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Jazz Is in the (H)air!

Read "Jazz Is in the (H)air!" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Inspired by Head Full of Hair, Heart of Full of Song, Pyeng Threadgill's investigation in music about the role of hair in her life, family, community and throughout the African diaspora, this episode of Mondo Jazz builds a narrative about hair, because --whether it's a braided bun or flowing tendrils --hair has always mirrored the cultural ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mike Dillon: Functioning Broke

Read "Functioning Broke" reviewed by Doug Collette

As idiosyncratic as Mike Dillon's work has been with Critters Buggin' and Garage a Trois, it's well-nigh impossible not to fall under the spell of the music he creates all by himself on Functioning Broke. A deep dream-like quality emanates from his musicianship, most resonant in the warm glow of vibes that open “Half Right" and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mike Dillon: Band of Outsiders

Read "Band of Outsiders" reviewed by Dave Wayne

There are so many different ways to rebel in life, and Mike Dillon has done them all. Or so it seems, if the music on Band of Outsiders is any indication. Dillon is that rare musician who can take tropes from any number of disparate musical worlds-metal and Brazilian samba school for example-mash them together and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey: Millions: Live in Denver

Read "Millions: Live in Denver" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Long associated, for better or worse, with the so-called jam band phenomenon of the mid-to-late 1990s, the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey continues to generate intelligent, daring, genre-defying music. JFJO's first live recording in a decade or so, Millions: Live In Denver, is part celebration of their 20th year of existence and part revelry in their new ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Mike Dillon: Rhythm Method

Read "Mike Dillon: Rhythm Method" reviewed by Mike Chamberlain

Percussionist/vibraphonist/bandleader Mike Dillon's music defies easy categorization. It's been called “punk jazz," a term that describes working methods--do it yourself, find your own voice--more than actual sounds.

Dillon sports a wide-ranging musical résumé. He has led or has been a member of outfits such as Critters Buggin, Les Claypool's Fancy Band, The Dead Kenny G's, ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Marco Benevento: West Coast Tour Starts Today

Marco Benevento: West Coast Tour Starts Today

TOUR STARTS TONIGHT IN THE LOFT AT UCSD Marco Benevento is wrapping 2011, as has become tradition, by visiting the West Coast for a nine date tour in December that starts tonight at UCSD's The Loft in San Diego. The pianist will have a new limited pressing 7-inch single available at these shows, as well. Side A is ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Garage a Trois: Colorado Dates in December

GARAGE A TROIS ANNOUNCE COLORADO DATES Garage A Trois, a post rock/freak jazz entity comprised of Seattle-based saxophonics master Skerik, Brooklyn sound-sculptor/keysman Marco Benevento, Texas-born punk rock vibraphone hero Mike Dillon and New Orleans funky drummer/beat scientist Stanton Moore, have announced five shows in Colorado this December. The run starts in Telluride, stops in Breckenridge, Ft. Collins and ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Garage a Trois to Perform Friday, September 30 at 2720 Cherokee

Garage a Trois to Perform Friday, September 30 at 2720 Cherokee

Jazz/rock/funk group Garage A Trois (pictured) is returning to St. Louis for a performance at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, September 30 at 2720 Cherokee. The group was last seen in St. Louis in September 2010 at the Old Rock House. Garage A Trois was formed in 1999 by drummer Stanton Moore, single-named saxophonist Skerik (nee Eric Walton) ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Garage a Trois: Shooting Breaks

By Andrew Bruss Even amongst die hard music fans Garage A Trois can be a challenge to sink your teeth into but Stanton Moore isn't worried. “I think once people hear us they dig it," Moore said. “This new record [Always Be Happy, But Stay Evil (released April 12 on The Royal Potato Family)] is getting a ...

NEWS: RADIO

Jammin' Jazz: Jazz for the New Generation Podcast

"Jammin' Jazz: Jazz For The New Generation" hosted by former XM Satellite Radio and MOJA Radio DJ Michelle Sammartino is a long running hour long program featuring all that is cool and groovy, and happenin' in Modern Jazz right this minute. I feature the marriage of Jazz and Funk, Jazz and Rock, Jazz and Fusion, Jazz and Hip Hop... from ...