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2019 In Review

The 10 Best Jazz Albums Of 2019

This wasn’t a year of radical transformation in the world of jazz. There was no single breakout star, and no explosion like the sudden realization…
Phil Freeman | December 9, 2019 - 3:00 pm

Ugly Beauty

Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – October 2019

Let me tell you about an amazing band you’ve probably never heard. Over the past few weeks, I’ve become obsessed with the George Adams/Don Pullen…
Phil Freeman | October 25, 2019 - 1:18 pm

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Defeating The Jazz Zombies: America’s Music Is Alive & Well — These 7 Artists Are Proof

Jazz has a zombie problem. Musicians who’ve been dead for decades continue to stalk the commercial landscape, grabbing listeners new to the genre before they…
Phil Freeman | September 12, 2016 - 11:21 am

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Ugly Beauty

Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – October 2019

Let me tell you about an amazing band you’ve probably never heard. Over the past few weeks, I’ve become obsessed with the George Adams/Don Pullen…
Phil Freeman | October 25, 2019 - 1:18 pm

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Yo La Tengo, Yoko Ono, And The Rest Of The World Bid Farewell To Other Music

The first thing you might have noticed upon walking into Other Music was how small it is. Its reputation preceded it in a way that…
Sam Sodomsky | June 29, 2016 - 1:16 pm

Other Music Announces Farewell Concert Feat. Yo La Tengo, Sharon Van Etten, Julianna Barwick, & More

After 20 years of serving the community, cherished NYC record store Other Music is closing its doors on 6/25. But that won't quite be the…
Peter Helman | June 6, 2016 - 10:31 pm