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Bobby Sparks II: Schizophrenia: The Yang Project

Read "Schizophrenia: The Yang Project" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Listening to this incredible double CD it's hard to believe that this is Bobby Sparks II's first album under his own name. Granted he has contributed to many records in his quarter-century career, notably with the likes of Kirk Franklin, Roy Hargrove, Marcus Miller, Fred Hammond and Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent). However, this prodigious double-album ...

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Steuart Leibig/Stigtette: Delta

Read "Delta" reviewed by Matt Cibula

This is not exactly a jazz album, nor is it really classical music. It's really both, and it's accessible, and--despite what you might be thinking--it's kind of adorable and good. If it was a bit more forceful, and if the tracks weren't all pretty much the same, this would be quite a great recording indeed.

These ...

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Steuart Liebig / Stigtette: Delta

Read "Delta" reviewed by John Kelman

While he's experimented with larger ensembles on albums like Pomegranate (Cryptogramophone, 2001), contrabassguitarist Steuart Liebig tends to favour the more intimate context of the quartet. But his groups have been anything but conventional, with his three Quartetto Stig albums featuring violin, trumpet, contrabassguitar, and drums, and last year's Quicksilver (pfMentum) a combination of flute, violin, contrabassguitar, ...

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Miles Davis: Miles Davis Live

Read "Miles Davis Live" reviewed by Douglas Payne

This fairly well-recorded concert captures the very electric Miles Davis octet live in the South of France sometime during the summer of 1988. It's hard to say if this is a legitimate release. But the quality of the recording and the performance places it above any of Mile's post- Pangaea “live" releases (pending Warner Brothers' choice ...