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Article: Interview

Leonard E. Jones: Taking Control Of Destiny

Read "Leonard E. Jones: Taking Control Of Destiny" reviewed by Barbara Ina Frenz


Bassist and photographer Leonard E. Jones laid the foundation of his musical and artistic ideas as an original member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. The AACM ranks as the most well-known and influential organization of the 1960s under African American leadership that created American experimental music through challenging “racialized limitations on venues ...

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Eunhye Jeong

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Eunhye Jeong is a pianist and composer with a critical mind that keeps expanding her musical world with diligent research. Recently, she released her fourthalbum [The Colliding Beings, Chi-Da] — a recording of her Seoul concert with Pansori master Il-dong Bae, which is selected as one of the Best Album of 2020 by Sequenza 21 magazine. And she soon released another record [Abyss] under Mung Music label in the same year. She currently performs two major projects: Chi-Da and TVV Quartet, as well as a new work called KM-53 with visuals and electronics. She has performed with legendary Wadada Leo Smith, a multiple awards-winner including UCLA medal of 2020, a Pulitzer Prize nominee and an innovative composer/trumpeter, as a pianist of NDA ensemble which performed one of ECM's most celebrated albums at the third CREATE Festival

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Article: Interview

Burton Greene: From Bomb To Balm

Read "Burton Greene: From Bomb To Balm" reviewed by Barbara Ina Frenz


Chicago-born pianist Narada Burton Greene (b.1937) can be called a veteran of the 1960s jazz avant-garde—the starting point of his universal musical life. In 1962, he moved to New York and founded, together with bassist Alan Silva, the Free Form Improvisational Ensemble, which played improvised music without preconceived compositional elements. In 1965, he became a member ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Paul Plimley, Evan Parker & Denis Fournier

Read "Paul Plimley, Evan Parker & Denis Fournier" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


This show marks the one-year anniversary of publishing One Man's Jazz on All About Jazz's radio section, and we're taking a decided dip into the “deep end" of the improvisation pool. There's lots of avant-garde, experimental, free form, free improv on the bill. Is it “noise," is it the future? That's for the listener to decide, ...

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Article: Album Review

Martin Archer: Another Fantastic Individual

Read "Another Fantastic Individual" reviewed by Matt Parker


This album is perhaps slightly less immediate than some of Martin Archer's other recent releases, such as the eponymous debut album of the Krautrock-esque trio Das Rad, but no less essential and, perhaps, in a sense, more impressive given that it was performed in its entirety by Archer alone. Another Fantastic Individual is a ...

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Article: Out and About: The Super Fans

Meet Jacob Cartwright

Read "Meet Jacob Cartwright" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper


Our August Super Fan is a visual artist with a special affinity for improvisational music, which has spilled over into his jazz-themed painting series. In jazz, as in art, Jacob Cartwright values the past while embracing the forward momentum of the new. Plus he's really “down with the jazz cats"--read on to see what we mean! ...

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Article: Album Review

Martin Archer: Story Tellers

Read "Story Tellers" reviewed by Duncan Heining


We used to call records like this 'concept albums.' The whole idea soon became a term of derision thanks to Rick Wakeman and others. Nevertheless, let's stick with it for a moment. Martin Archer's Story Tellers is constructed as a series of interlocking vignettes, linked both by certain recurring themes, narrative threads and the attribution of ...

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

AACM - The Association of the Advancement of Creative Music

Read "AACM - The Association of the Advancement of Creative Music" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


The Association of the Advancement of Creative Music (AACM) was created 50 years ago in jny: Chicago to give voice to adventurous African American musicians and to express the political turmoil of the era. As this is the anniversary year of this revolutionary collective here are ten essential classic AACM recordings that belong in any collection, ...

News: Recording

Daren Burns Releases First Solo Album "Fear Is Not The Natural State Of Civilized People” On Urban Nerds Records, Features Trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith.

Daren Burns Releases First Solo Album "Fear Is Not The Natural State Of Civilized People” On Urban Nerds Records, Features Trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith.

Bassist, composer and educator Daren Burns (John “Drumbo” French of Captain Beefheart) has released Fear is not the Natural State of Civilized People, on Urban Nerds Records, a label Burns founded in 2009. Burns’ first solo album of original instrumental material, this intense and expressive 4-part suite realizes a creative path that began in 2006. The ...

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Article: Album Review

Olavi Trio & Friends: Triologia

Read "Triologia" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose


In his fine dissertation, “The Descriptive Grammar of the Ground--Almost Complete Poems" Brazilian poet Manoel de Barros wrote of the poetry that exists in everything, if one chooses to see it. The Beat poets, especially Allen Ginsberg, echoed this belief in emotive poetry. Similarly, Olavi and Friends--albeit in ways a lot more extreme than the Paul ...


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