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Article: Album Review

I.P.A.: Bashing Mushrooms

Read "Bashing Mushrooms" reviewed by Troy Dostert


Comprised of an impressive roster of Scandinavian all-stars, I.P.A. might only need a better name if the group is to break through to wider notice. Harnessing its commitment to post-bop freedom to thoughtful tunecraft, the band's music is both accessible and tough-edged, cerebral and hard-grooving in equal measure. The quintet's first Cuneiform release, I Just Did ...

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John Coltrane Quartet: Impressions: Graz 1962

Read "Impressions: Graz 1962" reviewed by Mark Corroto


This live concert is a welcome excuse to go to your happy place. Sixty years after John Coltrane's quartet toured Europe, this radio broadcast with its excellent audio fidelity opens like a capsule. Both a time capsule and a seed capsule, one that continues to pollinate today's music. The year was 1962 and Coltrane ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Vintage Dolphy

Read "Vintage Dolphy" reviewed by Duncan Heining


Vintage Dolphy appeared originally in 1986/7 on both vinyl and CD. Featuring recordings from three separate live performances from Eric Dolphy, two at Carnegie Hall, both with his own quartet and in two 'third stream' settings devised by Gunther Schuller, the album provided intriguing insights into Dolphy's improvisational skills and approach. Were this not enough, the ...

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Kresten Osgood Quintet: Kresten Osgood Quintet Plays Jazz

Read "Kresten Osgood Quintet Plays Jazz" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Danish drummer Kresten Osgood achieves the musical equivalent of pay-it-forward with Kresten Osgood Quintet Plays Jazz. His ensemble of up-and-coming Copenhagen musicians delivers convincing renditions of some archetypal compositions, plus three originals by the leader. The choice of music on these two discs exposes the quintet to many types of possible criticism. Listeners familiar ...

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Article: Catching Up With

Lauren Lee: On Being Uncool

Read "Lauren Lee: On Being Uncool" reviewed by Suzanne Lorge


Lauren Lee is one of a new breed of singer-songwriter. She has all the bona fides of a traditional jazz singer and pianist, but she needs to do things her own way. As a singer and composer, she gives her imprimatur to cross-cultural experimentation and off-the-beaten-track forms of vocal expression, never straying far from the post-bop ...

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Article: Live Review

Bobby Zankel Wonderful Sound 4 at Da Vinci Art Alliance

Read "Bobby Zankel Wonderful Sound 4 at Da Vinci Art Alliance" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


Bobby Zankel's Wonderful Sound 4 Featuring Sumi Tonooka (Additional Performances by Vocalist Bonnie Lander and Sirius JuJu Quintet) Fire Museum Presents @ DVAA Da Vinci Art Alliance Philadelphia, PA March 24. 2018 This show afforded a rare opportunity in an intimate setting to ...

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For Trees & Birds: Seasons 1-4 Live

Read "Seasons 1-4 Live" reviewed by Rob Rosenblum


Only the optimism of youth can explain the creation of this very ambitious and hopeful CD. For Trees & Birds is the name of their quartet and this is a live recording composed of four recent New York City college graduates sporting music degrees, who are prepared to take on the world--jazz and otherwise. ...

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Joachim Badenhorst: Forest // Mori

Read "Forest // Mori" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Clarinetist Joachim Badenhorst probably doesn't know who Ray Johnson is, or was. He died 20 years ago. Johnson, the father of Mail Art, created a network of artists and patrons beginning in the1960s through his correspondences. He called them 'correspondances.' His mailings created a worldwide democratic system for art. Mail Art peaked pre-internet, in ...


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