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The Ultimate Peggy Lee

Read "The Ultimate Peggy Lee" reviewed by Tish Oney

In honor of the 100th birthday of Peggy Lee (which we celebrated May 26, kicking off an entire year of Peggy Lee celebrations around the world), I have been enjoying listening to this timeless artist in a number of ways. Writing my new book, Peggy Lee: A Century of Song, opened my eyes to the treasure trove of recorded music Lee left us as a rich legacy, and it was my goal to make her music the main character of ...

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Michael League

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Here are a few albums that I'm listening to now. In this list, I decided to highlight several of the artists who will be at this year's GroundUP Music Festival, an experience dedicated to exposing open-minded listeners to new music. 1. Susana Baca, Eco De Sombras (Lusaka Bop, 2000) My first introduction to arguably the most important figure in Afro-Peruvian music (as well as a former cultural ambassador of Perú) was this record. I actually played ...

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Jeroen Kimman

Read "Jeroen Kimman" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

1. Puro Huayno, Antologia de la musica Peruana (Wisepack ltd, 2000) For a few years I've been in love with Hauyno music from Bolivia and Peru, to a point where I sometimes have to force myself to put something else on; it's addicting. It's like its own musical language, and I will never be able to work out what is exactly going on rhythmically; those kind of things that can just not be written down. This Peruvian compilation ...

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Otis Sandsjö

Read "Otis Sandsjö" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

1. Aretha Franklin, Amazing Grace (Atlantic, 1972)Listening to Aretha coming home makes you feel like coming home. R.I.P. 2. Skúli Sverrisson, Óskar Gudjónsson, The Box Tree (Mengi, 2012). This album was on repeat around the time of my daughter's birth a few months back. It says it all. A saxophone sound from another planet. 3. NONAME, Telefone (Vinyl Me, Please, 2017)“Yesterday" was the soundtrack to my whole 2017. ...

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Nick Millevoi

Read "Nick Millevoi" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Nick Millevoi, a young guitarist and composer of jny: Philadelphia, likes to surprise, as the sheer diversity of his project demonstrates. He has the innate curiosity of the best music explorers and is equally at ease composing for large ensembles as for small rock bands. As his bio aptly puts it, Nick Millevoi is a guitarist and composer whose music searches for the sonic cracks between jazz, rock and roll, noise, and modern composition. 1. Jeff Parker: ...

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Mick Rossi

Read "Mick Rossi" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Pianist, drummer/percussionist, and composer Mick Rossi is known for his diverse, progressive work in the New York Downtown scene where he has collaborated with the likes of Steven Bernstein, Mark Dresser, Dave Douglas, Erik Friedlander, Gerry Hemingway, Ron Horton, Andy Laster, Michael Sarin and Cuong Vu. Despite the very busy and long-standing collaborations with Philip Glass and Paul Simon, he has established himself as one of the most courageous, gifted and charismatic musicians in the New York scene and beyond ...

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Mats Gustafsson

Read "Mats Gustafsson" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

If Mats Gustafsson's approach to music were to be described with a single adjective, it would have to be “intense." This applies to him both as a musician, as illustrated by over three decades of playing with stalwarts of the free and creative jazz scenes on both sides of the Ocean (Ken Vandermark, Peter Brötzmann, Joe McPhee, Derek Bailey etc.), and as a voracious crate-digger and record-trader with a two and a half ton vinyl cave in rural Austria. We ...


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