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Review: David Bowie’s "Blackstar"

Days before his death, Bowie released his final statement--backed by a jazz quintet

David Bowie
David Bowie
David Bowie

David Bowie’s final album, Blackstar, was released only days before his death. As Bowie recorded the album with a jazz quintet, JazzTimes assigned our critic Michael J. West to review it for our upcoming March issue. In light of Bowie’s passing, we present an advance look at the review now. Bowie fans may also want to take another look at West’s feature from one year ago detailing the collaboration between Bowie and jazz composer and bandleader Maria Schneider, available here.

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