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Smith and Myers review | John Fordham’s jazz album of the month
In their album Central Park’s Mosaics of Reservoir, Lake, Paths and Gardens the two musical soulmates impressionistically reflect on John Lennon, Albert Ayler and more

John Fordham

10, May, 2024 @6:30 AM

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Grégoire Maret/Romain Collin: Ennio review – emotional, ecstatic Morricone homage
Harmonica star Maret and pianist/composer Collin pay homage to Ennio Morricone with drifting church-echo and trancelike sounds

John Fordham

12, Apr, 2024 @7:30 AM

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Charles Lloyd: The Sky Will Still Be There Tomorrow review – sax legend shows no sign of slowing down
The octogenarian joyfully whispers and warbles his way through sublime tone poems, impassioned tributes and traditional spirituals with an all-star band

John Fordham

15, Mar, 2024 @8:30 AM

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Vijay Iyer/Linda May Han Oh/Tyshawn Sorey: Compassion review – a trio of rare intuition
Improvising around Iyer compositions and numbers by Stevie Wonder, Roscoe Mitchell and more, these musicians foreground openness and receptivity

John Fordham

16, Feb, 2024 @9:00 AM

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Mary Halvorson: Cloudward review | John Fordham's jazz album of the month
(Nonesuch)
The Brooklyn jazz guitarist’s seamless, beautifully interwoven tracks are full of welcome surprises

John Fordham

19, Jan, 2024 @9:00 AM

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The 10 best jazz albums of 2023
Nikki Iles affirmed her flawless ear, Gretchen Parlato and Lionel Loueke finished each other’s sentences and Tyshawn Sorey rewrote standard-song interpretation

John Fordham

26, Dec, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Ambrose Akinmusire: Owl Song review | John Fordham's jazz album of the month
The California-raised trumpet virtuoso provides a balming trio album to counter our information overload

John Fordham

01, Dec, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Paul Dunmall: Bright Light a Joyous Celebration review – infused with the spirit of Coltrane
As the UK saxophonist turns 70, he juggles abstraction and song forms with a starry cast including Xhosa Cole, Soweto Kinch, Corey Mwamba, Dave Kane and Hamid Drake

John Fordham

03, Nov, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Angelika Niescier/ Tomeka Reid/ Savannah Harris: Beyond Dragons review – immense improv
Seven original tracks of free jazz span fast, jagged pieces and quiet tone poems, with a composer’s ear giving shape, drama and contrast

John Fordham

06, Oct, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Richard Davis obituary
US jazz bassist who worked with Van Morrison and Sarah Vaughan and later became a professor of bass at Wisconsin University

John Fordham

27, Sep, 2023 @4:05 PM

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Emma Rawicz: Chroma review | John Fordham’s Jazz album of the month
After the success of her teenage breakthrough Incantation, the saxophonist’s new album continues her warp-speed evolution

John Fordham

08, Sep, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Tristan Honsinger obituary
American cellist and performance artist who was a major figure in the European experimental music scene

John Fordham

29, Aug, 2023 @11:16 AM

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