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    Dr. Cornel West: A Real-Life Superhero

    I first met philosopher Cornel Ronald West when he was speaking at an event focusing on moral courage at New York University in 2013. It was there that I discovered we both had a sacred and devotional...

  • Piotr Turkiewicz: Putting Wroclaw On The Jazz Map

    Piotr Turkiewicz: Putting Wroclaw On The Jazz Map

    At just thirty seven years of age it's hard to believe that Piotr Turkiewicz has been pulling the strings of Jazztopad for almost a decade already. The festival, staged each November in the Polish city of...

  • Tokyo Jazz Joints: Capturing An Old Love Story

    Tokyo Jazz Joints: Capturing An Old Love Story

    Could you imagine coffee shops in any North American or European city that played jazz non-stop all day, or bars where, variously, as you quenched your thirst, you heard only Blue Note Records...

  • Todd Neufeld: Transcending the Limits of Sound

    Todd Neufeld: Transcending the Limits of Sound

    Originality is a hard concept to pin down, but in music, it is a matter of having your own sound. The idea of a singular signature has been a part of the narrative of jazz for a long time, and it forms the basis of...

  • John McLaughlin's American Farewell Tour with Jimmy Herring

    John McLaughlin's American Farewell Tour with...

    Nearly five decades have passed since John McLaughlin set foot in America as a relatively unknown musician to join the fusion band Lifetime, with the great drummer Tony Williams and equally...

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Aqustico vol 2

Luca Aquino
Aqustico vol 2

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Dave Rempis
Lattice

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Bruce Harris
Beginnings

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Yukari
Synchronic

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