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Meet Sarah V.

Read "Meet Sarah V." reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

One of our youngest Super Fans yet, Sarah V might also be our most dedicated, attending over 200 concerts a year, and even moving to New York City to immerse herself more completely in the music scene. Like Super Fan “Jazz Judy" Balos, she likes to sit way up front--which, as you'll find out when you ...

NEWS: RECORDING

RareNoise To Release Plymouth in April

Following on the heels of their successful collaboration on 2013's Slobber Pup, one of the most intensely throbbing releases in the RareNoise catalog, keyboardist Jamie Saft and guitarist Joe Morris have reunited for another potent and provocative offering in Plymouth. Joining them on the three expansive pieces that comprise this purely improvised set are the indelible ...

Electric Masada: At the Mountains of Madness

Read "At the Mountains of Madness" reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk

There's a reason that Masada has been around for some thirteen-and-a-half years (officially coming to--or at least nearing--an end with two concerts this month at New York's Jazz at Lincoln Center), one that Zorn has offered more than once: the band is just so much fun. Whether or not he likes the term, the quartet with ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Electric Masada: At The Mountains of Madness

Read "At The Mountains of Madness" reviewed by Michael McCaw

You could come close to identifying the music on this incredibly lively and vibrant, yet draining release by imagining Buckethead's Monsters and Robots combined with John Zorn's Bar Kokhba Sextet. Identified by Zorn's Tzadik label as an amalgamation of the agitated pacing of Naked City, the immediacy and “improvisational edge of Cobra, and the lyrical qualities ...