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Jul

On Ingrid Laubrock

This review appears in the July 2014 issue of The New York City Jazz Record. — Ingrid Laubrock Octet Zürich Concert (Intakt) By David R. Adler This is an expanded ensemble effort from saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock, but the players from her Sleepthief trio (pianist Liam Noble, drummer Tom Rainey) are tucked away inside the octet. The date starts on a high

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Jul

Six Picks: July 2014

My monthly list of recommended CDs, as published in The New York City Jazz Record, July 2014: Oran Etkin, Gathering Light (Motéma) Rob Garcia 4, The Passion of Color (BJU) Frank Lacy & The Smalls Legacy Band, Live at Smalls (SmallsLive) Mark Alban Lotz, Solo Flutes (LopLop) Ulf Wakenius, Momento Magico (ACT) Mark Weinstein, Latin Jazz Underground (Zoho)

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Jun

Six Picks: June 2014

My monthly list of recommended CDs, as published in The New York City Jazz Record, June 2014: Jeff Denson & Joshua White, I’ll Fly Away (pfMENTUM) John Ellis & Andy Bragen, MOBRO (Parade Light) Orrin Evans’ Captain Black Big Band, Mother’s Touch (Posi-Tone) Ideal Bread, Beating the Teens: Songs of Steve Lacy (Cuneiform) Anne Mette Iversen’s Double Life, So Many Roads

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May

Six Picks: May 2014

My monthly list of recommended CDs, as published in The New York City Jazz Record, May 2014: The Bad Plus, The Rite of Spring (Sony Masterworks) Amy Cervini, Jazz Country (Anzic) Brian Charette, Square One (Posi-Tone) Kris Davis Trio, Waiting for You to Grow (Clean Feed) Rufus Reid, Quiet Pride: The Elizabeth Catlett Project (Motéma) Matt Slocum, Black Elk’s Dream (Chandra)

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Apr

On Dan Weiss

This review appears in the April 2014 issue of The New York City Jazz Record. — Dan Weiss Fourteen (Pi) By David R. Adler Expanding on his trio output and his marvelous tabla-inspired albums for solo drum set, drummer Dan Weiss ventures into large-scale composition with the ambitious Fourteen. The disc’s seven tracks run together without pause, and though the ensemble

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Apr

New York @ Night: April 2014

From the April 2014 issue of The New York City Jazz Record. — The clarinet looms large in Chris Speed’s work, though he spent the first two nights of his residency at the Stone solely on tenor saxophone. In the last of four trio sets with bassist Chris Tordini and drummer Dave King (Mar. 12), Speed focused mainly on music from

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Apr

Six Picks: April 2014

My monthly list of recommended CDs, as published in The New York City Jazz Record, April 2014: Diego Barber & Craig Taborn, Tales (Sunnyside) Digital Primitives, Lipsomuch (Hopscotch) Billy Hart Quartet, One Is the Other (ECM) Tom Rainey, Obbligato (Intakt) Pete Robbins, Pyramid (Hate Laugh) Ton Trio II, On and On (Singlespeed)

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Mar

Six Picks: March 2014

My monthly list of recommended CDs, as published in The New York City Jazz Record, March 2014: Steve Cardenas, Melody in a Dream (Sunnyside) Eli Degibri, Twelve (Plus Loin) Jozef Dumoulin, A Fender Rhodes Solo (BEE Jazz) Vijay Iyer, Mutations (ECM) Mehliana, Taming the Dragon (Nonesuch) Catherine Russell, Bring It Back (Jazz Village)