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Jul
18
2018

Origami

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ORNETTE (Fat Rain/Trailblazer) 8/10 Those who heard Ornette Colemen in concert will die clutching the memory deep in their hearts. The great tide of warmth flooding from the stage exposed the old taunts that he was “untutored” or “played sharp” for the detritus they were. His revolutionary approach was meticulously conceived long before people began […]

Jul
11
2018

Laurence Pike

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DISTANT EARLY WARNING (Leaf) 8.5/10 Laurence Pike has said that his “goal is to get into a space where the music makes itself”, and no musician can have higher aspirations. That he reached this zone during a single day in a recording studio to make this album can be heard note by note, as cohesive […]

Jul
8
2018

Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas

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SCANDAL (Greenleaf/Planet) 7/10 Among Australia’s many jazz exports Linda May Han Oh shapes up as the one to have most thoroughly infiltrated the New York scene’s labyrinths. Born in Malaysia and raised in Perth, Oh moved to the Big Apple in 2008, and now finds herself the bassist of choice for an array of artists […]

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