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Favourite Recordings from 2021

Read "Favourite Recordings from 2021" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


As per usual, the first One Man's Jazz of a new year features music from my favourite recordings of the previous year, selected from a wide range of artists from 38 countries. I thought 2021 was a fine year for releasing some very good creative music, despite the dire effect of the pandemic on the rest ...

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Rodrigo Amado, Pepa Paivinen & Luca Perciballi

Read "Rodrigo Amado, Pepa Paivinen & Luca Perciballi" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


There's a distinct European flavour to this episode of One Man's Jazz. Powerhouse Portuguese saxophonist Rodrigo Amado snagged three of Norway's top improvisers Thomas Johansson, Jon Rune Strøm and Gard Nilssen) to form a new band he calls Northern Liberties, and the quartet does exactly that on the new We Are Electric. Also in this playlist ...

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Sarah Vaughan, Petter Eldh, Artifacts, Immanuel Wilkins and More New Releases

Read "Sarah Vaughan, Petter Eldh, Artifacts, Immanuel Wilkins and More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


A lil' dive in the 1970's world of soul—or funk-tinged jazz, then some adventurous large ensembles; a focus on Scandinavian artists and the first single from Immanuel Wilkins' sophomore release. It's a set with lots of interesting facets.Happy listening!Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Sarah ...

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William Parker, Francois Carrier & Javier Subatin

Read "William Parker, Francois Carrier & Javier Subatin" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


This week's spotlight is clearly on the great bassist, composer, multi-instrumentalist & culture maker, William Parker. His 10-CD box set is almost overwhelming in its scope and originality. You'll hear a sampling from three of the CDs, plus a track from a new recording with his partner, Patricia Nicholson. We check out new discs from Montreal's ...

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Lounge with Lizards + MJQ Tuxedos, Mighty Helen Sung and The Duke rocks out

Read "Lounge with Lizards + MJQ Tuxedos, Mighty Helen Sung and The Duke rocks out" reviewed by David Brown


John Lurie's memoir + lounging with Lizards; Chicago drummer Charles Rumback branches out; I'm ok with the tuxedos here's the MJQ; the mighty Helen Sung with strings, vocalist Shannon Gunn gets her due; Esperanza Saplding gets hip, and The Duke rocks out. Welcome friends and neighbors to The Jazz Continuum. Old, new, in, out... wherever the ...

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Steve Coleman, Artifacts, Wadada Leo Smith & Weiss/Okazaki

Read "Steve Coleman, Artifacts, Wadada Leo Smith & Weiss/Okazaki" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


M-Base in the house when Steve Coleman and Five Elements recorded Volume 2 of their live performances from the Village Vanguard. It's the feature recording in this episode, but it's got company from the very excellent ...and Then There's This by Artifacts (Nicole Mitchell, Tomeka Reid & Mike Reed). This is a superb album. So is ...

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Artifacts

Label: 482 Music
Released: 2016
Track listing: Composition 23B; Jo Jar; Bernice / Days Fly By with Ruby; Clowns; Have Mercy on Us; BK; I'll Be Right Here Waiting; Munkt Munk; Light on the Path.

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Nicole Mitchell, Tomeka Reid, Mike Reed: Artifacts

Read "Artifacts" reviewed by Vic Albani


I figli crescono. Terza generazione della mai troppo celebrata AACM chicagoana, Nicole Mitchell, Tomeka Reid e Mike Reed danno alle stampe un interessantissimo CD che è già stato votato da molte testate specializzate quale uno dei migliori, se non il migliore disco di jazz dello scorso anno. Artifacts è innanzitutto ...

Album

Artifacts

Label: 482 Music
Released: 2015
Track listing: Composition 23B; Jo Jar; Bernice / Days Fly By with Ruby; Clowns; Have Mercy on Us; BK; I'll Be Right Here Waiting; Munkt Munk; Light On The Path.

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Nicole Mitchell/Tomeka Reid/Mike Reed: Artifacts

Read "Artifacts" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Flutist Nicole Mitchell, cellist Tomeka Reid and drummer Mike Reed are three of the most prominent members of the third generation of Association for Advancement of Creative Music (AACM). Each one is a consummate musician; equally adept at composing and improvising. Each one of them has forged their boldly unique artistic path with an instantly recognizable ...


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