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Wayne Shorter and Dave Holland at Carnegie Hall

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When Wayne Shorter put a new working acoustic jazz band together in 2001, there were two possible outcomes that his fans and listeners could have expected: 1) “Nice! Wayne Shorter is going to finally bring back is innovative style of playing and band-leading with new, original compositions that just might rival his composing power demonstrated during ...

Hank Jones: For My Father & 'S Wonderful

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It seems that piano legend Hank Jones will be celebrating his 87th birthday this year by reminding his audience just why he's considered such a legend. With the releases of two very different straight-ahead jazz releases, Jones will likely satisfy both his loyal fans and more critical die-hard jazz enthusiasts.

Jones is last surviving ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Avram Fefer and Bobby Few: Kindred Spirits

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Sometimes lightning strikes twice. As proof, legendary expatriate Bobby Few has teamed with fellow sound explorer Avram Fefer for two fresh releases of very different character, and with near-perfect results.

On the aptly-titled Kindred Spirits, Few and Fefer offer a slower, more blues-laden repertoire than the more free jazz-oriented Heavenly Places. But don't let this accessibility ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Miles Davis: Miles in Berlin

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Finally on CD in the United States, Miles in Berlin can be viewed by Davis completists as a Rosetta Stone in his long career. It is the very first recording by what would later be dubbed the second great quintet, capturing the group in a transitional period. Largely considered one of the greatest jazz bands ever, ...