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September 1, 2016

Much deserving of their Big Dog status, Snarky Puppy—the prolific instrumental juggernaut led by composer/bassist Michael League—returns wit...

July 20, 2016

Armstrong, the storied jazz/fuze vet and current Aretha Franklin bassist, pays homage to his resurging home city on his dynamic latest effor...

June 29, 2016

Through regular appearances at Matt Garrison’s ShapeShifter Lab in Brooklyn, this powerful, exploratory unit has been redefining the jazz tr...

June 7, 2016

The Jackets’ 23rd album marks the impressive debut of Australian bassist Dane Alderson, whose musical and sonic fit within the quality compo...

May 3, 2016

This lofty latest effort from Athens, Greece-based composer, fretted and fretless bassist, and musical integrator Yiorgos Fakanas—best known...

April 1, 2016

For the first time in his eight-album output, Janek Gwizdala goes solo, using only his Fodera Signature 5-string and various pedals (includi...

March 9, 2016

As news broke of David Bowie’s death only days after the release of his 25th album, another layer of musical context suddenly became clear.

February 19, 2016

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January 14, 2016

ALO’s latest, full of good-feeling Saturday-afternoon vibes, strays from the band’s usual funk/jam style for more of a ’70s classic rock sou...

January 14, 2016

For weird and unexpected one-offs, Cubist Blues sets the standard, which is probably why it still holds up after 20 years in relative obscur...

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