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Steve Futterman writes the "Jazz and Standards" listings for The New Yorker.

My Autobiography

Reviews & Essays

My Autobiography

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The comedic icon of the silent film era unspools the drama of a suitably dramatic life -- in his own voice.

Live at Art D’Lugoff’s Top of the Gate

Reviews & Essays

Live at Art D’Lugoff’s Top of the Gate

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Should we care about a new posthumous recording of the legendary pianist? Yes.

Pearls of the Czech New Wave

Reviews & Essays

Pearls of the Czech New Wave

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For a brief period in the 1960s, unprecedented cinematic freedom and innovation flourished in Czechoslovakia.

If Grief Could Wait

Reviews & Essays

If Grief Could Wait

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A Swedish ensemble brings together the sounds of Henry Purcell, Nick Drake, and Leonard Cohen.

Come Sunday

Reviews & Essays

Come Sunday

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A collaboration between two jazz greats is a testament to musical devotion.

Love Goes to Buildings on Fire

Reviews & Essays

Love Goes to Buildings on Fire

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A period of unprecedented musical innovation.

Dearden and Fuller: Beyond the Studios

Reviews & Essays

Dearden and Fuller: Beyond the Studios

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New reissues highlight the visions ofindie-film precursors Samuel Fuller and Basil Dearden.

Cronos

Reviews & Essays

Cronos

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Guillermo Del Toro's debut work is a wickedly inventive revision of one of horror's classic scenarios.

Legacy of a Legend

Reviews & Essays

Legacy of a Legend

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A two-disc compilationcollects and honors the music of the pianist who married odd time signatureswith hit-making melodicism.

Dream Attic

Reviews & Essays

Dream Attic

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The fabled songwriter and guitarist uses live performances to launch a bracing new set of compositions.

Whirl

Reviews & Essays

Whirl

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The pianist and composer returns to the keyboard with tunes both classic and fresh.
Summer Hours

Reviews & Essays

Summer Hours

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The quiet power of a family drama might resist translation.