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Barbara Donald

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Article: Interview

Michael Bisio: Stepping Into the Limelight

Read "Michael Bisio: Stepping Into the Limelight" reviewed by Gregory Applegate Edwards


Bassist Michael Bisio has become an increasingly visual and aural presence on the jazz/improvisation scene in the time since he moved from the west coast to New York. Yet he has been a significant contributor in jazz circles for years, and success was no overnight thing. Among other ongoing associations, Bisio is currently the bassist in ...

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News: Event

Matthew Shipp Trio Perfoming at Chapel of Our Lady in Cold Spring, NY - April 30th @ 7:30 PM

Matthew Shipp Trio Perfoming at Chapel of Our Lady in Cold Spring, NY - April 30th @ 7:30 PM

World Renowned pianist Matthew Shipp brings his trio to the Chapel of Our Lady Restoration in Cold Spring NY in support of his new double cd “The Art of the Improviser" on Thirsty Ear Records. “Watching Matthew Shipp play the piano is a bit like sitting ringside. Lefts and rights hit the keyboard's midsection in steady ...

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Article: Album Review

Sonny Simmons: Staying on the Watch

Read "Staying on the Watch" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza


The sixties were a time of turmoil and invention. Jazz was cast into several shapes by musicians who were willing to take chances, were not afraid to go against the grain, and believed in their vision to fathom and articulate new territory. Alto saxophonist Sonny Simmons was among those who added to lore. He could fathom ...

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Article: Album Review

Sonny Simmons: Staying on the Watch

Read "Staying on the Watch" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose


Alto saxophonist Sonny Simmons embraces music with his whole body, soul, mind and spirit; that much is clear from Staying on the Watch, recorded in August 1966 and reissued by ESP-Disk in 2010. Not everything that he did got its due: when Simmons came on the scene, he remained too close to Charlie Parker. When he ...

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The Past And Tomorrows

Label: Polygram Distribution
Released: 1983

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Olympia Live

Label: Polygram Distribution
Released: 1982


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