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ARTICLE: RADIO

Aretha in Jazz & New Releases

Read "Aretha in Jazz & New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

This week we pay homage to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, looking into her early jazz forays and her influence on many jazz musicians. We'll then dive into a bin full of extraordinary new albums.

Happy listening!

Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" from ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Enjoy Jazz, 13th Edition: Heidelberg/Mannheim/Ludwigshafen, Germany, October 27-November 1, 2011

Read "Enjoy Jazz, 13th Edition: Heidelberg/Mannheim/Ludwigshafen, Germany, October 27-November 1, 2011" reviewed by John Kelman

Enjoy Jazz Festival
Mannheim/Heidelberg/Ludwigshafen, Germany
October 27--November 1, 2011

It's always great to return somewhere that has become an annual port of call, but it's particularly nice to return to Germany's Enjoy Jazz, that atypical jazz festival which--rather than running for a week and concentrating a whack of shows in that short time frame--runs over ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Alarm Will Sound / Michael Gordon: Van Gogh

Read "Van Gogh" reviewed by John Kelman

For its third release on the intrepid new music classical Cantaloupe label, Alarm Will Sound shifts away from its chamber music interpretation of Acoustica: Alarm Will Sound Performs Aphex Twin (2005) to a piece of music that, while not exactly new, has been documented for the first time. Composer and Bang on a Can Artistic Co-Director ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Alarm Will Sound: Acoustica: Alarm Will Sound performs Aphex Twin

Read "Acoustica: Alarm Will Sound performs Aphex Twin" reviewed by John Kelman

In a time when sampling, remixing and reinterpreting past acoustic works in an electronic fashion are commonplace, revisiting electronica in an acoustic environment may be the most daring move of all. And that's exactly what the 22-piece ensemble Alarm Will Sound--whose debut recording Tehillim/The Desert Music (Cantaloupe, 2002) put a fresh spin on two of minimalist ...