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Jason Moran: Facing Left

Read "Facing Left" reviewed by Jim Santella

A creative artist, who espouses originality, Jason Moran has sidestepped the critics with his modern mainstream approach that blends in elements from all over the spectrum. The pianist and composer has been reviewed with eyes and ears that paint his melodies as unmemorable and academic. It’s possible that some of the criticism has been tempered by ...

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Jason Moran: Facing Left

Read "Facing Left" reviewed by Mark Corroto

As I remembered it from world history, it is rarely the revolutionaries that end up ruling after their coup. The same can be said of jazz revolutionaries. Buddy Bolden, perhaps the father of jazz, never recorded. Charlie Parker, father of the bebop revolution, died at age 34 never attaining mass popularity in his lifetime. Even the ...