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Szun Waves: New Hymn To Freedom

Read "New Hymn To Freedom" reviewed by Gareth Thompson

Pythagoras had this notion that the Sun, Moon and planets all emit their own unique hum. Put simply, as these orbs travel through space they produce certain sound waves. Ever wondered what that might actually sound like? Wonder no more, for this second album from vanguard jazz trio Szun Waves is surely what Pythagoras had in ...

Trio Mediaeval: A Worcester Ladymass

Read "A Worcester Ladymass" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Cobbled together from the scraps and remnants left from Henry VII's 1536-41 dissolution of Catholic Monasteries, this Worcester Ladymass ("Ladymass"--Mass in honor of the Blessed Virgin, in this particular case for the Feast of the Assumption, August 15) was studiously assembled by Nicky Losseff, the music editor for the Norse Trio Mediaeval. Research revealed that neither ...

Take Five with Julian Waterfall Pollack

Read "Take Five with Julian Waterfall Pollack" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Julian Waterfall Pollack:

At the age of twenty-one, New York pianist Julian Waterfall Pollack has the jazz community abuzz with his mature, technically ferocious, and dynamic piano playing. Among his many accomplishments, Pollack was featured on Marian McPartland's renowned NPR show, Piano Jazz, at age eighteen.



He has performed internationally ...

The Hilliard Ensemble: Thomas Tallis / Christopher Tye / John Sheppard: Audivi Vocem

Read "Thomas Tallis / Christopher Tye / John Sheppard: Audivi Vocem" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

How did the ancient monophony of Gregorian Chant evolve into the Renaissance polyphony of the 16th Century English Church? A bit of background is helpful. Musically speaking, monophony is the simplest of aural expression which consists of a melody without accompanying harmony. Music where all the notes sung are in unison is termed monophonic. The earliest ...