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Baikida Carroll

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(composer, trumpet) is a highly pivotal figure in the music world as both a composer and trumpeter. His scores and trumpet have distinguished theater, dance, TV, film and concerts for 4 decades. His music has been heard at prestigious forums throughout the world, including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Walker Arts Center, La MaMa Theatre, the New York and Washington, DC Shakespeare Festivals, The Corcoran Gallery (Wash. DC), the Chicago Art Museum, the McCarter Theatre (Princeton, NY), the Mark Taper Forum (LA), the Asolo Theatre (Sarasoto, FL) Merkin Concert Hall (NYC), Le Grand Palais (Paris), the Belgium Opera, the Berlin Opera, the Market Theater (Johannesburg, South Africa), and a multitude of international jazz festivals. As a trumpeter, he has performed and/or recorded with such artist as Cecil Taylor, Carla Bley, Sam Rivers, Anthony Davis, Dewey Redman, Billy Hart, Steve Lacy, Charlie Haden, Wadada Leo Smith, Steve McCall, David Sancious, Dave Holland, Yogi Horton, Olu Dara, Oliver Nelson, Lester Bowie, Dave Holland, Albert King, David Murray, Don Cherry, Meredith Monk, Jay McShann, Amiri Baraka, Oliver Nelson, Patti LaBelle, Henry Threadgill, Ike and Tina Turner, Billy Higgins, Graham Parker, Little Milton, David Sancious, Marty Ehrlich, June Jordan, Mos Def, Bobby Bradford, Roscoe Mitchell, Dr

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The Black Saint And Soul Note Labels

Read "The Black Saint And Soul Note Labels" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Since 1975, the Black Saint and Soul Note record labels have been a major force in documenting the growth of American avant-garde jazz. This program samples two hours of music from their diverse catalog. It includes work from artists who had long associations with the labels such as Muhal Richard Abrams and David Murray as well ...

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The Boyé Multi-National Crusade For Harmony

Label: New World Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: CD 1—The Boyé Multi-National Crusade for Harmony I: Dear Friend; Zuli; Band Introduction; At Harmony; Air Rings; Dimples: The Fat Lady on Parade.
CD 2—The Julius Hemphill/Abdul Wadud Duo: Syntax; Tightenin’; Slang; Unknown Title; Rhapsody; Downstairs.
CD 3—The Janus Company: Opener; #4; #3; Collective Improvisation; Dogon A.D.
CD 4—Chamber Music: Parchment (1988); Mingus Gold (1988); Nostalgia in Times Square; Alice’s Wonderland; Better Get Hit in Your Soul; Daedalus String Quartet: Unknown Title No. 1 (1981); Unknown Title No. 2 (1981).
CD 5—Roi Boyé Solo and Text: Trills; Unfiltered Dreams; Wade in the Water; Change My Clothes.
CD 6—The Boyé Multi-National Crusade for Harmony II: K.C. Line; Testament #5; Song Suite: At Harmony; Sixty/Sixty; Astrid; Mailika; Pull It; Rites; Pigskin; For Billie (for Billie Holiday); One/Waltz/Time.
CD 7—Live at Joyous Lake: Mirrors; Dung; Band Introduction; Would Boogie.

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The Boyé Multi-National Crusade For Harmony

Read "The Boyé Multi-National Crusade For Harmony" reviewed by Stefano Merighi


Che trionfo per Julius Hemphill! A dispetto delle poche pagine--o righe--che le recenti storie del jazz dedicano al maestro di Fort Worth, Hemphill emerge da questo cofanetto di inediti come sassofonista-improvvisatore-compositore tra i più profondi della musica afroamericana nei decenni compresi tra gli anni '70 e '90. E questa preziosa edizione non solo ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Avant-Retro or Retro-Avant? Part I

Read "Avant-Retro or Retro-Avant? Part I" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Rigid categories are not what music should be about. This week we focus on music that some may file under “retro" but is performed by musicians that are often labelled “avant," it may not sound exactly how Count Basie and the Kansas City 7 or Fess Williams and the Royal Flush Orchestra would have played, but ...

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Article: Extended Analysis

Special Edition

Read "Special Edition" reviewed by John Kelman


With drummer/keyboardist Jack DeJohnette entering his eighth decade on planet earth, he's managed to accomplish what few other drummers have. Recipient of the 2012 NEA Jazz Masters Award, there are few jazz drummer s alive today who can cite as many recordings as the Chicago-born DeJohnette can, nor are there many who have been on such ...

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Article: Live Review

Umberto Petrin / Pheeroan akLaaf Duo: Clusone, Italy, July 21, 2012

Read "Umberto Petrin / Pheeroan akLaaf Duo: Clusone, Italy, July 21, 2012" reviewed by Garrison Fewell


Umberto Petrin / Pheeroan akLaff DuoClusone Jazz FestivalMons TheaterClusone, ItalyJuly 21, 2012A premier performance by the piano-drum duo of Umberto Petrin and Pheeroan akLaff opened the first set on Saturday night at the 32nd annual Clusone Jazz Festival near Bergamo, Italy. Their music provided much more than the stereotypical ...

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Article: Album Review

Julius Hemphill: Dogon A.D.

Read "Dogon A.D." reviewed by Troy Collins


Dogon A.D. has long been revered as a classic among jazz connoisseurs; Julius Hemphill's relatively obscure but highly influential debut is widely considered the missing link between the avant-garde and populist forms such as blues, funk and soul. The 1972 recording session for this historic masterpiece originally produced four unique compositions, but Hemphill only issued three ...

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Tim Berne: Insomnia

Read "Insomnia" reviewed by Troy Collins


Recorded in the summer of 1997, the previously unreleased Insomnia offers an expanded variation of composer/saxophonist Tim Berne's critically lauded 1990s quartet, Bloodcount. The group, which featured Berne (on alto and baritone saxophones), tenor saxophonist/clarinetist Chris Speed, bassist Michael Formanek, and drummer Jim Black, was widely revered for its ability to fashion dramatic opuses that seamlessly ...

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Tim Berne: Insomnia

Read "Tim Berne: Insomnia" reviewed by Charles Walker


Tim BerneInsomniaClean Feed2011 In the medical world, a blood count is a clinical tool, a method of aggregating data in order to make a diagnosis. In short, it's a way of picturing the lay of the land and from there determining the best path forward. Alto saxophonist Tim ...


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