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TriologyTriology (Cellar Live) This first release from collaborators Bill Coon (guitar), Jodi Proznick (bass), and Miles Black (piano) is as old-school as old-school gets—and its...
Neelamjit Dhillon QuartetKomagata Maru (Independent) It’s a sombre kind of beauty, but it’s beautiful nonetheless. Listened to simply as music, divorced from the sociopolitical...
The defining quality of Harris Eisenstadt’s Golden State quartet, other than its unusual instrumentation, has to be the intricacy of its leader’s compositions. Riding on the...
There’s a good chance that Nate Wooley’s upcoming solo set will contain some of the most radical music on offer at this year’s TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival. Although...
Cory WeedsAs of Now (Cellar Live) What do you get when you put four extroverts in a room? Generally, I suppose, the answer would be “a clash of competing egos”, but not when the...
For proof of music’s healing power, look no further than 78-year-old Harold Mabern, who’s backed Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, and Wes Montgomery, and who’s just done the same...
Mike Allen Quartet with Hugh FraserPanorama (Cellar Live) Panorama is nominally saxophonist Mike Allen’s album; it’s his name that’s shown in big type on the cover. But a close...
{sidebar title='in + out'} Jill Barber sounds off on the things that enquiring minds want to know. On growing up with her brother, songwriter Matthew Barber: “Everything my...
Although the Hedvig Mollestad Trio employs both the bare-bones instrumentation and the cranked amplifiers of a classic power trio, its sound is far from simple. On its 2013...
Given that he was born in Trieste, Italy, to parents of South Asian extraction, grew up in Boulder, Colorado, and now lives in the cultural melting pot that is New York City,...

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