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ARTICLE: RADIO

Hal Willner, Nino Rota & Beyond

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For Today's episode we go back in time to 1981, the year in which Amarcord Nino Rota by producer Hal Willner was released. 37 years later it remains a reference record and one of the greatest tribute albums ever produced, and recently remastered and re-released by Corbett vs. Dempsey. We take a look back at the ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Hal Willner's Rock 'n' Rota

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"The whole is greater than the sum of its parts." Anyone who has ever been at an all-star event--especially if that was a tribute concert--has learned the importance of Aristotle's maxim the hard way. Maybe the occasion was momentous, the cast probably star-studded, the heart certainly in the right place and the expectations high... however, at ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Traveling (Part 2)

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Jazz and Travel... what a natural fit!

In this installment of Mondo Jazz we continue exploring music that was inspired by the relentless travels that jazz musicians have to endure in order to share their music with their audiences, their departures and arrivals, their discoveries, adventures and misadventures using trains and planes and the ...

Hal Willner, Ex Eye, Bill Laswell, Zion 80 & Brandon Seabrook

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Hal Willner
The Stone
June 14, 15, 17, 2016

Hal Willner spent six nights in residence at The Stone, presenting two sets each evening. This Philadelphian producer has immaculate taste, as illustrated by his greatest achievements: a series of conceptual albums that feature a host of carefully selected artists, assigned ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Mocean Worker: New Album, Free MP3

NEW ALBUM CANDYGRAM FOR MOWO! OUT SEPT 27 Candygram For Mowo!, the sixth studio album by Mocean Worker spills over with 13 irresistible electro funk jams. Songwriter, producer, bassist and re-mixer Adam Dorn, the mind behind Mocean Worker, invited a handful of his friends into the studio to record over a collection of breaks and beats he'd ...

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Mocean Worker Delivers 'Candygram For Mowo!'

Mocean Worker Delivers 'Candygram For Mowo!'

Mocean Worker Delivers The Feel-Good Jams With Candygram For Mowo!: First single “Shooby Shooby Do Yah!" available now With special guests Lyrics Born, Bill Frisell, Charlie Hunter, Mindi Abair, John Ellis, Steven Bernstein, Hal Willner & Rahsaan Roland Kirk Available September 27 on MOWO! Inc. It's been four years since we last heard from our favorite fast-talking, electro-funk, party-jams ...

NEWS: ADVOCACY

John Zorn Presents Three Special Benefit Concerts for Japan

John Zorn Presents Three Special Benefit Concerts for Japan

In the wake of the disaster that struck the country of Japan and the still unresolved dangers its people now face, composer and saxophonist John Zorn has organized three special benefit concerts in New York City. Shows will be held at Columbia University's Miller Theater, the Abrons Arts Center, and the Japan Society to raise funds to directly benefit earthquake ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Search and Restore Benefit: A Round Robin of Duo Improvisations

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There's an old conundrum about a man with an axe. He broke the head chopping at a particularly stubborn branch and replaced it. Months later, he broke the handle and replaced that. The question goes: Does he have the same axe? It's a philosophical question that deals with how parts interrelate with a whole. Now imagine ...