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Todd Clouser: Todd Clouser's A Love Electric

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"A Love Electric is possibility and energy," explains guitarist, composer and bandleader Todd Clouser. “I come from a rock place as a player. I still love Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and the total madness in noise, even if I'm listening to Charlie Parker, Monk, or Wayne Shorter more often these days."

“All that was once new ...

ARTICLE: FROM THE INSIDE OUT

Jazz Mergers & Acquisitions

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T. K. Blue

Latin Bird

Motéma Music

2011

Saxophonist Charlie “Bird" Parker is primarily remembered as an incendiary, revolutionary, improvisatory soloist, but he often expressed his style through composition, and many of Parker's original tunes became part of the modern jazz canon. Latin Bird, saxophonist T.K. Blue's label ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Jazz Face: Adam Linz

Jazz Face: Adam Linz

The first time I heard Adam Linz was as a solo opening act for Happy Apple at the Cedar Cultural Center, before Happy Apple became an international sensation and before Adam trimmed off his dreadlocks. It was maybe the first time I heard solo bass. It intrigued me then, and even more so now. And now ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Dave King Trucking Company: Good Old Light

Read "Good Old Light" reviewed by Troy Collins

Branching out from his duties in The Bad Plus and Happy Apple, drummer Dave King formed the Dave King Trucking Company to explore a highly personalized take on Americana that he describes as “if the great Nashville bands of the '60s and '70s could improvise and were Coltrane fanatics." Building on this idea, King and company ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Undead Jazz Festival: Day 1, June 23, 2011

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Undead Jazz Festival
New York, New York
June 23-26, 2011

If 2010's Undead Jazz Festival were the first installment in a series of zombie films, then the first day of the 2011 season was a sequel picking up where ...