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2014 Stories by Jim Macnie

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  • Omer Avital

    published February 5, 2014

    He started off two decades ago with a mess of reeds in front of him, and they brought plenty of whomp! to the mischievous bassist-composer's small... More >>

  • Albert 'Tootie' Heath

    published January 29, 2014

    Jazz on the bandstand is as much about variety as it is confluence, and this intergenerational trio unites a handful of historic vernaculars into... More >>

  • John Abercrombie Quartet

    published January 29, 2014

    The action tends to glisten in the wily guitarist’s quartet music. Abercrombie has prioritized lyricism during his several decades as a... More >>

  • Uri Caine

    published January 15, 2014

    He’s earned a rep as a cagey structuralist by wildly reimagining Euro classical pieces, but from his spin on the Goldberg Variations to a... More >>

  • The Cookers

    published January 8, 2014

    The oomph that emerges from this masterful septet’s beefy hard bop has an odd power, and the best way to feel its impact is to catch them... More >>

  • 'Compulsion: The Music of Andrew Hill'

    published January 8, 2014

    Elliptical, mysterious, bluesy, bold — he was quite a pianist, but Hill’s Blue Notes were filled with some of jazz’s most... More >>

  • BOP AROUND

    published January 1, 2014

    Some say it’s grown too much and is officially overwhelming. Others say overwhelming is the only way to go. After a decade in business,... More >>

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