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NYT Approved

Read "NYT Approved" reviewed by Patrick Burnette

Vegetation may die in December but best-of lists sprout like weeds. This episode, the boys examine four selections on the venerable New York Times' best-of list of 2018 jazz releases, and (by their cranky standards, at least) like what they find. Except for a certain passage of spoken-word optimism. Bastards can't abide optimism. The music ranges ...

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2018 Jazz Surprises

Read "2018 Jazz Surprises" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

The end of the year is the time when we usually look back and take stock. To celebrate the continuous growth and expansion of the music we love, we've decided to look back at the music that, for a reason or another, has surprised us the most this year. It features mostly young musicians, artists we ...

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John Scofield, Bill Frisell, Miho Hazama & other great new releases

Read "John Scofield, Bill Frisell, Miho Hazama & other great new releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

The summer is almost over and the pace at which new albums are being released is picking up... This week we focus on a few new gems, including two remarkable tributes to Thelonious Monk, the mighty Work: The Complete Compositions of Thelonious Monk (in six volumes!) by Miles Okazaki and the idiosyncratic The MONK: Live at ...

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Martin Schulte Quartet featuring Frederik Köster: Walking Distance

Read "Walking Distance" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

German jazz guitarist Martin Schulte opens this excellent quartet outing with the title tune. The title must be a play on the prominent walking bass line provided by bassist Matthias Nowak, but it's also a catchy, swinging piece with dramatic, unexpected stops (as well as a showcase for guest trumpeter Frederik Köster). Tenor saxophonist Peter Ehwald ...

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Walking Distance: Neighborhood

Read "Neighborhood" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

If any group can turn the concept of ebb and flow into a fully realized art form, it's Walking Distance. This New York-based foursome thrives on architectural schemes connected to the expansion and contraction of musical materials, presenting sounds that can appear disjointed, yet demonstrating congruence in their expression(s) all the while. Different players push and ...