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Swing, etc.

The music may suffer plenty of economic slings and arrows these days, but it's still full of thrills galore. As usual, it's looking outside of its orthodoxy for invigorating ideas. Here are titles you truly need.
10 must-hear jazz discs
By JIM MACNIE  |  January 01, 2010
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Cinematic

Talking with Nathaniel Facey, the alto-saxophonist in the London band Empirical, you find it difficult at first to pin down where and how the quintet developed their unusual compositional style.
Empirical go to the movies, plus the Hot 8
By JON GARELICK  |  July 28, 2008
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Visionary sounds

Sonic Youth, Andrew Hill, Bob Dylan, and more
A year in jazz and pop
By JIM MACNIE  |  December 20, 2006
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Andrew Hill

Here’s the lyricism, the swing, the group interplay, and most of all the tension between form and freedom that’s made Hill a major figure for more than four decades.
TIME LINES | Blue Note
By JON GARELICK  |  February 22, 2006