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LRK Trio: Plyasovaya

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Siril Malmedal Hauge and Jacob Young: Little Wing

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"Butterflies and zebras and moonbeams and fairy tales"--even if they're separated by decades, Siril Malmedal Hauge has just the kind of voice Jimi Hendrix could have written those dreamy lines about. She and Jacob Young are a sleeper duo that rarely need anything but voice and guitar, but use those simple means to a wide and ...


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Fred Hersch: After You've Gone

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Amongst the trademark ballads and Thelonious Monk tunes, it's sometimes easy to miss what a mood-lifter it can be when Fred Hersch dashes off a little jaunty stride playing. Also in classic style, this selection sounds way more cheerful than the words would suggest--but in these hands (and especially without the words), it works just fine. ...


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Cameron Mizell and Charlie Rauh: Local Folklore

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Dylan Jack Quartet: Eine Quartett des Grauens

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Often--or at least usually, or sometimes? Let's say sometimes--the classics are classics for a reason. Any horror buff has their own ideas where to go for some creepy-crawlies and jump scares, but they'll probably all agree (on some level) that the most old-school classics set down the blueprint before moving pictures were even matched up with ...


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Hania Rani: Hello

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Hania Rani is never one to let a few layers of electronics get in the way of some feelings. Whatever gadgets are involved, the overall experience is natural as much as otherworldly (like her voice itself, really). This surprisingly danceable example crosses a fuzzy heartbeat pulse with the weird dreaminess of a bout of insomnia--the state ...


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Rob Luft: Dahab Days

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The beauty of holiday snapshots is that they can capture the good times (interesting places, pleasant sights) without necessarily reminding you of the possible downsides: weather issues, travel hassles, a deadly pandemic, etc. Rob Luft's stay in Egypt might not have been a true vacation, considering that it came during a rampant period of Covid-19. Still, ...


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Grant Green: Idle Moments

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Idle moments can so often be the most inspiring ones--the kind that are not about doing nothing, exactly, but rather leaving space for who-knows-what to happen. In the case of this session, what happened was a slight chart-reading mixup that had everyone taking solos twice as long as planned. For such a patient and dreamy piece, ...


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Ronny Wiesauer: September

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There's a certain mix of emotions that always comes with the end of summer, and if it may not be possible to sublimate it all straight into sound, Ronny Wiesauer does an admirable job at capturing some of the shades. His September is a quietly vibrant sound painting that presents a series of scenes wistful and ...


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Gavin Harrison: Hatesong / Halo

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Folks who know the name Gavin Harrison know that it's synonymous with versatility, which he's shown through a career including more than one of the world's brainier heavy rock bands. Porcupine Tree probably has the lowest jazzy quotient of those, whch makes it perfectly perverse that Harrison and co-collaborator Laurence Cottle re-shaped a whole album's worth ...


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