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Junius Paul, Alexandra Grimal & Fay Victor

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The concert tapes for the recent release of Sun Ra & The Arkestra recorded live in Poland in 1986 were sitting in a dusty basement in Kalisz, Poland all this time. Now recovered and mastered to today's standards, there's a worthy addition to Sun Ra's voluminous discography. On this week's show you'll hear a pair of tunes from that album, released by Lanquidity Records. A diligent Facebook user in Winnipeg tracked me down to make sure I got a misaddressed ...

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Junius Paul, Piero Bittolo Bon, Avishai Cohen & Other New Releases

Read "Junius Paul, Piero Bittolo Bon, Avishai Cohen & Other New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

In the second part of this week's episode we continue our exploration of new and upcoming releases with two smash albums, a stunner from Piero Bittolo Bon's Bread and Fox and the debut album by Chicago bassist Junius Paul. During the rest of the show we feature Nat Birchall's tribute to Yusef Lateef and music ranging from the electronic soundscapes of Two Thou and Hobby Horse, LIUN + The Science Fiction Band feat. Lucia Cadotsch and Wanja Slavin, Lorenzo Feliciati ...

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Darren Sigesmund: Strands II

Read "Strands II" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Trombonist Darren Sigesmund made an impression with his debut recording Strands (Timely Manor) which was released in 2008. The music drew from jazz, Latin, Brazilian, and classical influences. Sigesmund has expanded his group to a septet adding vocalist Eliana Cuevas and percussionist Daniel Stone as special guest Tim Ries (soprano and tenor saxophones and flute) as he continues exploring and merging different streams on Strands II.

Sigesmund's writing is enriched by his ability to immerse himself into several genres. Interlocking ...


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