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Radio & Podcasts

All New Music From Sonic Skin, Annie Chen, Debby Wang, And More

Read "All New Music From Sonic Skin, Annie Chen, Debby Wang, And More" reviewed by Bob Osborne


On this show we present all new music from Sonic Skin, Annie Chen, Debby Wang, Ari Joshua featuring John Medeski and Billy Martin, The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, Daniel Reyes Llinás, Christian Fabian Trio, Teiku, Mike Downes, Paul Kendall, Gustavo Cortinas, and Alice Coltrane.Playlist Show Intro 00:00 Annie Chen “Rozpacz (Despair) from Guardians (JZ Music) 00:53 The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra “Rock Skipping Under The Half Moon" from Tidal Currents: East Meets West (Chronograph Records) 08:45 Ari Joshua featuring John ...

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Album Review

Annie Chen: Secret Treetop

Read "Secret Treetop" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Nel suo secondo album la cantante cinese Annie Chen compie un bel passo avanti, imboccando un percorso più complesso ed eclettico, anche se meno accattivante rispetto all'esordio di Pisces The Dreamer. Se in quel disco del 2014 esprimeva la sua adesione ai classici modelli del canto jazz qui Annie sperimenta una sintesi tra jazz moderno e modelli vocali e strumentali di provenienza orientale. Scelte condivise da un organico culturalmente eterogeneo, comprendente il chitarrista polacco Rafal Sarnecki, il violinista giapponese Tomoko ...

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Album Review

Annie Chen Octet: Secret Treetop

Read "Secret Treetop" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Over the years, jazz has widened its horizons to encompass a broad range of music that many of those who practiced and/or appreciated the more traditional forms might not recognize, let alone endorse. Among the more recent genres is “world music," which embodies various rhythmic and harmonic elements of jazz without assimilating its core values. On her second album, Secret Treetop, composer/vocalist Annie Chen's octet performs world music and does it well--but it is only narrowly akin to jazz in ...


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