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

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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...

Whatever my caveats about West Wind’s jazz releases (see my review of The Art of the Saxophone elsewhere in this issue), there’s no question that this...


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It’s somewhat ironic that, although he divorced his wife Carla, so much of Paul Bley’s repertoire during this period (the 1960s) was dependent on her compositions....

In an interview published in Metronome in October 1946, the less-than-prescient band leader Benny Goodman, the most popular of his time, said: “To me all boy...

This album was recorded in Hollywood in September 1955, just a few years after Dexter Gordon, in tandem with fellow tenor player Wardell Gray, had taken...

This is the shortest of the Bethlehem mono jazz reissues I’ve reviewed and, although I understand their wanting to preserve the integrity of the original issue,...


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Attachments is Lorraine Feather’s fourth CD for the Jazzed Media label, following Ages, Language, and Tales of the Unusual. As I’ve mentioned previously in these pages,...

The line of distinction between “jazz” and “classical” music, with both terms in quotes because they have ceased to mean what they once did some decades...

Thirteen years ago, when guitarist Julian Lage was 12, he had already been improvising for eight years and was recognized at least locally (in Santa Rosa)...

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...