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Bill Bruford: Circle Unbroken

Who would have thunk that, in these multifarious, culturally precarious late ’90s, two early icons of British rock drumming would be taking their rightful place in the jazz world? Ginger Baker, former Cream drummer, has now cut two trio albums with Bill Frisell and Charlie Haden. And now Bill Bruford, alumnus of Yes and still-extant … Read More “Bill Bruford: Circle Unbroken”

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Love Cry Want: Love Cry Want

With the recent reissue of the Miles Davis early ’70s electric voodoo jazz albums-sounding more inspiring, and, in retrospect, more influential than ever-the release of this lost treasure may be especially timely. Recorded in Washington, D.C. in 1972, but never released until now, the album features the late organist Larry Young. The veteran of Tony … Read More “Love Cry Want: Love Cry Want”

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Bill Frisell: Nashville

When guitarist Bill Frisell started creating his discography in the early ’80s, he was a humble iconoclast who circulated on the fringes of various musical localities, including-but not restricted to-jazz, new music, rock, vaguely cinematic ideas, and, yes, C&W. In the last few years, Frisell seems to have been tracing the roots of his polyglot … Read More “Bill Frisell: Nashville”

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Joe Pass and John Pisano: Duets

In the last stretch of his life, guitar legend Joe Pass had taken to recording and working with John Pisano, another guitarist with a keen appreciation for straightahead jazz, who played in a quartet setting with Pass. Since Pass’ death in 1994, the bounty of unreleased recordings on the shelves has begun to surface, including … Read More “Joe Pass and John Pisano: Duets”

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