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Sun Ra Arkestra Headlines 2nd Annual Beacon Jazz Festival -- June 25, Riverfront Park, Beacon, NY

Sun Ra Arkestra Headlines 2nd Annual Beacon Jazz Festival -- June 25, Riverfront Park, Beacon, NY

The legendary cosmic jazz of Sun Ra Arkestra—under the direction of their longtime, nonagenarian alto saxophonist, Marshall Allen—headlines the second annual Beacon Jazz Festival. Sponsored by Birches Associates and once more celebrating this quintessential American music, alongside the distilleries, craft vendors, culture and natural splendor of the Hudson Valley, the second Beacon Jazz Festival will take ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Billy Stein Trio: Hybrids

Read "Hybrids" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il chitarrista Billy Stein è abbastanza conosciuto negli ambienti dell'avanguardia e finalmente arriva a presentare un lavoro su disco grazie alla Barking Hoop, la casa discografica del percussionista Kevin Norton, incontrato di nuovo dopo una trentina d'anni. Con Stein troviamo due autentici maestri dei loro strumenti, il contrabbassista Reuben Radding, ed il batterista Rashid Bakr, entrambi spesso con nomi ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Billy Stein: Hybrids

Read "Hybrids" reviewed by Troy Collins

Hybrids, guitarist Billy Stein's debut recording, arrives after thirty years of playing sideman to some of the finest musicians in the New York area. A singular stylist with an unorthodox approach, Stein shares the same off-center sensibility as stylistic peers like Bern Nix, Joe Morris and Michael Musillami.

While attending Milt Hinton's Jazz Workshop ...