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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Celebrating Sun Ra at the Painted Bride Art Center

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The Warriors of the Wonderful Sound and the Sun Ra Centennial Arkestra
The Painted Bride Art Center
“Still the New Thing"
Philadelphia, PA
April 19, 2014

This concert concluded a tripartite series curated by saxophonist, band leader, and composer/arranger Bobby Zankel entitled “Still the New Thing" honoring three icons of ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Sun Ra Arkestra at the Victoria Theater

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Sun Ra Arkestra
Victoria Theater
San Francisco, CA
August 3, 2013

A line of jazz fans snaked around the block from the front of the iconic Victoria Theater, centrally located on 16th Street in the heart of San Francisco's Mission District, halfway down Capp Street. The crowd spanned age, gender and race; the buzz ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Sibylle Zerr: Picture Infinity - Marshall Allen & The Sun Ra Arkestra

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Picture Infinity: Marshall Allen & The Sun Ra Arkestra

Sibylle Zerr

152 pages, paperback

ISBN: 978-3-00-035497-7

Self Published

2011

Half a dozen books covering the life, times and music of enigmatic big band leader Sun Ra have appeared since his death in 1993, aged 79. Detailed biography, collections of interviews, ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

George Barron @ Cheltenham Center for the Arts on March 7th

George Barron @ Cheltenham Center for the Arts on March 7th

Appearing at the Cheltenham Center for the Arts, 439 Ashbourne Rd, Cheltenham, PA on March 7th 2012 will be saxophonist George Barron and his band, featuring pianist Farid Barron, bassist Tyrone Brown, and drummer Alan Nelson. One show: 7:30-9PM. Tickets: $10/$5 for students. No advance sales. Free Refreshments! For info: 215-517-8337. This Jazz Bridge Neighborhood Concert Series is sponsored ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Bootsie Barnes: Bootsie Barnes: Boppin' Round the Center

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This CD featuring Bootsie Barnes and a group assembled for the occasion has one characteristic uncommon in an era of so-called 'smooth jazz,' rap singing, and canned music for every occasion from cinematically simulated inner city rumbles to drugs for erectile dysfunction. It really swings! It also 'bops around the center!' (I truly don't know what ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Wynton Marsalis Septet: The Marciac Suite

Read "The Marciac Suite" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Finally...The End. Like a lemming, I dutifully purchased each volume of Wynton Marsalis’ “Swinging Into The 21st Century”, collecting the little stickers and sticking them on the collection card, and finally, mailing that card in. In ten short weeks (two weeks longer than promised), the final installment of Marsalis’ jazz lovefest arrived on my doorstep.