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Alex Chadsey

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The Dance She Spoke

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: Hush (Dawn); Fefo; Dansa; N'gri; Echoes; Mendiani; Lafe; You Gotta Go; Hush (Twilight).

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Duende Libre: The Dance She Spoke

Read "The Dance She Spoke" reviewed by Paul Rauch


It has often been said that art is all about risk, and there certainly is a lot of truth to that statement. There is no greater forum in modern art for risk than jazz music, the degree of that factor being multiplied exponentially when linking or fusing it with other musical styles. In the case of ...

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Global Fusions and African Connections

Read "Global Fusions and African Connections" reviewed by Geno Thackara


Whatever may be going wrong in the world, there are always some figures (especially artists) out there reminding us of the importance of community and celebration. Without making a direct statement on the strange circumstances of 2020, this batch of recordings nonetheless offers just the kind of vibrant affirmation the times need. Duende Libre ...

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Duende Libre: Drift

Read "Drift" reviewed by Paul Rauch


Duende Libre is an energetic trio of Seattle musicians utilizing the American jazz tradition as a jumping off point for exploration of global musical forms. The creative vision for the band is perhaps that of pianist/composer Alex Chadsey, yet it is his two mates, drummer/percussionist Jeff Busch, and uber bassist Farko Dosumov that bring his musical ...

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Sam Boshnack Quintet: Nellie Bly Project

Read "Nellie Bly Project" reviewed by Paul Rauch


Samantha Boshnack is more than a musician and composer. She is a storyteller who walks us through the history of things. With Nellie Bly Project, she tells the story of daredevil journalist, writer, and feminist Elizabeth Cochran Seaman (1864-1922), known by her pen name, Nellie Bly. The compositions, a four movement suite, are like a journey ...


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