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Sixteen Horns v. Six Strings

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Big bands tempt the ambitious jazzer with their expansive possibilities for arrangements, the variegated colors they offer, and their sheer power. But, boy, those budgets! These days you need a generous label or a grant or two to make things work. We take a look at a very seventies example of the genre and then a brand new effort by a young woman barely old enough to drive. A guitar trio and a guitar solo fill out the episode, and they couldn't be at further ends of the in to out spectrum. In the end show, Mike fills us in on a couple major acts he caught recently in San Diego: Artemis and Thana Alexa.

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  • Discussion of Grace Fox's album Eleven O'Seven (Next Level) 6:30
  • Discussion of Oliver Nelson's album Skull Session (Flying Dutchman) 20:15
  • Discussion of Oz Noy's album Riverside (Outside In Music) 32:00
  • Discussion of Samo Salamon's album Dolphyology (Samo Records) 43:20
  • Pop Matters 59:05

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