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Dave Sharp: Worlds

Read "Worlds" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Detroit-based bassist Dave Sharp and the Secret 7 ensemble he leads have found acclaim for their expansive grasp of world music, including and especially jazz: Sharp has toured jazz clubs throughout Japan and studied jazz theory and music at the New College of California with bassist Herbie Lewis, who nailed down rock-solid rhythmic bottoms for soul-jazz ...

Worlds Apart, Whirled Together

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BossaCucaNova
Our Kind of Bossa
Six Degrees
2014

Our Kind of Bossa celebrates fifteen fun years of BossaCucaNova, one of Brazil's most adventurous contemporary ensembles (and was also timed to coincide with Brazil hosting the 2014 soccer World Cup). These eleven tracks fuse the electro-bossa nova for which the group ...

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Cape Town Jazz Festival 2013

Read "Cape Town Jazz Festival 2013" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Cape Town Jazz Festival 2013
Cape Town, South Africa
April 5-6, 2013
Music has the power to transport those on the receiving end to another place, but the terms of travel are usually figurative in nature. For four North American journalists, however, the figurative took fantastic form with an offer to visit Cape Town, soak in ...

Cheikh Lo: Lamp Fall

Read "Lamp Fall" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Lamp Fall redefines the meaning of fusion as Cheikh Lo breathes new life into the genre, seamlesly mixing and blending various influences and sounds from around the globe to create his own style. This approach makes his music a perfect fit for so-called world music, since he has spiritually and sonically fused many kinds of global ...