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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jef Stott: Arkana

Read "Arkana" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Arkana is the tenth release by multi-instrumentalist and ethno-conceptualist Jef Stott, one of several artists forging new music through the merger of modern technology and electronic music with indigenous and historical music from around the world--in Stott's case, India and the surrounding region. And the world came very close to never hearing it: Thieves broke into ...

ARTICLE: FROM THE INSIDE OUT

From Britain to Boogaloo

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Chris Barber

Memories of My Trip

Proper American Records

2011

You will find very few jazz retrospectives more thoroughly, warmly inviting than Memories of My Trip, which celebrates six decades of recording and performing by one of Britain's most enduring traditional jazz musicians--trombonist, bassist and bandleader Chris Barber. ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Jef Stott Releases "Arcana"

Jef Stott Releases "Arcana"

There’s a luminescent, nearly indescribable feeling you get when walking through the Playa, Burning Man’s center, after sundown. In this empty desert 50,000 people have joined forces with too much diesel and an endless supply of imagination to, as San Francisco-based artist Jef Stott says, share in this “container for radical self-expression.” The sentiment is so ...

MC Rai: Raivolution

Read "Raivolution" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Born in southern Tunisia in 1977, MC Rai proved so adept in the native chaabi folk music tradition that he was performing on local radio stations before his eighth birthday. Like most teenagers, his musical horizons expanded as he grew and his ears soon embraced the sounds of rai music, folk music native to neighboring Algeria, ...