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Unknown Mortal Orchesta IC-01 HANOI review

Album of the Week: Unknown Mortal Orchestra – IC-01 HANOI

This loose, improvisational session from Ruban Nielson and company is a complete 180 from their last effort.

Herbie Hancock discography albums rated

Celebrate the Catalog: The Herbie Hancock discography (1962-1983)

A 21-year history of one of the greatest players in the history of jazz.

Herbie Hancock tour

Herbie Hancock announces fall/winter tour dates

The jazz legend playing North and South America, plus Kuwait City.

Pharoah Sanders Thembi vinyl reissue

Pharoah Sanders’ 1971 album Thembi reissued

The spiritual jazz classic has been reissued.

Impulse! Records: 25 Essential Albums

An introductory guide to the iconic jazz imprint.

Midlife Phase II essential track

Mildlife stretch “Phase II” into an epic fusion groove

The Australian group reconfigures a recent single into a stellar odyssey.

Makaya McCraven essential track Black Lion

Makaya McCraven splices a jazz session into a hypnotic stunner on “Black Lion”

An all-star team of jazz musicians edited into breaks and loops, with hypnotic results.

DJ Amir Abdullah interview

A conversation with DJ Amir Abdullah about newly unearthed Charles Mingus recordings

Ahead of the release of a rare Mingus recording, Abdullah discusses the jazz legend’s legacy and the discovery of the tapes.

Tangents New Bodies review

Tangents : New Bodies

The Australian electronic fusion band carries an exploratory looseness that makes their latest so exciting.

best albums of 2018 John Coltrane

John Coltrane : Both Directions At Once—The Lost Album

A newly unearthed session from 1963 finds Coltrane’s quartet in top form.

Kamasi Washington Heaven and Earth review Album of the Week

Album of the Week: Kamasi Washington – Heaven and Earth

On his second sprawling set of music, Washington balances warmth and ambition, concept and soul.

Kamasi Washington Street Fighter Mas video

Kamasi Washington shares video for “Street Fighter Mas”

Watch Kamasi take on a challenger in the new clip.

Young Mothers premiere

Premiere: Young Mothers create a buzzing punk-hip-hop sound on “Morose”

Hear a distorted, intense new track from the collective’s new album.

John Coltrane lost album Both Directions at Once

Lost John Coltrane album to see release after 55 years

Both Directions At Once due for release on June 29.

Kamasi Washington new album Heaven and Earth

Kamasi Washington shares video-game-inspired “Street Fighter Mas”

Hear another new jam from the upcoming Heaven and Earth.

Kamaal Williams The Return review

Kamaal Williams : The Return

A funky, loose follow-up to Yussef Kamaal’s sole jazz-funk offering.

Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids An Angel Fell review

Idris Ackamoor and The Pyramids : An Angel Fell

A contemporary update from a jazz legend that feels like a broadcast from the cosmos.