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Elephant9 Psychedelic Backfire review

Elephant9 : Psychedelic Backfire I and II

An affirmation that the Canadian jazz-prog group is the real deal.

Nerija Brume review Album of the Week

Album of the Week: Nérija : Blume

The debut album by this UK seven-piece jazz collective is warm, inviting and exciting all at once.

ECM Records 50th Anniversary

ECM Records announces 50th anniversary concert with Meredith Monk, Bill Frisell

The legendary label hosts an anniversary concert at Lincoln Center.

Clyde Rally Finish review

Elusive : Bonsai Tree

The California producer presents a fusion of jazz and electronic sounds entirely his own.

Miles Davis unreleased album Rubberband

Unreleased Miles Davis album Rubberband due in September

Hear “Rubberband of Life,” featuring Ledisi.

Sun Ra Beginner's Guide

A Beginner’s Guide to the interstellar music of Sun Ra

Ahead of his 105th birthday, a starter’s kit of the jazz icon’s best offerings.

Ryan Porter essential track

Ryan Porter blends R&B groove with symphonic jazz on “Heaven Only Knows”

The Kendrick Lamar and Kamasi Washington collaborator introduces his new record with impeccable groove.

best albums of 2019 so far Cinematic Orchestra

Cinematic Orchestra : To Believe

An album that sounds grand even in its most intimate moments.

Miles Davis complete Birth of the Cool

Miles Davis’ Complete Birth of the Cool reissue announced

The 1957 album will be expanded and pressed on vinyl for the 70th anniversary of its sessions.

Vijay Iyer uneasy review

Mats Eilertsen Trio : And Then Comes the Night

An album that explores the tonal colors of minimalist composition.

The Comet Is Coming tour

The Comet Is Coming expand North American tour dates

The UK electronic/jazz outfit comes to the U.S. and Canada.

Giovanni Guidi review

Giovanni Guidi : Avec Le Temps

A unique jazz record that sometimes leaves the listener out of the equation.

Patricia Brennan Maquishti review

David Torn, Tim Berne & Ches Smith : Sun of Goldfinger

An ambitious work of experimental, cinematic jazz.

The Comet Is Coming Trust in the Lifeforce review

Album of the Week: The Comet Is Coming – Trust In the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery

A vision of future jazz from the Shabaka Hutchings-guided electro-jazz trio.

orquesta akokan 16 rayos review

Cochemea : All My Relations

The former Dap-King taps into his native ancestry for a work of spiritual psychedelia.

Ken Nordine

R.I.P. Ken Nordine, pioneer of “word jazz”

Spoken word artist dead at 98.

Theon Cross Fyah review

Album of the Week: Theon Cross – Fyah

The Sons of Kemet tuba player breaks out on his own with a set of grime- and bass-influenced grooves.

Thought Gang album review

Thought Gang : Thought Gang

A “lost” recording from David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti has finally been released in all its strange, harrowing glory.