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The Wire (p.55) - "Villalobos is undaunted. He shifts Wallumrod's track out of its familiar acoustic world into a mysterious zone of rainforest humidity and insectoid futurism."Q (Magazine) (p.120) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "It's a subtle yet affecting experiment, weaving modernist jazz through gently pulsing beats and some glitchy interventions."Mojo (Publisher) (p.106) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he electronic treatments melt lusciously into the acoustic source material..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.102) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]hese otherworldly launch-pads have spawned something supremely evocative, perfectly in sync with this monumental label's ever-visionary ethos."87.44682

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JazzTimes (p.59) - "TRIBE is another lovely, atmospheric ECM album by Enrico Rava....Once again, the trumpeter draws us with consummate control into his comfort zone of slow, languid tunes..."17.48451

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JazzTimes (p.50) - "It is music that encompasses and reconciles opposites: order and freedom; ambiguity and clarity; austerity and passion -- all contained within the sensuous sonorities of ECM's best, most lucid recorded sound."17.24541

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Down Beat (p.62) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] song like 'Kickback' has the advantage of sounding like a classic Gateway Trio song with the bonus of Surman's hefty deliver, the song a driving vamp that both swings and rocks."JazzTimes (p.69) - "BREWSTER'S ROOSTER is a quintessential ECM album, with tranquility hanging over the session....There within that contrast of subtlety and aggression lies the appeal of the music."17.10759

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Down Beat (p.69) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[P]layful, aggressive fare, starting with the title cut, a sort of romp with shades of bebop running through its frame, both methodically and rhythmically."JazzTimes (p.52) - "Cleaver and Formanek keep the bottom-line fires blazing....This is a smart and bracing ECM debut, and an album not for the lightheaded."17.10759

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JazzTimes (p.54) - "This is music to which you must release yourself. Then, with its slow sadness, there is a strange beauty, something human and universal, something ancient and wise."16.93324

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JazzTimes (p.51) - "It seems thoroughly composed and speaks of enormous preparation....CELESTIAL CIRCLE is haunting, even revelatory."16.93324

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Down Beat (p.67) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "The pastel harmonies, svelte harmonic changeups and rhythmic surprises of Brazilian music flavor this almost casually brilliant album."JazzTimes (pp.49-50) - "There are exquisite spaces of music on RIO. Part II begins in rapt tremolos and proceeds like a slow search for the keyboard's deepest secrets."16.93324

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Billboard (p.60) - "Berne, with more than 30 years in jazz's avant-garde, has a sympathetic comrade in Noriega, whether they're emphasizing the meditative or the rapturous."16.93324

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Down Beat (11/90) - 4.5 Stars - Very Good Plus - "provocative"Audio Magazine (3/91) - Sound A / Performance A- "...an insight into what makes Jarrett vital as a musician, the constant effort to reach a unity in his music, to reduce the dualism."16.76305

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JazzTimes (p.72) - "The mood is sparse, texturally rich, modal or even drone-based....A mood of meditative stasis prevails, even as Kahlor and Erzincan achieve a deep, intimate communication."Dirty Linen (p.83) - "[T]he music flows from one track to the other without stopping, spinning out elegant lines like an ancient tale told by two masters."16.76305

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JazzTimes (p.58) - "Pianist Benedikt Jahnel pursues improvisatory and impressionistic paths..."16.76305

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Down Beat (p.65) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Jarrett selects repertoire impeccably and paces his sets admirably....Completists will admire the sweet legato lines..."JazzTimes (pp.75-76) - "YESTERDAYS is characterized by extremes of dynamic and emotional range....In Gary Peacock, Keith Jarrett has a rare bassist who can take up the story without breaking the spell."JazzTimes (p.35) - Ranked #14 in JazzTimes' "Top 50 CDs of 2009" -- "YESTERDAYS is characterized by extremes of dynamic and emotional range."Record Collector (magazine) (p.86) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Jarrett's pianistic fluidity, combined with the intuitive accompaniment of Peacock and DeJohnette, results in an album of effortless grace and beauty."16.76305

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JazzTimes (p.70) - "There's a forlorn mystical quality to all that the trumpeter achieves, whether it's the big, gray, winded chill of 'Before and Afterlife' or the scuffed textures throughout 'Poverty and Its Opposite.'"JazzTimes (p.36) - Ranked #28 in JazzTimes' "Top 50 CDs of 2009."Pitchfork (Website) - "[CARTOGRAPHY] is an ambitious showcase for his exotic synths....When ravishingly full tones break out from the baroque constraints, the effect is devastating."16.76305

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Pitchfork (Website) - "[P]rofoundly warm, immersive, relaxing listening. It's electric-blanket music, isolation-tank music, lucid-dreaming music that moves as assuredly as if by the power of your own suggestion."16.76305

