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Dan McClenaghan's Best Releases Of 2016

Read "Dan McClenaghan's Best Releases Of 2016" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

The music keeps moving forward, evolving to higher levels. My search for the best jazz recordings of 2016 led me to these marvelous CDs.

Wadada Leo Smith
America's National Parks
Cuneiform Records

Trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith has attempted in, the new millennium, to create his magnum opus. He may have succeeded ...

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Sanjay Divecha and Secret: Sanjay Divecha and Secret

Read "Sanjay Divecha and Secret" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Ravi Shankar has passed, but sounds from India continue to filter into the American jazz consciousness via the children of immigrants: pianist Vijay Iyer, saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa, violinist Trina Basu and cellist Amali Premawardhana of Karavika; violinist Arun Ramamurthy.

But India-born Sanjay Divecha, who spent fifteen years in the United States, and studied at ...

Karavika: Of Earth And Sky

Read "Of Earth And Sky" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Can't find a musical genre that fits the needs of your means of artistic expression? Then create your own. That's what Karavika did, with their gorgeous and provocative debut, Sunrise ( Self Produced, 2012). Call it raga/chamber/folk music if you will, a blend of multiple influences from multiple cultures, with a South Asian foundation in Sri ...

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Ashley Daneman: Beauty Indestructible

Read "Beauty Indestructible" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

During 2013 singer and songwriter Ashley Daneman and her husband, trumpeter Benje Daneman, raised the funding for Beauty Indestructible via 200 Kickstarter contributors. To each and every one of those contributors, “Thank You." For Beauty Indestructible is a striking debut, full of strong, memorable, songs and performances.

Every song is a Daneman original. She's a ...