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Wadada Leo Smith: Rosa Parks: Pure Love

Read "Rosa Parks: Pure Love" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Like several exceptional modern era composers from Ornette Coleman to John Zorn to Tyshawn Sorey, the “jazz" appellation has only anecdotal application to the latter-day calling of Wadada Leo Smith as a composer. On his previous Cuneiform releases Ten Freedom Summers (2012) and America's National Parks (2016), Smith worked with an ear toward confronting injustice and ...

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Bobo Stenson: Contra la indecision

Read "Contra la indecision" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Swedish pianist Bobo Stenson could be considered an anomaly amongst the ECM roster of piano players. His work over the past decades has been more controlled and, not to be taken as an insult or affront to Stenson's earthy lyricism, less challenging than the works of past and current label-mates such as Paul Bley, Marilyn Crispell, ...

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David Soler: Botánicas

Read "Botánicas" reviewed by Enrique Turpin

Hay discos que nacen con la condición de outsiders. No sólo es que vayan a contracorriente, es que encuentran sentido en los márgenes. La periferia es su dominio y cobran sentido pleno cuando dejan descubrir su lateralidad. David Soler es el baricentro que equilibra las fuerzas, densidades y distancias del conjunto heterogéneo que es Botánicas. Un ...