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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 ...

Stanton Moore Goes Indie

Read "Stanton Moore Goes Indie" reviewed by Gabriel Medina Arenas

Drummer Stanton Moore is one of the prodigal sons of jny: New Orleans. His fans know him well from projects like Galactic, Garage a Trois and Dragon Smoke, which prodigiously fuse rock, jazz and funk.

Moore, whose musical career spans nearly 25 years, is also an educator and has released several instructional books and ...


Brian Haas / Matt Chamberlain: Frames

Read "Frames" reviewed by Chris May

It is not often an album confounds expectations to the degree that Frames does. And confounds them not just once but twice.

The first expectation arises from the players' histories. Brian Haas is best known for his work with Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, the spectacularly trans-genre band which the pianist co-founded twenty years ago. ...


Meet Chris May

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I currently live in: London

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Marco Benevento: Tigerface

Read "Tigerface" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Mettete insieme suoni da batteria sintetica e videogame, melodie trasognanti, aggiungete una solida dose di pop e il risultato si avvicinerà a Tigerface, l'ultimo album di Marco Benevento, tastierista trantacinquenne stabilitosi a Brooklyn e originario del New Jersey, innamorato di tutto ciò che una tastiera bianca e nera può offrire, purché effettata. Hammond e Wurlitzer sono le sue grandi passioni, ...


EMEFE: Good Future

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Good Future



For a glorious week and a half in November, London seemed like the epicenter of Afrobeat. Antibalas played Islington Town Hall. Dele Sosimi's Afrobeat Orchestra played Hackney's New Empowering Church. Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 played Kentish Town Forum. If only every month could be like ...


Chris May's Best Releases of 2012

Read "Chris May's Best Releases of 2012" reviewed by Chris May

Christian Scott

aTunde Adjuah

Concord Records

In 1959, when Whitney Balliett, the New Yorker's jazz critic, published a collection of his columns, he titled the book The Sound of Surprise. The promise of the unexpected, wrote Balliett, was jazz's most precious quality. In a year which went on to include the release of ...


Marco Benevento: TigerFace

Read "TigerFace" reviewed by Chris May

When a renegade instrumentalist such as keyboardist/sonic adventurer Marco Benevento records an album with a relatively big budget, and with the shock-horror addition of a vocalist, it can be bad news for the core audience. Bye bye bohemia, hello mainstream. TigerFace was tracked, not at Benevento's usual Brooklyn location, but at Los Angeles' EastWest studio, where ...


Marco Benevento Announces Tour Dates in Support of New LP "TigerFace"

Marco Benevento Announces Tour Dates in Support of New LP "TigerFace"

Marco Benevento has etched out a path across the east coast and midwest this autumn in support of his new LP, TigerFace, due September 11 from The Royal Potato Family. Rolling Stone and WNYC both jumped on the bandwagon early last week to premiere two songs from the upcoming record that feature Rubblebucket's Kalmia Traver on ...


Marco Benevento to Perform Wednesday, September 26 at Old Rock House

Marco Benevento to Perform Wednesday, September 26 at Old Rock House

Keyboard player Marco Benevento (pictured) is coming to St. Louis to perform at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 26 at the Old Rock House. Benevento, who's originally from New Jersey and now lives in Brooklyn, has connections to both the jazz and jam band scenes. He studied music at Berklee and first began to gain wide recognition in ...