016-06-03
    Jack DeJohnette
    Return
  15. Free for One
    8
    Published: 2016-05-31
    Ron Stabinsky
    Free for One
  16. Shoebox View
    14
    Published: 2016-05-26
    Naomi Moon Siegel
    Shoebox View
  17. The Inner Spectrum of Variables
    20
    Published: 2016-05-25
    Tyshawn Sorey
    The Inner Spectrum of Variables
  18. Alien Flower Sutra
    11
    Published: 2016-05-24
    Rob Mazurek/Emmett Kelly
    Alien Flower Sutra
  19. Further Explorations
    12
    Published: 2016-05-23
    Alchemy Sound Project
    Further Explorations
  20. Equal Poise
    9
    Published: 2016-05-17
    Simon Nabatov/Mark Dresser/Dominik Mahnig
    Equal Poise
  21. Home
    8
    Published: 2016-05-10
    Eleonore Oppenheim
    Home
  22. Live In The Black Forest
    10
    Published: 2016-05-09
    Cecil Taylor
    Live In The Black Forest
  23. In Movement
    23
    Published: 2016-05-04
    Jack DeJohnette/Ravi Coltrane/Matthew Garrison
    In Movement
  24. Les Indignés
    8
    Published: 2016-05-03
    C.B.G
    Les Indignés
  25. Some Other Time: The Lost Session From the Black Forest
    25
    Published: 2016-04-27
    Bill Evans with Eddie Gomez and Jack DeJohnette
    Some Other Time: The Lost Session From the Black Forest
  26. Visual Music
    12
    Published: 2016-04-27
    Joan Jeanrenaud
    Visual Music
  27. Andando el Tiempo
    16
    Published: 2016-04-26
    Carla Bley/Andy Sheppard/Steve Swallow
    Andando el Tiempo
  28. Butterflies Fly in Pairs
    10
    Published: 2016-04-22
    A Bu
    Butterflies Fly in Pairs
  29. Falga
    7
    Published: 2016-04-18
    Falga
    Falga
  30. For The Unknown
    9
    Published: 2016-04-06
    Bruno Råberg/Phil Grenadier/Allan Chase
    For The Unknown
  31. Infinite Spirit - Revisiting Music of the Mwandishi Band
    13
    Published: 2016-04-04
    Bob Gluck/Billy Hart/Eddie Henderson/Christopher Dean Sullivan
    Infinite Spirit - Revisiting Music of the Mwandishi Band
  32. Continuum
    26
    Published: 2016-03-31
    Nik Bärtsch's Mobile
    Continuum
  33. Kjølvatn
    11
    Published: 2016-03-29
    Nils Økland
    Kjølvatn
  34. Reverse Camouflage
    9
    Published: 2016-03-26
    Oğuz Büyükberber/Tobias Klein
    Reverse Camouflage
  35. Vortex Generation Mechanisms
    9
    Published: 2016-03-25
    Turbulence
    Vortex Generation Mechanisms
  36. Stop Time
    9
    Published: 2016-03-24
    Robin Hayward
    Stop Time
  37. Warp
    12
    Published: 2016-03-21
    Jon Balke
    Warp
  38. You and I
    6
    Published: 2016-03-19
    Jeff Buckley
    You and I
  39. Intermetallic Compounds
    10
    Published: 2016-03-18
    Metal Chaos Ensemble
    Intermetallic Compounds
  40. Bring Their ‘A’ Game
    9
    Published: 2016-03-17
    Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord
    Bring Their ‘A’ Game
  41. R Train On The D Line
    13
    Published: 2016-03-10
    Brian Groder Trio
    R Train On The D Line
  42. A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke
    25
    Published: 2016-03-09
    Vijay Iyer & Wadada Leo Smith
    A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke
  43. Navigation Without Numbers
    13
    Published: 2016-03-03
    George Hurd
    Navigation Without Numbers
  44. The Ludwigsburg Concert
    32
    Published: 2016-02-26
    Lyle Mays Quartet
    The Ludwigsburg Concert
  45. River Silver
    29
    Published: 2016-02-23
    Michel Benita Ethics
    River Silver
  46. ReWrite of Spring
    20
    Published: 2016-02-17
    Lars Møller's Aarhus Jazz Orchestra feat. David Liebman and Marilyn Mazur
    ReWrite of Spring
  47. Sixteen: Drummers Suite
    16
    Published: 2016-02-16
    Dan Weiss
    Sixteen: Drummers Suite
  48. Folk
    15
    Published: 2016-02-15
    Oddjob
    Folk
  49. Into the Silence
    20
    Published: 2016-02-14
    Avishai Cohen
    Into the Silence
  50. Still, Up In The Air
    11
    Published: 2016-02-13
    Moppa Elliott
