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From the Archives: at WSJ on Ornette Coleman’s The Shape of Jazz To Come

I was delighted to write this and even better, it ran the weekend of my only trip to the Pop Conference. MASTERPIECE Bluesy and Achingly Beautiful Coleman’s ‘The Shape of Jazz to Come’ lived up to its title By Martin … Continue reading

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From the Archives, in 2009 at WSJ on Linda May Han Oh and JD Allen trio recordings.

MUSIC Not Your Usual Jazz Trios By Martin Johnson Updated Nov. 3, 2009 12:01 a.m. ET Two of the most exciting jazz recordings of the season are from trios, but these groups are not in the familiar configuration of piano … Continue reading

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More From the Archives. At WSJ on Chocolate Genius

NEW YORK CULTURE The Assorted Flavors of Chocolate Genius Inc. By Martin Johnson Updated Dec. 1, 2010 12:01 a.m. ET For more than a decade, Chocolate Genius Inc., the stage name for singer-songwriter Marc Anthony Thompson, has confounded and entranced … Continue reading

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From the Archives, at WSJ on Bill Frisell

CULTURAL CONVERSATION  WITH BILL FRISELL With a Country Twang By Martin Johnson Updated Nov. 3, 2010 12:01 a.m. ET Bill Frisell is the most innovative and influential jazz guitarist of the past 25 years. He has brought a country twang … Continue reading

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At WSJ on Greg Ward and Rogue’s Parade: Stomping off From Greenwood

From the first time I heard Greg Ward as a sideman with Mike Reed’s superb band, People Places and Things, I knew I wanted to write about him.  He had a big tone, and a nasty relentless drive.  His solos … Continue reading

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At WSJ on Kandace Springs Indigo

‘Indigo’ by Kandace Springs Review: Adding Emotion Through Precision On her new release, the soulful jazz pianist and vocalist is self-assured, distinctive and strikingly contemporary. Kandace Springs PHOTO: JEFF FORNEY 0 COMMENTS By Martin Johnson Sept. 6, 2018 4:39 p.m. ET Pianist and … Continue reading

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At WSJ on Vintage Grant Green Releases

  MUSIC REVIEW ‘Funk in France: From Paris to Antibes (1969-1970)’ and ‘Slick!—Live at Oil Can Harry’s’ by Grant Green Reviews In an era often belittled by jazz fans, guitarist Grant Green spearheaded a movement that expanded hits in innovative … Continue reading

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