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Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey: Worker

by Brad Farberman on October 29, 2014
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey turns 20 this year and there’s a lot to catch up on. For starters, the jazz group is now the trio of Chris Combs on guitar and steel guitar, Josh Raymer on drums, and...
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Flying Lotus: You’re Dead!

by Ryan Reed on October 28, 2014
Flying Lotus’ fifth LP opens with a psychedelic carnival ride of Fender Rhodes riffs, popping bass runs, liquid sax and sizzling cymbals. Steven Ellison, the man behind the mindfuck, has...
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Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad: Steady

by Glenn BurnSilver on October 27, 2014
Reggae is still the core of Rochester, N.Y.’s Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, though the band frequently jams itself into other genres. Despite incorporating elements of funk, dub and good-old...
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Philip Selway: Weatherhouse

by Ryan Reed on October 24, 2014
For the past two decades, Philip Selway has added muscle and groove to Radiohead’s sprawling artrock. But he’s showcasing his more ruminative side as a solo artist—first with his 2010...
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Kevin Morby: Still Life

by John Adamian on October 23, 2014
Like Harlem River, his highly regarded 2013 solo debut, the sophomore release from singer-songwriter and former Woods bassist Kevin Morby is a record of songs about his time in New York, before...
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Jackson Browne: Standing in the Breach

by Lee Zimmerman on October 22, 2014
It’s hardly surprising that Jackson Browne must always strive to meet the same high standard established early on. He hasn’t always succeeded, but Standing in the Breach—Browne’s 14th...
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Israel Nash: Rain Plans

by Jeff Tamarkin on October 21, 2014
Israel Nash (Gripka) put together Rain Plans, his third album, after moving from New York City to Dripping Springs, Texas, outside of Austin. Just how that drastic life reset affected the...
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The Budos Band: Burnt Offering

by Ron Hart on October 20, 2014
Since making their Daptone debut nearly a decade ago, The Budos Band have mastered the art of staying the course in the evolution of their brassy, Afrobeat-inspired instrumental funk. Even when...
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Primus: Primus & The Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble

by Bill Murphy on October 17, 2014
A journey into the labyrinthine ringmaster’s mind of Les Claypool (or to be more precise, the artist known as Les Claypool) is like a rickety rollercoaster ride with your long-lost, oddball...
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Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn: Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn

by Justin Jacobs on October 16, 2014
Coming from the royal couple of banjo players, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn is a loose, lovely collection of new songs, old-time folk, gospel and blues. It’s the kind of off-the-cuff album...

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