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Article: Extended Analysis

Music For Ukraine

Read "Music For Ukraine" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Music For Ukraine is a benefit album whose proceeds are intended solely for humanitarian aid in Ukraine. This gargantuan compilation features artists from the roster of Finnish label We Jazz Records. The twenty-six tracks—contemporary jazz for the most part, with the odd foray into modern chamber and electronica-tinged experimentalism—amount to two-and-a-half hours of compelling music. A ...

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Modern Love

Label: BBE Music
Released: 2021
Track listing: Life on Mars? (Miguel Atwood-Ferguson); Sound and Vision (Healdo Negro); Soul Love (Jeff Parker and the New Breed); Lady Grinning Soul (Kit Sebastian); Panic in Detroit (Sessa); The Man Who Sold the World (The Hics); Right (Kruangbin); Silly Boy Blue (Nia Andrews); Chant of the Ever Circling Skeletal Family (Foxtrott); Move On (L'Rain); Modern Love (Jonah Mutono); Where Are We Now (Bullion); Tnght (Eddie Chacon & John Carroll Kirby); Golden Years (Léa Sen); Fantastic Voyage (Meshell Ndegeocello); Space Oddity (We Are KING); "Heroes" (Matthew Tavares).

Album

Putumayo Presents Jazz Christmas

Label: Putumayo World Music
Released: 2021
Track listing: Winter Wonderland (Tom Grant); The Christmas Song (Dixieland Ramblers); Angels We Have Heard on High (Chad Lawson Trio); Let It Show (Oscar Peterson); I'll Be Home for Christmas (Dixieland Ramblers); God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman (Houston Person); Blue Christmas (Houston Person); Christmas In New Orleans (Lars Edegran and His Santa Claus Revelers); Silver Bells (Papa Don Vappie's New Orleans Jazz Band); Bringing In a Brand New Year (Charles Brown).

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Hanksgiving: A Tribute to Hank Jones, Part 1

Read "Hanksgiving: A Tribute to Hank Jones, Part 1" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


For our seasonal Hanksgiving show, this year we pay tribute to Hank Jones, both as a pianist and a composer, by playing music from his albums as a leader and sideman, and renditions of his music by musicians that came after him. The collaboration with Malian master musician Cheick Tidian Seck kicks off a playlist which ...

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Article: Album Review

Various Artists: Putumayo Presents Jazz Christmas

Read "Putumayo Presents Jazz Christmas" reviewed by Jim Trageser


The Putumayo World Music compilations have achieved an enviable brand status with their wide-ranging stylistic variety and the distinctively cheerful covers by artist Lisa Gonzalez. The latest entry, Putumayo Presents Jazz Christmas joins previous entrants Putumayo Presents New Orleans Christmas (2007) and Putumayo Presents A Jazz & Blues Christmas (2008) in offering collections of ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Wendy Eisenberg, Matthew Halsall, Craig Taborn, Sara Schoenbeck & Other New Releases

Read "Wendy Eisenberg, Matthew Halsall, Craig Taborn, Sara Schoenbeck & Other New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Spiritual jazz, spirited jazz and creative jazz in this playlist, which offers a pretty good case study on why jazz is often described as the “sound of surprise." Happy listening! PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Various Artists “Black and Blue (feat. Common)" A Gift to ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

The Costello Jazz Show, Part 2

Read "The Costello Jazz Show, Part 2" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Certain musicians like to stick to a formula. Others, like Elvis Costello (featured today), continually reinvent themselves. Looking back at Costello's career, it seems like his sense of adventurous restlessness has been both the cause and the effect of his many high-profile collaborations, including those in the jazz world—from Michael Leonhart to Roy Nathanson, from the ...

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Article: Album Review

Various artists: Changüí - The Sound of Guantánamo

Read "Changüí - The Sound of Guantánamo" reviewed by Jim Trageser


In much of our supposedly modern world, there is a distinct demarcation between the creators of music, and those who listen. Musician and audience, the former expecting to earn a living by performing for the latter. More and more, Western society's division of labor is stripping away the idea of communal music,

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Article: Album Review

Various Artists: Modern Love

Read "Modern Love" reviewed by Geno Thackara


Strangely, but perhaps inevitably, the strength of Modern Love is also the thing which makes it suited to niche appreciation more than widespread appeal. Mostly leaning away from the obvious pop and rock of David Bowie's catalogue, this tribute from the BBE Music label focuses on his cuts rooted in soul, R&B, jazz and blues (and ...


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