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Slivovitz: Liver

Read "Liver" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Slivovitz, and especially this live set, are not for the musical faint of heart.

As a live recording, LiveR is “live-r" than most. Recorded in Milan in May 2016, it explodes from their native Italy into your senses with a colorful and frantic sound, a wailing mongrel child that fiercely claims such shared, diverse ...

The Heliosonic Tone-tette: Heliosonic Toneways Vol. 1

Read "Heliosonic Toneways Vol. 1" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Many albums in the Sun Ra musical universe have a great backstory, but the story behind Heliosonic Toneways Vol. 1 is better than most.

On April 20 1965, Sun Ra recorded The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, featuring himself on the relatively obscure bass marimba, at Richard Alderson's RLA Studio in New York City. ...

From Choro to Chaos

Read "From Choro to Chaos" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Berkeley Choro Ensemble
The View from Here
Self-Produced
2017

Like its organic natural wonders, the music of Brazil seems to flourish in different forms and styles of beauty. But much of its music has grown from the root of choro: Born in the mid-to late-1800s from the joining ...

Sons of Kemet: Your Queen Is A Reptile

Read "Your Queen Is A Reptile" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

Con il consueto ritardo (tempo tecnico di maturazione lo definirebbe qualcuno di più diplomatico) anche il mondo globalizzato del jazz si sta accorgendo del talento di Shabaka Hutchings. Chi bazzica infatti il jazz europeo più vivace non può non avere notato da tempo il sassofonista inglese, con i The Comet Is Coming, con Louis Moholo, con ...

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 Matt 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 ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Jazz & Wine of Peace Festival 2017

Read "Jazz & Wine of Peace Festival 2017" reviewed by Luciano Rossetti

Jazz & Wine of Peace in Collio Friulano celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2017. The region is known for producing some of Italy's best white wines and is home to some wonderful abbeys and prestigious wine cellars. The festival also celebrates jazz as well as photography, illustrations, cinema, and more. 2017 saw 30 concerts over six ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble: Book Of Sound

Read "Book Of Sound" reviewed by Gareth Thompson

A group playing brass instruments in a New York subway once hypnotised a businessman. He was so mesmerised by their music that he stood listening for ages and missed numerous trains. Relaying this later to the performing band of brothers, he helped create their name.

Book Of Sound is the second album by Hypnotic ...

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 ...