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Down Beat (p.65) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "NEW YORK DAYS shimmers like a gauzy landscape painting, with Turner's husky, vertical phrases and the hiss of Motian's cymbals and dominant textures."JazzTimes (p.78) - "Turner is the wild card here....His lines are austere and vertical whereas Rava plays sensuous, free, floating forms."JazzTimes (p.36) - Ranked #37 in JazzTimes' "Top 50 CDs of 2009."Record Collector (magazine) (p.100) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Rava, an Italian trumpeter of some repute and a lengthy career, presents seven original recordings that find hip on tip-top form..."Signal To Noise (magazine) (p.64) - "Following a two-part improvisation in which Rava and Turner exchange roles at the halfway point, the trumpeter concludes with a pair of gorgeous ballads featuring melodies that are more fully formed."16.76305

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JazzTimes (p.62) - "The fascination of this album is to hear them, in their maturity, venture in and out of Coltrane's spiritual domain, drawing inspiration for their own spontaneous testaments..."JazzTimes (p.36) - Ranked #21 in JazzTimes' "Top 50 CDs of 2009."16.76305

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JazzTimes (p.71) - "On 'Variations on Lonely Woman,' the horn players create a neo-classical feel amid flexible, shifting patterns by Vitous and Cleaver."16.76305

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JazzTimes (p.67) - "[A] set of seven pieces that at once exude grace, playfulness, intricacy and a wide range of moods."16.76305

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JazzTimes (pp.60-61) - "Garbarek, naturally, puts a lot of space in his playing; on 'Heitor' he even clips the notes of his soulful solo."JazzTimes (p.36) - Ranked #38 in JazzTimes' "Top 50 CDs of 2009."Record Collector (magazine) (p.87) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] dynamic and enthralling new live double set recorded in Germany..."16.76305

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JazzTimes (p.50) - "[A]ll the tunes were composed by Abercrombie and are distinguished by his expert touch....The eight performances here gathered here provide plenty of room for soloing..."16.76305

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JazzTimes (p.66) - "[O]ne of Italian pianist Stefano Bolani's most beautiful albums. It's also one of his gentlest, in writing and arrangement."Record Collector (magazine) (p.90) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]ts muted, impressionistic tone colours and seamless synthesis of jazz and European classical music recall the pianistic approach of Bill Evans..."16.76305

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JazzTimes (p.53) - "[A]n album of material that could serve as the aural backdrop of an epic film in which moods shift dramatically....At once soothing and compelling..."16.76305

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Down Beat (p.75) - "'Some,' an intimate pice that seems almost episodic, is a good example of the fluid motifs Fort puts into play."JazzTimes (p.53) - "Coming on the heels of hundreds of live performances, AND IF reflects the underlying chemistry that is the fruit of the trio's longstanding partnership."16.76305

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Down Beat (p.60) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he material is structured around motifs, patterns and waves of instrumental expressions. The music swings..."JazzTimes (p.50) - "This is music of community, not show. It's also highly intellectual and abstract."16.76305

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JazzTimes (p.64) - "This is music willing to risk everything by allowing elemental melody to share space with silence. PURCOR is a unique experience, ritualistic but open, not confined."16.76305

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The Wire (p.60) - "Micus is sincerely aiming for beauty according to his lights. His shakuhachi playing is fine, and the swaying Javanese lyricism of 'Golden Ginko Tree' is very pleasant."JazzTimes (p.56) - "Micus sings and plays a variety of instruments from all over the world, and seems unlimited by boundaries other than mellowness and good taste."16.76305

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Down Beat (p.56) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[Mitchell's] ability to create a maelstrom powered by his dazzling circular breathing technique, his keen interest in textures or his use of extremely sparse notes are all highlighted..."JazzTimes (p.56) - "FAR SIDE furthers Roscoe Mitchell's mesh of brusque jazz and alert chamber music, spun by the double quartet of his Note Factory into a webbing of tensile strength and innovative textures."16.76305

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Down Beat (p.48) - "Fresu and di Bonaventura judiciously weave their lines through the voices, the trumpeter with Chet Baker poignancy and his mate with cosmopolitan elan. Both musicians are bent on milking every drop of lyricism from the disc's themes."JazzTimes (p.63) - "True to the title, the musical goods here wax mystical and Mediterranean and are brushed throughout with graceful melancholy."16.76305

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Down Beat (p.55) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The album embodies a certain Scandinavian reflectiveness, but there's passion and substance underneath the surface calm."JazzTimes (p.75) - "Few jazz artists are as successful as Haarla in creating a world, a scope of feeling, and making it their own."16.76305

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