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Sometimes artists make their most daring leaps using recorded media. Our expert staff collects and selects the most interesting recordings, books, movies, and videos to review here, helping you keep track of the music scene from the comfort of your home.

Feature Article
April 27, 2019

A new box set shines light on the saxophonist’s creative process within the context of his musical circle.

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Jazz Review
April 22, 2019

With a new album in tow, trombonist/composer Siegel leads a fresh and unusual set at The Octopus Literary Salon.

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Feature Article
March 29, 2019

Jennifer Koh, Rachel Barton Pine, and Hugh Marsh tap into fresh founts of inspiration ranging from rural blues to electronic processing.

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Feature Article
January 22, 2019

A lush, three-disc set from Resonance Records taps deep into the Eric Dolphy legacy.

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Feature Article
January 8, 2019

Recordings of new music rooted in tradition that still is uncompromisingly contemporary — and sometimes unsettling.

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Choral Review
November 17, 2018

A deluxe set captures the highpoints and variations in the revered ensemble’s marvelous sound over the decades.

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Feature Article
July 20, 2018

In the latest recordings from Robert Honstein and Rob Schwimmer, the soloist is the whole story, while Simone Dinnerstein and A Far Cry take on Philip Glass's Piano Concerto No. 3.

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CD Review
July 10, 2018

The first complete recording of the famous 1937 agit-prop opera is surprisingly timely.

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Jazz Review
June 27, 2018

A lost Coltrane album and a document of the final tour Miles Davis and Coltrane made together.

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June 26, 2018
Jazz pianist Dr. Valerie Capers talks about her album Wagner Takes the A Train.

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