    Still, Up In The Air
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  1. Read "East River"
    167
    Published: 2015-02-22
    CD/LP/Track Review
    PLS.trio: East River
  2. Read "Hoodman's Blind"
    79
    Published: 2014-02-06
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Arshak Sirunyan: Hoodman's Blind
  3. Read "Synovial Joints"
    30
    Published: 2015-04-17
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Steve Coleman and the Council of Balance: Synovial Joints
  4. Read "Lew Soloff: Sketches Of Spain"
    828
    Published: 2010-10-29
    Extended Analysis
    Lew Soloff: Sketches Of Spain
  5. Read "Break Stuff"
    58
    Published: 2015-02-06
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Vijay Iyer Trio: Break Stuff
  6. Read "We Want Miles (Bonus Track Version)"
    38
    Published: 2014-03-26
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Miles Davis: We Want Miles (Bonus Track Version)
  7. Read "Lathe of Heaven"
    69
    Published: 2014-09-02
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Mark Turner Quartet: Lathe of Heaven
  8. Read "Now This"
    18
    Published: 2015-05-29
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Gary Peacock Trio: Now This
  9. Read "You’ve Been Watching Me"
    39
    Published: 2015-04-10
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Tim Berne's Snakeoil: You’ve Been Watching Me
  10. Read "Made in Chicago"
    54
    Published: 2015-03-11
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Jack DeJohnette: Made in Chicago
  11. Read "Mette Henriette"
    31
    Published: 2015-11-08
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Mette Henriette Martedatter Rølvåg: Mette Henriette
  12. Read "Alloy"
    62
    Published: 2014-09-30
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Tyshawn Sorey: Alloy
  13. Read "Crime Scene"
    290
    Published: 2010-06-17
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Terje Rypdal: Crime Scene
  14. Read "Spiral Mercury"
    49
    Published: 2014-07-31
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Pharoah & The Underground: Spiral Mercury
  15. Read "Joy in Spite of Everything"
    62
    Published: 2014-08-11
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Stefano Bollani: Joy in Spite of Everything
  16. Read "The Ludwigsburg Concert"
    32
    Published: 2016-02-26
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Lyle Mays Quartet: The Ludwigsburg Concert
  17. Read "Brooklyn Babylon"
    22
    Published: 2013-05-18
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Darcy James Argue's Secret Society: Brooklyn Babylon
  18. Read "Some Other Time: The Lost Session From the Black Forest"
    25
    Published: 2016-04-27
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Bill Evans with Eddie Gomez and Jack DeJohnette: Some Other Time: The Lost Session From the Black Forest
  19. Read "In Movement"
    23
    Published: 2016-05-04
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Jack DeJohnette/Ravi Coltrane/Matthew Garrison: In Movement
  20. Read "Mise en Abîme"
    49
    Published: 2014-05-28
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Steve Lehman: Mise en Abîme
  21. Read "A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke"
    25
    Published: 2016-03-09
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Vijay Iyer & Wadada Leo Smith: A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke
  22. Read "Spark of Life"
    75
    Published: 2014-09-24
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Marcin Wasilewski Trio with Joakim Milder: Spark of Life
  23. Read "In For A Penny, In For A Pound"
    32
    Published: 2015-05-14
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Henry Threadgill Zooid: In For A Penny, In For A Pound
  24. Read "Silk and Salt Melodies"
    53
    Published: 2014-08-14
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Louis Sclavis Quartet: Silk and Salt Melodies
