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Renee Rosnes: Kinds of Love

Read "Kinds of Love" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Still riding high on the energy generated by her superwoman jazz group Artemis—Anat Cohen, Melissa Aldana, Ingrid Jensen, Noriko Ueda and Allison Miller— pianist Renee Rosnes, undaunted by the string of world crises but just as ruminative as the rest of us, elicits some of the most emotive and enthralling music of her career on Kinds ...

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Lisa Hilton: Transparent Sky

Read "Transparent Sky" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


It is a real wonder why a genuinely and generously creative spirit such as pianist Lisa Hilton hasn't broken through to a larger audience. Her philosophy of new ideas tied to older heartbeats, countered effusively by an actively improvisational impressionism, has resulted in a discography brightly colored with real beauts such as Chalkboard Destiny (2019), Oasis ...

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Orrin Evans: The Magic of Now

Read "The Magic of Now" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Timing is everything, the old masters teach. So pianist/composer/bandleader Orrin Evans drops the brazen The Magic of Now just in time. Just in time for the world to open up, renew its commitment, and move forward. Just in time for all to engage in those necessary conversations about civil upkeep. Put plainly, The Magic of Now ...

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Greg Skaff: Polaris

Read "Polaris" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan


The pandemic year of 2020 brought with it very little in terms of artistic endeavors, thanks to lockdowns and stay home orders. Yet even under extreme conditions, guitarist Greg Skaff managed to commit to tape some genuinely sublime music that is sure to be remembered as one of 2021'a most memorable releases. Of course, Skaff has ...

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Joe Lovano: Garden of Expression

Read "Garden of Expression" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Joe Lovano's entire recording career has been in the company of jazz greats since his debut with the Paul Motian Quintet in 1985. Lovano's hard bop days seem like a distant memory since his association with ECM began. Garden of Expression is the saxophonist's second project with his Trio Tapestry of pianist Marilyn Crispell, and drummer ...

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Veronica Swift: This Bitter Earth

Read "This Bitter Earth" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Borrowing music from Broadway (Oliver!, South Pacific, Bye Bye Birdie), alt-rock (The Dresden Dolls' “Sing!"), the great American Songbook, ("Getting To Know You"), R&B, and beyond, it takes an artist of sure and rising stature to curate one hell of a coherent protest album. Veronica Swift is that artist and, most declaratively, This Bitter Earth is ...

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Shai Maestro: Human

Read "Human" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


That pianist Shai Maestro dreams music is an understatement: With an intense romanticist's heart, he also plays in said dream state. And it is re-affirming to know that, after the hellish year the world has been dragged kicking through, that we can all dream too. Human dreams broadly with sunrises, sunsets and all the ...

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Joe Lovano / Marilyn Crispell / Carmen Casaldi: Garden of Expression

Read "Garden of Expression" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Artists inspire art. Provide a contented place. So let your mind (sans the hoopla it entertains itself with) go where it may (lest it lean towards insurrection) and take Trio Tapestry--Joe Lovano, Marilyn Crispell, and Carmen Castaldi--in the with you. And don't forget to bring their second gorgeous, justly titled Garden of Expression along for the ...

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Veronica Swift: This Bitter Earth

Read "This Bitter Earth" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


It seems jazz vocalist Veronica Swift has been in the music business all of her life, and for good reason: There is the well documented fact that she is the daughter of jazz pianist Hod O'Brien and singer Stephanie Nakasian, and she debuted on record at nine years old with Veronica's House of Jazz (SNOB, 2004). ...

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Emmet Cohen: Future Stride

Read "Future Stride" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


As proven onstage as well as on such percolating, locomotive recordings as 2018's self released Dirty In Detroit, Masters Legacy Series Vol 1 with Jimmy Cobb (Cellar Live, 2016), 2018's Masters Legacy Series Vol 2 with Ron Carter (Cellar Live), and his regular Monday Night Quarantine Jams on Facebook, pianist Emmet Cohen makes his music with ...


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