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Album Review

Elijah Shiffer: Star Jelly

Read "Star Jelly" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci

Sometimes very talented people write difficult music. The music is difficult because its intent is not immediately clear. Or it does not follow canonical criteria, at least as currently understood. Music history presents us with many examples: Charles Ives, Igor Stravinsky, Dmitri Shostakovich--these are only very famous “classical" composers whose work passed from controversial to acceptable to mainstream. In jazz, one thinks of Ornette Coleman or someone probably considerably less orthodox and perhaps much less well known.

Album Review

Jon De Lucia Group: Face No Face

Read "Face No Face" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Having been prepared by Fred Bouchard's liner notes and other details about young saxophonist Jon De Lucia, my expectations were to anticipate the musician's leanings towards “the boundaries of jazz with his free use of Zen concepts and richly talented bandmates." All of this, plus other biographical information, tends to set up a new listener for a bracing session of new “outside" music. Consequently, it was quite a surprise to hear De Lucia's new album and find quite a listenable ...

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Star Jelly

Self Produced


Face No Face

Jonji Music


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