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Album Review

Sarah Wilson: Kaleidoscope

Read "Kaleidoscope" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Trumpeter Sarah Wilson has had several unique experiences throughout the development of her musical career, such as writing music for dance productions and puppet shows. That is reflected in the wide range displayed on this aptly-titled CD which draws as much from folk music, classical music, African pop and indie rock as it does from jazz. Wilson has a top flight group of collaborators here, Charles Burnham on violin, John Schott on guitar, her mentor, Myra Melford on ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Sarah Wilson, Elliot Sharp, Elliot Sharp, Giovanni Guidi & Other New Releases

Read "Sarah Wilson, Elliot Sharp, Elliot Sharp, Giovanni Guidi & Other New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


We're back to our periodic perusal of the best new releases, from the groove of the Band of Other Brothers and the Bogie Band to the show-stopping electric blues of Elliot Sharp's Terraplane and the sheer beauty of the latest albums by Sarah Wilson and Hank Roberts.Happy listening!PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Band of Other Brothers “The Rabbit" Look Up! (Ear Up) 0:16 Host talks 5:08 The Bogie Band ...

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Album Review

Sarah Wilson: Trapeze Project

Read "Trapeze Project" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni


San Francisco-based trumpeter/vocalist Sarah Wilson is gifted with idiosyncratic and fresh composing skills that are so rare in jazz musicians who have gone through the formal avenues of jazz education. Her career began when she composed and played music for the Bread and Puppet Theater troupe; continued by studying with esteemed trumpeters John McNeil and Laurie Frink; absorbed the complex musical languages of Henry Threadgill and Steve Coleman; and gained experience in New York's flourishing Downtown scene. After her mother ...

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Album Review

Sarah Wilson: Trapeze Project

Read "Trapeze Project" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


Few contemporary jazz musicians can have paid their dues in the esoteric environment of a puppet theater, but for Sarah Wilson the Bread and Butter Puppet Theater proved to be an invaluable part of her musical education. Trapeze Project, the trumpeter's second album, is such an engaging and evocative recording that maybe more jazz players should spend their apprenticeships with puppets. Wilson's playing is considered and thoughtful. It may lack power at times, but this lends her ...


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