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NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

Holiday Gift Idea: New Book Features Kronos Quartet, Brian Eno, Ryuichi Sakatmoto, Arvo Pärt, Jon Hassell, Michael Price And The Art Ensemble Of Chicago

Holiday Gift Idea: New Book Features Kronos Quartet, Brian Eno, Ryuichi Sakatmoto, Arvo Pärt, Jon Hassell, Michael Price And The Art Ensemble Of Chicago

The Moderns vol.2 explores the world’s great avant-garde artists. BADD PRESS announces the launch of The Moderns vol. 2, the second installment of a series dedicated to the world’s great avant-garde artists. Featuring more than 200 reviews and interviews, the book introduces readers to established and emerging music leaders from around the world. “The first volume was so warmly received,” says ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Stefon Harris: The Tradition of Jazz

Read "Stefon Harris: The Tradition of Jazz" reviewed by Kevin Press

Twenty-two years into his career, Albany, New York's Stefon Harris has fronted seven Blue Note LPs, served as co-lead on two others and recorded with a host of greats including Joshua Redman, Ry Cooder, Courtney Pine and Christian Scott.

Because that's not enough for the 45-year-old, he's also a successful educator, public speaker, entrepreneur ...

Emilio Santiago: Emilio Santiago

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In retrospect, it's not surprising that Emílio Santiago chose a track list steeped in Latin music history and a long list of some of the best players in the game. It was clear from early on that Santiago had the potential to make a significant contribution to the genre. What's remarkable about this 1975 debut--reissued by ...

ORCASTRATUM: ORCASTRATUM

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Glen Scott is one of those studio gurus without whom the world's biggest pop stars would be well and truly lost. Born to Jamaican parents in England in 1973, Scott has built a solid industry resume with a long list of world-famous references.

His most celebrated credit came in 2013, as the producer of ...

Mike Clark & Delbert Bump: Retro Report

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Go ahead. Judge this album by its cover. That 1970-something Ford grill tells you everything you need to know. It's big, funky and stamped Made In USA.

These 11 cuts are Hammond-organ groovy. Which is to say Delbert Bump groovy. And the only thing better than a Bump groove is one paired with former ...

Ellen Doty: Goosebumps All Over

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Calgary's Ellen Doty drops her second LP March 2. Come Fall is a stripped-down collection of gorgeous jazz pop that features Doty on vocals, Davide Di Renzo on drums and Mark Lalama on piano.

The absence of bass, horns and all the rest was an inspired choice. Doty, whose crystal-clear voice must be heard ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Victor Assis Brasil: Esperanto/Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim

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Victor Assis Brasil's passing in 1981 at the age of 35 was felt by jazz fans inside and outside his home country of Brazil. He was a major talent in the 1970s whose South American-bop mashups earned him a ticket to tour three continents.

Far Out Recordings has repackaged two of his finest LPs ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Tim Conley: Thelonious Sphere Monk

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Jazz anniversaries are always a bit underwhelming. They come and go, their significance trumpeted in earnest Facebook posts. At the end of the day though, the artists we honor remain underappreciated by casual music listeners.

The 100th anniversary of Thelonious Monk's birth date last October is a case in point. His contribution to American ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Quin Kirchner: The Other Side of Time

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Albums that clock in at anything near 90 minutes are not automatically major works. On the other hand, this new effort from Quin Kirchner and Co. is hard to describe in any other terms. Kirchner's six-piece band has delivered a wide-ranging, powerful disc.

Things get rolling with the appropriately titled “Ritual." From the start, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Blaque Dynamite: Killing Bugs

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Child prodigies have been with us for hundreds of years. And yet they're still not fully understood. Loosely defined as anyone under age 10 who produces something an adult expert in that field would be proud to call his or her own, these rare kids don't always mature into greatness. For every Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and ...