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Jazz & The Wolf

Read "Jazz & The Wolf" reviewed by Marithe Van der Aa

When a literary critic is analysing one of Hermann Hesse's most influential novels, the discussion of jazz music used as a literary device might not immediately jump to his mind. However, throughout Steppenwolf, a story about a troubled academic who believes to be split between man and wolf, jazz proves to be a crucial motif. ...

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Hank Williams, Jaco Pastorius, Harry Dean Stanton Headline Record Store Day Titles from Omnivore Recordings

Hank Williams, Jaco Pastorius, Harry Dean Stanton Headline Record Store Day Titles from Omnivore Recordings

If only every day could be like Record Store Day. On a mid-April Saturday, the hearty breed of surviving disc emporiums teem with music fans and crate diggers — all hoping to get their hands on the many limited-edition vinyl records issued by the labels. Omnivore Recordings will contribute four titles to the Record Store Day mix: ...

World Saxophone Quartet: Steppenwolf

Read "Steppenwolf" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Let's be up front: the World Saxophone Quartet has never made a bad record. Sure, some listeners might not appreciate the unbridled energy that marks much of their work--but as for the rest, there are no low points. On the other hand, no single WSQ record stands out above their twenty-some others. Certainly that's a catch ...

World Saxophone Quartet: Steppenwolf

Read "Steppenwolf" reviewed by Jim Santella

Extended pieces make up most of the program presented here by the World Saxophone Quartet in a live Chicago appearance from 1999. In front of an audience, the foursome is loose and natural; what you see is what you get.

Since 1976, this ensemble has taken its alluring persona on the road in chamber ...


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