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The Mystery Of The Bulgarian Voices: BooCheeMish

Read "BooCheeMish" reviewed by Chris May

Extraordinarily, given the global success of the Bulgarian State Television Female Vocal Choir's idiosyncratic and uplifting Le Mystère Des Voix Bulgares (4AD, 1986), this is the BSTFVC's first release of newly recorded material in over two decades. It is another triumph, recapturing the magic, and much of the quirky harmolodic signature, of the ensemble's acapella debut ...

The Jeremy Siskind Trio: Prophecy

Read "Prophecy" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

Jeremy Siskind is a twenty-one year old pianist and composer currently studying at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. The self-produced Prophecy was recorded several months after a March 2006 appearance on Piano Jazz, Marian McPartland's long running National Public Radio program. Siskind's nascent style is situated in the jazz mainstream, exhibiting traces of ...

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Fred Hopkins/Diedre Murray Quartet: Prophecy

Read "Prophecy" reviewed by AAJ Staff

In the late '80s, Fred Hopkins and Diedre Murray made an effective duo. Their unusual combination of bass and cello allowed for some interesting musical statements. Shortly thereafter they formed a quartet to expand this sound. The new members: Brandon Ross (guitar) and Newman Baker (drums). All four members played at one time or another in ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Fred Hopkins & Diedre Murray Quartet: Prophecy

Read "Prophecy" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Sadly, the inimitable bassist Fred Hopkins passed away on Thursday, January 7, 1999. Fred Hopkins was one of the busiest bassists in Chicago's creative music scene and often the bassist of choice for countless recording projects with dozens of performers too numerous to cite here. On the recently released Prophecy which was recorded in 1990 we ...