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ARTICLE: JAZZMATAZZ

Sun Ra Nuclear War: A Smooth Soundtrack to the Apocalypse

Read "Sun Ra Nuclear War: A Smooth Soundtrack to the Apocalypse" reviewed by Matthew Hooke

With threats of our impending doom through nuclear hellfire seemingly increasing by the day. I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to talk about one of my favorite Sun Ra songs, “Nuclear War." A song so smooth and hilarious it almost makes you welcome the apocalypse.

“Nuclear War" was released twice, initially on ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

The October Revolution of Jazz & Contemporary Music Set for October 5-8 in Philadelphia

The October Revolution of Jazz & Contemporary Music Set for October 5-8 in Philadelphia

NEW PHILADELPHIA MUSIC FESTIVAL EXPANDS LINEUP The October Revolution of Jazz & Contemporary Music, a four-day (October 5-8, 2017) music festival presented by Ars Nova Workshop, in partnership with FringeArts, has confirmed several additional artists for its inaugural lineup as well as announcing single-day tickets. THE OCTOBER REVOLUTION 2017 FESTIVAL LINEUP Anthony Braxton: a solo performance ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Nu Band: The Final Concert

Read "The Final Concert" reviewed by John Sharpe

The title refers to trumpeter Roy Campbell's last appearance with the outfit he founded with drummer Lou Grassi twelve years before. Campbell died in 2014 at the age of 61, 21 months after this March 2012 live date from Bad Hofgastein, Austria at the conclusion of a European tour. This limited edition LP constitutes the seventh ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

How One City Supports Its Music Scene: Philadelphia, PA

How One City Supports Its Music Scene: Philadelphia, PA

Here musician and longtime Philadelphian Nick Millevoi shares some his favorite venues in the city, giving us an inside look at how such a large city can sometimes feel like a small town of interconnected scenes and genres. Guest Post by Nick Millevoi on Soundfly's Flypaper I'm a lifetime Philadelphian and proud of it. It’s an interesting place ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Outhere Music acquires HatHut Records

Outhere Music acquires HatHut Records

Outhere Music is proud to announce the acquisition of the catalogue of the legendary Swiss jazz and contemporary music label HatHut Records. HatHut Records boasts an impressive number of more than 500 CD’s and LP’s, produced by its visionary founder, Werner X. Uehlinger over 40 years. Major composers such as John Cage, Morton Feldman, Giacinto Scelsi, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Abullah Ibrahim at SFJAZZ

Read "Abullah Ibrahim at SFJAZZ" reviewed by Harry S. Pariser

Abdullah Ibrahim
SFJAZZ
San Francisco, CA
April 29-30, 2016

At 81, pianist Abdullah Ibrahim, is still going strong, something he proved during a remarkable tour-de-force performance which spanned four nights at SFJAZZ in San Francisco.

For the first two evenings (Thursday and Friday), Ibrahim appeared in the company of ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Sun Ra Arkestra Headlines 2nd Annual Beacon Jazz Festival -- June 25, Riverfront Park, Beacon, NY

Sun Ra Arkestra Headlines 2nd Annual Beacon Jazz Festival -- June 25, Riverfront Park, Beacon, NY

The legendary cosmic jazz of Sun Ra Arkestra—under the direction of their longtime, nonagenarian alto saxophonist, Marshall Allen—headlines the second annual Beacon Jazz Festival. Sponsored by Birches Associates and once more celebrating this quintessential American music, alongside the distilleries, craft vendors, culture and natural splendor of the Hudson Valley, the second Beacon Jazz Festival will take ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Ethnic Heritage Ensemble at The Center for New Music

Read "Ethnic Heritage Ensemble at The Center for New Music" reviewed by Harry S. Pariser

Ethnic Heritage Ensemble
Center for New Music
San Francisco, CA
February 15, 2016

San Francisco's Tenderloin District is a down-and-out area which wags have christened “Twitterloin," (owing to the proximity of Twitter and other tax companies given tax subsidies to erect their palatial edifices in this culturally diverse neighborhood). And the ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Sun Ra Arkestra Under the Direction of Marshall Allen: Babylon

Read "Babylon" reviewed by Mark Corroto

If the recording Babylon is any indication, the second century of Sun Ra's music will be as entertaining as the first hundred years. Recorded live at Istanbul's Babylon Club in 2014, the full effect of Sun Ra's Arkestra is captured in all its glory with this CD and bonus DVD recording.

The Arkestra has ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Trombonist Robin Eubanks Releases "More Than Meets The Ear," A Groundbreaking Big Band Album By Eubank’s Mass Line Big Band Out November 27, 2015

Trombonist Robin Eubanks Releases "More Than Meets The Ear," A Groundbreaking Big Band Album By Eubank’s Mass Line Big Band Out November 27, 2015

Multiple DownBeat critics poll winner and electric trombone pioneer Robin Eubanks has covered vast terrain in the course of a 30-plus-year career, but until this year he’d never made a big band album. That changes with the release of More than Meets the Ear (ArtistShare), a groundbreaking collection of Eubanks’ muscular, interwoven compositions. And it introduces ...


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