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Accurate Records: Growing Out of Boston

Read "Accurate Records: Growing Out of Boston" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

In the age of globalization, when almost every musician churns out his or her own record digitally, the boundary between being a one-man business and a record company is porous. However, while many of the new labels remain dedicated to a small circle of artists, there is also the more rarified example of the musician-based label ...

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Either/Orchestra: Mood Music for Time Travellers

Read "Mood Music for Time Travellers" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

The past 25 years have been a time of transition for The Either/Orchestra. Members have come and gone and come back again. Their music has imbibed several styles and genres and grown all the richer. One of the sagest moves they made was the long, and fruitful, collaboration with Ethiopian music and with musicians that included ...

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Africa: 50 Years of Music - 50 Years of Independence

Read "Africa: 50 Years of Music - 50 Years of Independence" reviewed by Chris May

Various ArtistsAfrica: 50 Years of Music: 50 Years of IndependenceSterns2010 “In my country alone, there are 80 ethnic groups and 200 dialects," says the Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango in an interview in the booklet enclosed with this box set. “So it's hard to talk about Cameroonian music ...

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3 Play+: American Waltz

Read "American Waltz" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

The music of a band is determined by its players. 3 Play+ assimilates its diverse influences to bring about a confluent whole. The music scopes a wide panorama, from lilting waltz to startlingly fractured-time piece. Each track is a miniature encapsulation of its innovation, an inspired journey into the known and the unexpected. 3 Play+ is ...

ARTICLE: AFRICAN JAZZ

Mahmoud Ahmed: Ethiopiques 19

Read "Mahmoud Ahmed: Ethiopiques 19" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Mahmoud Ahmed Ethiopiques 19 Buda Musique 2005 Ethiopian popular music went through an intense creative flowering during the early '70s, cross-referencing traditional styles with jazz, funk, rock, and whatever else could be used to get people moving. Listening to these groups three decades later makes for a weirdly ...


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