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21 interviews, and over 450 reviews of classical CDs, SACDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, and downloads in this 576-page issue!

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This overblown and pretentious set is grandiosely titled Flying Under the Radar: The World of Robert Ackerman, Box 2. The liner notes indicate that Bob Ackerman,...

I talked to pianist Vijay Iyer at the tail end of March after a long day for both of us. We met in the Cambridge apartment...


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This fascinating disc, titled Don Cherry Live in Stockholm, features the intrepid avant-garde trumpeter in settings with Swedish musicians, including an extended suite with special guest...

Some of the great jazz pianists of the past are imitable by modern players—Morton, Johnson, Waller, Wilson, Basie, Cole, even Tristano and Bill Evans—but a few...

I hate to say this, but I’ve come to the conclusion, in a very short time frame, that this newbie jazz reissue company out of Germany...

Here’s an odd disc (titled Monk’s Mood ) juxtaposing the rhythmically quirky music of Thelonious Monk with the even quirkier compositions (and solo playing) of soprano...


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In one of the most famous compliments in jazz history, guitarist Eddie Condon said Bix Beiderbecke’s tone on cornet was like a girl saying yes. Beiderbecke...

This album was previously released in 1987 on the Who’s Who in Jazz label, then by the Jazz Hour label in 1992—and once again, as is...

This is a musical concept that doesn’t quite work for me, the reason being that the musical concepts fused here are too different in style. Monteverdi...