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Review of DOMi & JD Beck: NOT TIGHT

DOMi & JD Beck: NOT TIGHT

Mac DeMarco | with guests Thundercat | Snoop Dogg | DOMi Louna | Herbie Hancock | Anderson Paak | JD Beck | Kurt Rosenwinkel | Busta Rhymes

Blue Note

Rating: ★★★

As Gen-Z jazzers go, DOMi & JD Beck are leaders of a new hyper-hip yet virtuosic pack. French keyboardist DOMi...

Reviewed in issue October/2022

Review of Various Artists: Here It Is: A tribute to Leonard Cohen

Various Artists: Here It Is: A tribute to Leonard Cohen

Gregory Porter | Norah Jones | Scott Colley | Bill Frisell | Lusiana Souza | Greg Leisz | Kevin Hays | James Taylor | Nathaniel Rateliff | Immanuel Wilkins

Blue Note

Rating: ★★★★

Artists have been covering the songs of Leonard Cohen since at least 1969, when Roberta Flack included ‘Hey, That's No...

Reviewed in issue October/2022

Review of Charles Lloyd: Trios: Ocean

Charles Lloyd: Trios: Ocean

Anthony Wilson | Gerald Clayton | Charles Lloyd

Blue Note

Rating: ★★★★

The joy of Lloyd’s Trios project is that each of the three bands is an on-the-road working band; they’ve not...

Reviewed in issue September/2022

Review of Julian Lage: View With a Room

Julian Lage: View With a Room

Bill Frisell | Dave King | Julian Lage | Jorge Roeder

Editor's Choice

Blue Note

Rating: ★★★★

Following closely on the heels of last year's Blue Note debut, Squint, View With A Room offers a change of...

Reviewed in issue September/2022

Review of Ronnie Foster: Reboot

Ronnie Foster: Reboot

Ronnie Foster | Luis Conte | Jimmy Branly | Jerry Lopez | Lenny Castro | Michael O’Neil | Chris Foster

Blue Note

Rating: ★★★

Reboot couldn’t be more aptly named, as it marks Foster’s Blue Note return some fifty years after his debut Two...

Reviewed in issue September/2022

Review of Nduduzo Makhathini: In the Spirit of Ntu

Nduduzo Makhathini: In the Spirit of Ntu

Jaleel Shaw | Linda Sikhakhane | Anna Widauer | Stephen de Souza | Gontse Makhene | Dylan Tabisher | Dane Paris | Robin Fassie Kock | Nduduzo Makhathini

Editor's Choice

Blue Note

Rating: ★★★★

This is the second album by Makhathini to be issued on the Blue Note imprint; the first – Modes of...

Reviewed in issue July/2022

Review of Charles Lloyd: Trios: Chapel

Charles Lloyd: Trios: Chapel

Bill Frisell | Thomas Morgan | Charles Lloyd

Editor's Choice

Blue Note

Rating: ★★★★

Last year’s Tone Poem album by his Marvels band was always going to be a tough act to follow, being...

Reviewed in issue July/2022

Review of Trombone Shorty: Lifted

Trombone Shorty: Lifted

| Trombone Shorty

Blue Note

Rating: ★★★★

This new 10-track album from the New Orleans multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Trombone Shorty is his first in five years, the...

Reviewed in issue July/2022

Review of Norah Jones: Come Away With Me: 20th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition

Norah Jones: Come Away With Me: 20th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition

Dan Rieser | Brian Blade | Lee Alexander | Adam Levy | Norah Jones | Jesse Harris

Editor's Choice

Blue Note

Rating: ★★★★

A little over 20 years ago, a 14-track debut album from a relatively unknown singer-songwriter and pianist was released on...

Reviewed in issue June/2022

Review of Tina Brooks: True Blue

Tina Brooks: True Blue

Freddie Hubbard | Sam Jones | Art Taylor | Duke Jordan | Tina Brooks

Blue Note

Tina Brooks was the most enigmatic of all the Blue Note recording artists. This album, the only one issued under...

Reviewed in issue February/2022

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