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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Mingus Centennial: The Composer + new releases

Read "Mingus Centennial: The Composer + new releases" reviewed by David Brown


Celebrating the centennial of the birth of composer, bandleader and bassist Charles Mingus. We'll feature Mingus compositions as performed by Henry Threadgill, Chuck D, Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot, Harry Skoler, Yoko Miwa, Joe Henderson, Anthony Braxton and Rahsaan Roland Kirk. Then we'll spin Mingus last major work, Cumbia Jazz & Fusion. We'll start and end the ...

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Article: Album Review

Anthony Braxton Quartet: (Willisau) 1991 Studio

Read "(Willisau) 1991 Studio" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Picture Miles Davis finishing a solo and stepping off the bandstand to smoke, while John Coltrane steps up to the microphone to play. I'll bet that never happened with the legendary Anthony Braxton Quartet (1985-1994). His quartet with pianist Marilyn Crispell, bassist Mark Dresser, and drummer Gerry Hemingway may be the best vehicle to appreciate Braxton's ...

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Anthony Braxton Quartet: (Santa Cruz) 1991 1st Set

Read "(Santa Cruz) 1991 1st Set" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Decoding the music of Anthony Braxton might be a lifetime's mission. With his symbol system compositions and grand unification theories, even the trained ear admits to perplexity and a certain ignorance. Braxton has never stopped, nor slowed to explain himself to listeners. There are moments of insights though, in his performances. One can glean his approach ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Introducing the Polish Label For Tune

Read "Introducing the Polish Label For Tune" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni


The polish For Tune label was founded in 2013 and has already managed to release 30 albums that feature some of the lesser known yet intriguing Polish outfits. The three outfits presented below all feature a fresh, unconventional perspective on the jazz idiom, its legacy and its inclusive current and future sonic language. The label succeeded ...

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Article: Album Review

Anthony Braxton Quartet: Standards (Brussels) 2006

Read "Standards (Brussels) 2006" reviewed by Mark Corroto


The jazz canon and Anthony Braxton have been companions throughout his entire career. His admiration for innovators like Thelonious Monk, Lennie Tristano, Warne Marsh, and Paul Desmond has been documented in interviews and music. Beginning with What's New In The Tradition (SteepleChase, 1974) to his “piano" recordings at New York's Knitting Factory in the '90s, Braxton ...


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