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Musician

Jo Kaiat

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Born in Nice in 1960, Jo Kaiat devotes himself to music, a territory whose limits are only those that man wants to give himself. His odyssey begins with jazz but, very quickly, the swing proves to be not enough to express all that is inside in him. He then turned to Bela Bartok, Olivier Messiaen, Stravinsky and the Impressionists. He spent his teenage years crunching chords in search of a mystery. At 18, he went to Paris. He stays there for five years, playing with Steve Potts, Oliver Johnson, Jean Jaques Avenel, Georges Brown, Jean Yves Colson, Jef Sicard… then he returned to Nice where he continued his musical activities with Barney Wilen, Bibi Rovere, Jack Sewing… With Jo Kaiat it is about travelling but travelling in depth, it is every time to try to make the tour of something

Musician

Shay Hazan

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Bassist and composer Shay Hazan, based in Tel-Aviv, presents his latest group release with new reflections and directions. The band, two-horns strong and backed by the classic piano, bass and drums unit, continues to strike ripples in their near and farther surroundings. Only that in Hazan's case, backing does not mean hiding. His significant bass work carries the group into the magical realms of Gnawa music from Morocco, the new wave of Hip-Hop, and the 1960's Chicago Free Jazz and human rights movement, all these casts into a fresh blend of old and new flavours.

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News: Education

Where's The Beat? From Ancient Rhythms To Future Grooves For Gizmos, Gadgets And Thingamajigs

Where's The Beat? From Ancient Rhythms To Future Grooves For Gizmos, Gadgets And Thingamajigs

The classic “world beat bible" by Matthew Montfort is now bringing these ancient rhythms into the grooves of the future with content for digital audio workstations, sequencers, computers, tablets, smartphones, CD players, and other gizmos! Where's the Beat? A. West Africa, Bali, and India, birthplaces of polyrhythm, gamelan, and tala. B. Within every performer, ...

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Article: Interview

Randy Weston: Music of The Earth

Read "Randy Weston: Music of The Earth" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke


Pianist Randy Weston has long been known to be a student of his African heritage and proud of it. Born in Brooklyn, he has lived in Africa, been involved with musicians there--he has been involved with the entirety of its culture. An expert? “I've lived there for years, man, and I know nothing," ...

Album

Africa

Label: Waldron Music
Released: 2015
Track listing: On the Dunes; Africa; Corner of the Universe; Bway Up; Goodbye; Triad; Con Moto; In the Night; Autumn Leaves; Runnin’.

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Article: Album Review

Rick Waldron: Africa

Read "Africa" reviewed by Budd Kopman


Multi-instrumentalist Rick Waldron is one talented guy -aside from playing all the guitars, basses and keyboards on Africa he also gets in some trombone, mandolin and banjo, plus doing the composing, arranging and production. The album is not really about the music of Africa, and the title track “Africa" is not a deep musicological ...

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Article: Album Review

Rick Waldron: Africa

Read "Africa" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger


Even before a single note of Africa hits the air, the long list of instruments played by leader/composer Rick Waldron suggests that something unusual is afoot. For his fourth CD Waldron, who has chaired the music department at Everett Community College since 1990, has created a lively and intricate session that defies easy description.

Album

Africa

Label: Unknown label
Released: 2014

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Video

Africa

Featuring the music of David Murray with Cassandra Wilson
Duration: 8:00

Cassandra Wilson & David Murray, 2007.
Album

Africa

Label: Leni Stern Recordings
Released: 2007
Track listing: Bamake; 1000 Stars (for Michael Brecker); Keita; Simbo; Ahinin Be Al Allah (Lord Have Mercy); Saya (Farewell) (for Don Alias); Aman Iman (Water is Life); Ousmane; Alu Maye (Have You Seen); Ami; Dakkan (What is Written); Childsoldier; Forest Song.


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