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At WSJ on Ambrose Akinmusire and Jonathan Finlayson

Really great new work from leading young trumpeters Link copied… MUSIC REVIEW ‘Origami Harvest’ by Ambrose Akinmusire and ‘3 Times Round’ by Jonathan Finlayson They are trumpeters with similar backgrounds, yet their career paths and new recordings are striking contrasts. … Continue reading

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At WSJ on Turner/Iverson Temporary Kings

MUSIC REVIEW ‘Temporary Kings’ Review: Alluringly Reserved Ethan Iverson and Mark Turner team up on an austere and elegant album that belongs to a growing field known as chamber jazz. Ethan Iverson and Mark Turner in 2017 PHOTO: ROBERT LEWIS/ECM RECORDS 2 COMMENTS … Continue reading

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At WSJ on Matt Wilson’s Honey and Salt

‘Honey and Salt: Music Inspired by the Poetry of Carl Sandburg’ Review Drummer and composer Matt Wilson’s new album does more than wed words to music—it points toward a new kind of jazz recording.   Drummer and composer Matt Wilson PHOTO: JOHN … Continue reading

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At WSJ on Tyshawn Sorey’s Verisimitude

MUSIC REVIEW ‘Verisimilitude’ by Tyshawn Sorey Review: Building a Bridge From Jazz to Classical Drummer, pianist and trombonist Tyshawn Sorey offers a somber, austere album influenced by Claude Debussy, Morton Feldman and Iannis Xenakis. Tyshawn Sorey’s new album is ‘Verisimilitude’ PHOTO: JOHN … Continue reading

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Charles Bradley R.I.P

Six years ago, I wrote on Bradley who passed away today. He was one of my favorite feature subjects. CULTURE A Dream 48 Years in the Making 62-Year-Old Soul Singer Charles Bradley Is Set to Release His First Album By … Continue reading

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At WSJ on Theo Bleckmann

‘Elegy’ by Theo Bleckmann Review: A Jazz Vocalist for the 21st Century With his clear, crisp diction and use of digital effects, Theo Bleckmann makes some of the most interesting music in recent history. By Martin Johnson Jan. 25, 2017 … Continue reading

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At WSJ on the Kamasi Washington Effect

    I’m glad this could be said.  Washington’s impact on the jazz scene will be felt for years to come and the success of his colleagues should do wonders to highlight how decentralized the jazz scene has become.  I … Continue reading

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