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Barry Guy

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Barry Guy is an innovative double bass player and composer whose creative diversity in the fields of Jazz improvisation, solo recitals, chamber and orchestral performance is the outcome both of an unusually varied training and a zest for experimentation, underpinned by a dedication to the double bass and the ideal of musical communication. Between the early Seventies and mid Nineties Barry Guy held principal bass position in various orchestras including The Orchestra of St.John’s Smith Square, City of London Sinfonia, Monteverdi Orchestra, The Academy of Ancient Music, Kent Opera and The London Classical Players

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Nox

Label: NoBusiness Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Multa Dies; Multa Nox; Multa Lux.

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Article: Album Review

EUPHORIUM_freakestra: soundz offfe drzk wähuh

Read "soundz offfe drzk wähuh" reviewed by Mark Corroto


The funny thing about DNA is that just when scientists believe it to be the identifiable signature of all living things, along comes CRISPR gene editing. This technology allows an operator to edit the basic genetic material of an organism, much like the music of Oliver Schwerdt's EUPHORIUM_freakestra. We're not talking science fiction here, more like ...

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Article: Radio

Gard Nilssen, Sam Rivers, Laura Toxvaerd & Dan Blake

Read "Gard Nilssen, Sam Rivers, Laura Toxvaerd & Dan Blake" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Drummers sparkle in the first hour of this edition of OMJ--Norway's Gard Nilssen with his Supersonic Orchestra, free jazz veteran Abbey Rader, and the iconoclastic RaKalam Bob Moses--plus a long track from some newly released music from the private stash of Sam Rivers. The second hour is a mix of styles, even including some blues from ...

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The Swiftest Traveler

Label: Trost Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Both Directions; The Swiftest Traveler; Sway; InSitu; Slip, Slide & Rattle; Dwells; Interlude.

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Concert In Vilnius

Label: NoBusiness Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Part I; Part II; Part III; Part IV.

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That Time

Label: Not Two Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Introductions; Watts Parker Beckett To Me Mr. Riley; Statements III; Quasimode III; Appolysian.

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One for My Baby and One More for the Bass

Label: Euphorium Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: One for My Baby and One More for the Bass; On the Road Again (Ausflüge zum Interhotel); The Last Song (Air).

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Article: Year in Review

John Sharpe's Best Releases of 2020

Read "John Sharpe's Best Releases of 2020" reviewed by John Sharpe


With so few performance opportunities since March, and musicians in continuing limbo, the continued stream of new releases has been a surprise, but a welcome one. For me, and many others, music has been a source of solace in an otherwise dreadful year. That makes it all the more invidious to pick and choose between honest ...

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Article: Radio

Joshua White, Mara Rosenbloom & Australian Art Orchestra

Read "Joshua White, Mara Rosenbloom & Australian Art Orchestra" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


It took me a while to get pianist Joshua White's album 13 Short Stories but it was worth the wait. White and his West Coast quartet are very, very good. The Australian Art Orchestra has become an institution in the Australian creative music scene. They're now directed by trumpeter and composer Peter Knight; their latest, Sometimes ...


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