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Marcus Roberts Trio: Trio Crescent: Celebrating Coltrane

by Jeff Tamarkin on February 22, 2018
You might wonder how a piano trio can pay tribute to the music of John Coltrane without a saxophone in sight. In particular, how could a sax-free group attempt to bottle the spirit of an album as...
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Django Django: Marble Skies

by Emily Zemler on February 21, 2018
There is something immediately likeable about Marble Skies, the third record from British group Django Django. From the first chirping note of the title track, which launches the album, there’s...
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I’m With Her: See You Around

by Jeff Tamarkin on February 16, 2018
The world in which we live is a noisy one. All day, long we’re bombarded, our senses assaulted from this side and that; sometimes it seems we’re going to explode. We need refuge from it all,...
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Tommy Emmanuel: Accomplice One

by Jeff Tamarkin on February 15, 2018
It’s been a little more than two decades since Tommy Emmanuel and his hero, Chet Atkins, recorded their album of duets, The Day Finger Pickers Took Over the World. Atkins recognized a gift...
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Anderson East: Encore

by Lee Zimmerman on February 14, 2018
Like his previous album Delilah, on Encore, Anderson East ploughs the soulful roots of vintage R&B, taking up the banner that Marvin Gaye, Wilson Pickett and Al Green once held high. It also finds...
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Southern Blood: A Tribute to the words and Music of Gregg Allman

by Alan Paul on February 14, 2018
Southern Blood: A Tribute to the words and Music of Gregg Allman caused quite a stir when it was announced for City Winery New York. A benefit for the Gammy Museum held during Grammy Week, the...
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Ohio Players: The Definitive Collection: Plus…

by Bill Murphy on February 13, 2018
With the opening of the Funk Music Hall of Fame tentatively scheduled for winter 2018 in Dayton, Ohio, the timing couldn’t be better for a deep dive into the Ohio Players catalog, and it...
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Ka Baird: Sapropelic Pycnic

by Richard Gehr on February 12, 2018
The 53 short musical cells that comprise In C are often reminiscent of bird songs, and his influence looms large in Ka Baird’s Sapropelic Pycnic. “Sapropelic” means living in muddy...
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Atlantic Bridge: Atlantic Bridge: Remastered & Expanded Edition

by Ryan Reed on February 09, 2018
Before the great jazz-rock boom of the early 1970s, this British quartet pioneered the art of funneling a pop song through a fusion arrangement. That’s not to say that they perfected that art....