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Glenn Kotche/Victoire/Lorna Dune: Missy Mazzoli: Vespers for a New Dark Age [3/31] *
Glenn Kotche/Victoire/Lorna Dune: Missy Mazzoli: Vespers for a New Dark Age [3/31] *

5 CD / New Amsterdam Records / 2015-03-31

Tracks: Vespers for a New Dark Age: I. Wayward Free Radica; Vespers for a New Dark Age: II. Hello Lord; Vespers for a New Dark Age: III. Interlude 1; Vespers for a New Dark Age: IV. Come On All You; Vespers ...
Artists: Glenn Kotche/Victoire/Lorna Dune

Vespers For A New Dark Age was commissioned by Carnegie Hall for the 2014 Ecstatic Music Festival, and first performed at Carnegie's Zankel Hall on...continue...
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Grachan Moncur III: Some Other Stuff [3/31]
Grachan Moncur III: Some Other Stuff [3/31]

1 CD / / 2015-03-31

Artists: Grachan Moncur III

Personnel: Grachan Moncur III (trombone); Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone); Herbie Hancock (piano); Cecil McBee (bass); Anthony Williams (drums).

Producer: Alfred Lion.

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UCJZ 0587626CD
Andrew Hill: Compulsion [3/31]
Andrew Hill: Compulsion [3/31]

1 CD / / 2015-03-31

Artists: Andrew Hill

Jazz pianist Andrew Hill is usually identified with the 1960s avant-garde faction, but even within that crowd he was unique. Hill's approach embraced composition and harmony as much as it did freedom ...continue...
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Tony Williams (Drums): Spring [3/31]
Tony Williams (Drums): Spring [3/31]

1 CD / / 2015-03-31

Artists: Tony Williams (Drums)

Personnel: Tony Williams (drums); Wayne Shorter, Sam Rivers (tenor saxophone); Herbie Hancock (piano); Gary Peacock (bass).

Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on Au...continue...
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Sam Rivers: Contours [3/31]
Sam Rivers: Contours [3/31]

1 CD / / 2015-03-31

Artists: Sam Rivers

Saxophonist Sam Rivers certainly assembled a team of hot soloists for this album. However, his compositions are more than just vehicles for improvisation. Rivers's largely angular, even jarring, melod...continue...
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Andrew Hill: Andrew!!! [3/31]
Andrew Hill: Andrew!!! [3/31]

1 CD / / 2015-03-31

Artists: Andrew Hill

Personnel: Andrew Hill (piano); Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone); Richard Davis (bass); Joe Chambers (drums).

ANDREW! finds the avant-garde composer and pianist Andrew Hill following up his landma...continue...
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Myra Melford: Snowy Egret [Digipak] *
Myra Melford: Snowy Egret [Digipak] *

1 CD / Yellowbird / 2015-03-24

Tracks: Language; Night of Sorrow; Promised Land; Ching Ching/For Love of Fruit; Kitchen, The; Times of Sleep and Fate; Little Pockets/Everybody Pays Taxes; First Protest; Virgin of Guadalupe, The; Strawberr...
Artists: Myra Melford

Multi-DownBeat Critics Poll honoree Myra Melford's Snowy Egret is a musical evocation of myths about the American continent: duos, solos, and counterpoint emphasize isolati...continue...
Personnel: Myra Melford (melodica, piano); Liberty Ellman (guitar); Ron Miles (cornet); Stomu Takeishi (bass guitar); Tyshawn Sorey (drums).

Audio Mixer: Tom Lazarus.

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Kenny Wheeler: Songs for Quintet *
Kenny Wheeler: Songs for Quintet *

1 CD / / 2015-03-17

Artists: Kenny Wheeler

Recorded nine months prior to his death in September 2014, Kenny Wheeler's Songs for Quintet is the acclaimed jazz trumpeter's last studio album. Produced by ECM's Manfred Eicher at London's Abbey Roa...continue...
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Vijay Iyer Trio/Vijay Iyer: Break Stuff
Vijay Iyer Trio/Vijay Iyer: Break Stuff

1 CD / / 2015-03-17

Artists: Vijay Iyer Trio/Vijay Iyer

Though Break Stuff is Vijay Iyer's third appearance on ECM in less than year, it is the debut offering from the longstanding trio on the label. The pianist and composer has been working with bassist S...continue...
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Alice Sara Ott (Piano)/Olafur Arnalds: The Chopin Project
Alice Sara Ott (Piano)/Olafur Arnalds: The Chopin Project

1 CD / Mercury Classics / 2015-03-17

Tracks: Verses (after Chopin); Piano Sonata No. 3: Largo; Nocturne in C sharp minor; Reminiscence (after Chopin); Nocturne in G minor; Eyes Shut / Nocturne in C minor (after Chopin); Written in Stone (after ...
Artists: Alice Sara Ott (Piano)/Olafur Arnalds

Award-winning young Icelandic pop/classical musician Ólafur Arnalds uses a radical new approach to recording the music of Chopin. Arnalds developed an intimate, fragile and often...continue...
Audio Mixer: Olafur Arnalds.

Liner Note Author: Olafur Arnalds.

Recording information: E7 Studios; Harpa Concert Hall, Iceland.

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Sun Ra & His Arkestra/Sun Ra: On Jupiter
Sun Ra & His Arkestra/Sun Ra: On Jupiter

1 CD / / 2015-03-10

Artists: Sun Ra & His Arkestra/Sun Ra

On Jupiter is a great album recorded in 1979, about a year after Lanquidity. After easing in with the fairly brief title cut, a fairly mellow affair featuring June Tyson on vocals, listeners are treat...continue...
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Jack DeJohnette: Made in Chicago *
Jack DeJohnette: Made in Chicago *

1 CD / ECM Records (USA) / 2015-03-10

Tracks: Chant; Jack 5; This; Museum of Time; Leave Don't Go Away; Ten Minutes; [Untitled]
Artists: Jack DeJohnette

This exhilarating live album features compositions by Jack, Roscoe, Henry, Muhal and dynamic group improvisation and celebrates a reunion with old friends who came together...continue...
Personnel: Jack DeJohnette (drums); Larry Gray (violin, double bass); Henry Threadgill (bass flute, alto saxophone); Roscoe Mitchell (bass recorder, sopranino saxophone, soprano saxophone, alto saxoph...continue...
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Medeski, Martin & Wood: It's a Jungle in Here
Medeski, Martin & Wood: It's a Jungle in Here

1 CD / / 2015-03-10

Artists: Medeski, Martin & Wood

Medeski Martin & Wood: John Medeski (piano, organ); Billy Martin (drums, percussion); Chris Wood (bass).

Additional personnel: Jay Rodrigues (alto & tenor saxophones); Dave Binney (alto saxopho...continue...
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HBIM 5007744
John Carter (Clarinet)/Bobby Bradford (Jazz): Self-Determination Music
John Carter (Clarinet)/Bobby Bradford (Jazz): Self-Determination Music

1 CD / BGP (Beat Goes Public) / 2015-03-03

Tracks: Sunday Afternoon Jazz Blues Society, The; Eye of the Storm, The; Loneliness; Encounter
Artists: John Carter (Clarinet)/Bobby Bradford (Jazz)

Personnel: John Carter (reeds); Bobby Bradford (trumpet); Bruz Freeman (drums).

Audio Mixer: Ami Hadani.

Liner Note Author: Dean Rudland.

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