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Sound the Alarms: Medeski Martin & Wood at the 2019 NYC Winter Jazz Festival

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The 2019 jazz fest season is upon us and I'm taking to this opportunity to look back at some of my best festival experiences over the course of the last year. The JNY: New York City Winter Jazzfest celebrated its 15th anniversary this past year (2019). I have been very fortunate to have attended 12 of ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Cale Brandley & Triptych Myth and Philip Zoubek

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Master drummer Andrew Cyrille turned 79 in November. His wonderful new recording Lebroba, following on the heels of his acclaimed The Declaration of Musical Independence proves age has little to do with creativity. You'll hear two tracks from the new release which features Bill Frisell and Wadada Leo Smith, another septuagenarian at peak powers.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Medeski, Martin & Wood: Omnisphere

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Il fantasmagorico trio Medeski, Martin & Wood ha iniziato la propria attivitĂ  nel 1991, andandosi a prendere inizialmente la corona di migliore jam band per poi proseguire lungo percorsi originali di assoluto valore, dove jazz e avanguardia si intersecano senza problemi. Per non farsi mancare nulla i tre musicisti americani non dimenticano mai di aggiungere qualche ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Aretha in Jazz & New Releases

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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

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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: ALBUM REVIEWS

Alarm Will Sound / Michael Gordon: Van Gogh

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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: ALBUM REVIEWS

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

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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 ...