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Bebel Gilberto: Tudo

Read "Tudo" reviewed by Ernest Barteldes

On her seventh studio album, Bebel Gilberto follows a path similar to her last two records: a blend of original electronic-enhanced acoustic music sung in English and Portuguese and a handful of covers. Tudo opens with the gentle ballad “Somewhere Else," a track cleverly arranged with the addition of a string quartet led by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. ...

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Billy Childs: Map To The Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro

Read "Map To The Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The latter day jazz community, by and large, has embraced songwriting icons from the other side of the fence. Numerous artists associated with jazz have visited in on Bob Dylan's iconic work, explored the dark soul of Tom Waits, reshaped the poetic work(s) of Leonard Cohen, and/or tapped into the Joni Mitchell well. But what of ...

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Regina Carter: Southern Confort

Read "Southern Confort" reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo

Alla talentuosa violinista statunitense non si può certo negare una volatile progettualità, sempre votata alla esplorazione di diverse tradizioni musicali. Il suo caleidoscopio sonoro ingloba in questo CD sia le matrici afroamericane (blues) che bianche (country, cajun, melodie folk irlandesi) per dar luogo ad un progetto a dir poco irrisolto. Piccolo capolavoro di intrigante rielaborazione della ...

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Jenny Scheinman: The Littlest Prisoner

Read "The Littlest Prisoner" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

It's tempting to say that Jenny Scheinman has a split musical personality, but that's not really the case. The playful-and-devious violinist with a glint in her eye and the poised alt-country singer aren't as far apart as some may think, as both are powered by the heartbeat of American life; it's just important to remember that ...

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The Bad Plus: The Rite of Spring

Read "The Rite of Spring" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

Dall'anno della sua tumultuosa prima parigina è passato un secolo e un anno.
Da allora la Sagra della primavera di Igor Stravinsky ha attraversato i decenni continuando a dialogare con le musiche che l'hanno seguita.
Il rapporto di questo capolavoro con il jazz--musica che, si sa, riveste una particolare importanza nella vita ...

The Bad Plus: The Rite Of Spring

Read "The Bad Plus: The Rite Of Spring" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Calculation and risk, bombast and glory, a complete shunning of expectations, and a penchant for the provocative, percussive and dramatic. It's hard to know if that description is meant to be applied to Igor Stravinsky's most heralded work or the collectively-operated trio known as The Bad Plus; it's hard to make that distinction because it rings ...

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Regina Carter: Southern Comfort

Read "Southern Comfort" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Violinist Regina Carter's debut for Sony Masterworks finds her knee-deep in history once again. Carter has become something of a genre-blind and stylistically-inclusive musicologist, marrying her violin, family history and more to music of various shapes and origins.

She paid tribute to the dark lord of the violin on Paganini: After A Dream ...

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Tedeschi Trucks Band: Made Up Mind

Read "Made Up Mind" reviewed by Doug Collette

Tedeschi Trucks Band's debut, Revelator (Sony Masterworks, 2010), was a marvel of modern blues-rock. Songs deeply rooted in genre tradition ultimately comprised a deeply felt personal statement by the dual leaders of the group, guitarist Derek Trucks and vocalist/guitarist Susan Tedeschi.

The group's sophomore album, Made Up Mind, not surprisingly, radiates an even more mature ...

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Tedeschi Trucks Band: Made Up Mind

Read "Made Up Mind" reviewed by John Kelman

In so many ways, Tedeschi Trucks Band has bucked the odds: a band, on paper, doomed to fail and yet, here it is with its second studio recording, after the 2011 debut, Revelator and 2012 live album, Everybody's Talkin' (both, Sony Masterworks). In these days of escalating touring costs, the idea of an eleven-piece rock/soul/blues band ...

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Tedeschi Trucks Band: Made Up Mind

Read "Made Up Mind" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Since the assimilation of the Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks bands into the eleven-member Tedeschi Trucks Band, the group has worked, creatively speaking, non-stop. The band debuted with 2011's Revelator (Sony Masterworks) followed by the live set, Tedeschi Trucks Band Live: Everybody's Talkin' (Sony Masterworks, 2012), and its requisite tour, reviewed within these electrons.