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What's the Concept?

Read "What's the Concept?" reviewed by Patrick Burnette

Can jazz have “concept albums?" Probably not, but some records do work harder at sustaining a mood--or a sense of narrative--than others. The boys look at five test cases--one brand new, two from that prime year 1969, and two from the transition from the eighties to the nineties. Madge gets a look in during pop matters, ...


The Session: Collusion

Read "Collusion" reviewed by Chris Mosey

The Session are four very talented musicians from New Orleans with a good grasp of their place in jazz history. They play music from New Orleans. It's their own, not trad and it's extremely good. Unfortunately they also fancy themselves as political activists, crudely attacking the admittedly crude Trump administration. Hence the album title, Collusion and ...