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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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At WSJ on the Mary Halvorson Octet and Taylor Ho Bynum’s PlusTet

‘Enter the PlusTet’ and ‘Away With You’ Reviews: Making Space for Large Ensembles Two recordings offer new sounds coming from bigger bands. ENLARGE Guitarist Mary Halvorson plays on ‘Enter the PlusTet’ by Taylor Ho Bynum and ‘Away With You’ by … Continue reading

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At WSJ on the new Mehldau/Redman duet recording

http://www.wsj.com/articles/nearness-by-brad-mehldau-and-joshua-redman-review-jazz-standards-for-a-modern-age-1473719001#livefyre-comment Arts Arts in Review Music Review ‘Nearness’ by Brad Mehldau and Joshua Redman Review: Jazz Standards for a Modern Age The new recording by pianist Brad Mehldau and saxophonist Joshua Redman defines what jazz sounds like today. ENLARGE Joshua … Continue reading

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