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Paula Rae Gibson/Sam Leak: Permission

Read "Permission" reviewed by Chris Mosey

Paula Rae Gibson is a London-based artist who expresses the emotional pain she feels through poetry, photography and--in this collaboration with pianist Sam Leak--music. Music? Well, there's rhythm of sorts and plenty of heavy, dark chords to underpin a multitude of heavy, dark words.

Gibson's grainy, distorted sepia photos on the cover appear ...

Molly Holm: Permission

Read "Permission" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Vocalist Molly Holm has had a potent progressive ("Avant-garde") presence in the Bay Area for three decades, having been an original member of Bobby McFerrin's Voicestra and was a featured singer with Terry Riley and Zakir Hussain. Creatively, Holm never grew up into the proper, standard-singing chanteuse that many of her contemporaries did, rather she has ...

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Spider Trio: Permission

Read "Permission" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

“The Spider Trio” is all about three jazz musicians who at various points in time immigrated to New Orleans, La to indulge their musical sensibilities and respective crafts into the City’s rich jazz heritage. Tenor saxophonist Earle Brown currently performs with New Orleans local hero, Tuba Fats and his “Chosen Few Brass Band” among others while ...