  25. Read "The Jazz Composer’s Orchestra Update"
    53
    Published: 2014-11-13
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Michael Mantler: The Jazz Composer’s Orchestra Update
  26. Read "Fe' ... Faith"
    339
    Published: 2011-07-12
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Gonzalo Rubalcaba: Fe' ... Faith
  27. Read "Andrew Hill: Solos - The Jazz Sessions"
    29
    Published: 2013-11-01
    Extended Analysis
    Andrew Hill: Solos - The Jazz Sessions
  28. Read "The Bell"
    19
    Published: 2016-01-10
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Ches Smith with Craig Taborn and Mat Maneri: The Bell
  29. Read "Highway Rider"
    324
    Published: 2010-05-12
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Brad Mehldau: Highway Rider
  30. Read "The First Quartet"
    22
    Published: 2015-11-23
    CD/LP/Track Review
    John Abercrombie: The First Quartet
  31. Read "Drum Sketches"
    531
    Published: 2010-04-23
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Susie Ibarra: Drum Sketches
  32. Read "Crisis"
    25
    Published: 2015-07-17
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Amir ElSaffar: Crisis
  33. Read "Galactic Parables: Volume 1"
    23
    Published: 2015-06-05
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Rob Mazurek Exploding Star Orchestra: Galactic Parables: Volume 1
  34. Read "Meltframe"
    8
    Published: 2015-09-04
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Mary Halvorson: Meltframe
  35. Read "Vol. 1: This Is Not the Answer"
    47
    Published: 2014-05-08
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Awakening Orchestra: Vol. 1: This Is Not the Answer
  36. Read "Switch"
    64
    Published: 2014-06-24
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Nils Petter Molvær: Switch
  37. Read "Elvis Never Left the Building"
    64
    Published: 2014-09-11
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Peter Madsen: Elvis Never Left the Building
  38. Read "Keith Jarrett: Creation"
    34
    Published: 2015-05-20
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Keith Jarrett: Keith Jarrett: Creation
  39. Read "Snakeoil"
    81
    Published: 2012-02-03
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Tim Berne: Snakeoil
  40. Read "Blood Drum Spirit"
    395
    Published: 2010-03-08
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Royal Hartigan: Blood Drum Spirit
  41. Read "Piano Nights"
    32
    Published: 2014-02-20
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Bohren & der Club of Gore: Piano Nights
  42. Read "The Invisible Trio"
    32
    Published: 2014-03-05
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Max Johnson Trio: The Invisible Trio
  43. Read "In The Morning"
    17
    Published: 2015-08-10
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Stefano Battaglia Trio: In The Morning
  44. Read "Alexander Hawkins Trio"
    40
    Published: 2015-04-11
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Alexander Hawkins: Alexander Hawkins Trio
  45. Read "Lumen"
    41
    Published: 2015-03-18
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Adam Berenson: Lumen
  46. Read "Heritage/Evolution, Volume 1"
    57
    Published: 2015-02-05
    CD/LP/Track Review
    PRISM Quartet: Heritage/Evolution, Volume 1
  47. Read "In The Shade Of The Sun"
    329
    Published: 2010-03-05
    CD/LP/Track Review
    John Blum: In The Shade Of The Sun
  48. Read "Something Familiar"
    9
    Published: 2015-07-12
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Max Johnson, Kirk Knuffke, Ziv Ravitz: Something Familiar
  49. Read "Cuba: The Conversation Continues"
    13
    Published: 2015-10-16
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra: Cuba: The Conversation Continues
  50. Read "Black Light"
    9
    Published: 2015-09-20
    CD/LP/Track Review
    Sonar: Black Light

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