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ARTICLE: RADIO

A Jazz Lover's guide to Popular Music

Read "A Jazz Lover's guide to Popular Music" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

This week we explore the cross pollination between jazz and popular music genres, like pop, rock, soul, funk and ska.

Archie Shepp playing with Whitney Houston? The jazz beginnings of Björk, Serge Gainsbourg, Sacha Distel? Ornette Coleman's and Sonny Rollins' adventures in rock-land? Lester Bowie playing ska? How Miles Davis' “So What" inspired Pee ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Freestyle Fellowship: Temptations

Read "Temptations" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Although this is just their third album in 10 years, the Freestyle Fellowship wields an almost mythological power over MCs and hip-hop fans in L.A. and beyond. Their recorded output has hinted at their importance and relevance, rather than chronicled it. Temptations adds nothing more to any attempted unraveling of this urban mythology; rather it muddies ...