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JP Harris: Don’t You Marry No Railroad Man

JP Harris: Don’t You Marry No Railroad Man

September 17, 2021
JP Harris is well known in Nashville, both as a carpenter and a clawhammer banjo player with deep roots in traditional music. He prefers to pick out tunes on the fretless instruments he’s made himself and, on this album, he delves deep into the folk roots of American music. Singer and fiddle player Chance McCoy, […]
Wadada Leo Smith with Milford Graves and Bill Laswell: Sacred Ceremonies

Wadada Leo Smith with Milford Graves and Bill Laswell: Sacred Ceremonies

Richard Gehr on September 10, 2021
On Sacred Ceremonies (TUM), the brilliant trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith duos and trios with drummer/herbalist Milford Graves and electric bassist Bill Laswell. Recorded in 2015-16, the three-disc box set serves as testament to the percussive genius of Graves, who died earlier this year, and to the late-period brilliance of Smith, whose recent discography includes uncompromising […]
Chris Potter Circuits Trio: Sunrise Reprise

Chris Potter Circuits Trio: Sunrise Reprise

Jeff Tamarkin on September 7, 2021
If the title Sunrise Reprise gives the impression that it’s a redo, a continuation of something that took place before, that’s somewhat true, but not in a bad way. In 2019, the renowned jazz saxophonist Chris Potter released Circuits, a bold session that expanded his reach as player and composer. Accompanied by two equally forward-thinking […]