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Dewa Budjana (with Jimmy Johnson & Vinnie Colaiuta): Surya Namaskar (2014)

Guitarist Dewa Budjana's two releases on MoonJune Records in 2013, Dawai in Paradise and Joged Kahyangan introduced a talented musician whose Indonesian roots dovetailed with prog rock, jazz fusion and a melodic pop sensibility; Budjana showed...

All About Jazz | Ian Patterson

Miles Davis: Miles at the Fillmore – Miles Davis 1970: the Bootleg Series Vol 3

The music is raw with experimentation as jazz, rock and electronics are compressed into a free-flowing whole.

Mike Hobart | The FT

Jeff Ballard Trio Time's Tales

It’s a testament to Jeff Ballard’s skill as a leader—and this, at age 50, is his first official outing in that capacity—that on Time’s Tales the drummer brings out some of the most inspired playing to date from his companions, Beninese guitarist Lionel...

Jazz Times | Jeff Tamarkin

Bruce Barth Daybreak

Pianist Bruce Barth starts throwing curves right out of the gate on Daybreak, transforming Antonio Carlos Jobim’s “Triste,” rhythmically and harmonically, into a buoyantly percussive, odd-meter delight.

Jazz Times | Mike Joyce

Andrew Hadro: For Us, The Living (2014)

Abraham Lincoln had one eye on the past and the other on the present and future when he gave his famous Gettysburg Address.

All About Jazz | Dan Bilawsky

For Us, the Living: Review

Andrew Hadro’s debut album as leader shows how confident he is in his own style of music, which is simple but bold.

Comprised of tracks by the likes of Maria Schneider and James Davis as well as Hadro himself, this album pays tribute to the...

Artswrap | Emma Clarendon

The Nels Cline Singers: Macroscope

A magnificently diverse yet coherent set of tracks incorporating countrified psychedelia, punk-rock shredding and probing jazz.

Ludovic Hunter-Tilney | The FT

Charles Tolliver review 'A lithe and youthful figure in a rakish beret'

The gig lacked the punch of Tolliver's 2007 big-band outing, but the canny twists of the 72-year-old trumpeter's themes are always his own

John Fordham | The Guardian

CD: Phronesis - Life to Everything

Another transporting live album captures the trio at its most joyously direct.

Peter Quinn | The Arts Desk

The Pete McGuinness Jazz Orchestra: Strength in Numbers (2014)

For the second album as leader of his jazz orchestra, New York-based Pete McGuinness says he has "returned to [his] roots," fashioning a series of dapper themes that embody his forward-looking point of view while swinging in the grand tradition of such...

All About Jazz | Jack Bowers