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ALBUM REVIEW

Paul Austerlitz: The Vodou Horn

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The Vodou Horn album is part of a trilogy called Marasa Twa: Vodou-Jazz-Merengue, exploring the spiritual traditions of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The focus here is on Haiti, with ethnomusicologist/bass clarinetist Paul Austerlitz combining his playing with Franck Desire's Asakivle drumming and singing group, which plays traditional ritual rhythms in concert settings. After recording live in a Haitian studio, he worked in Brooklyn, NY with recording engineer/bassist Chico Boyer and guitarist Monvelyno to produce the final product. It is ...

LIVE REVIEW

Paul Austerlitz Quintet at El Taller Latino Americano 3/06/10

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Paul Austerlitz QuintetEl Taller Latino AmericanoNew York, New YorkMarch 6, 2010

The Paul Austerlitz Quintet made a rare New York appearance at El Taller Latino Americano, a performance space and showcase for artistic talent on Manhattan's upper west side. The occasion marked the introduction of music based on Dominican rhythms and was sponsored by the Mellon Foundation and the Sundeman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College, where Austerlitz teaches ethnomusicology and Africana Studies. The ...

BOOK REVIEW

Jazz Consciousness: Music, Race, and Humanity

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Paul Austerlitz Jazz Consciousness: Music, Race, and Humanity Wesleyan University Press ISBN: 0-8195-6782-5 260 pages 2005

Jazz Consciousness works from the premise that jazz, while often classified as a strictly American art form, embodies a sense of inclusiveness that not only influences other genres, but also soaks in the music of other cultures. This, of course, is nothing new--this idea has been tossed about for years. Yet Paul Austerlitz, an ...


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