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Jason Kao Hwang & Karl Berger: Conjure

Read "Conjure" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

There is an adventurer's appeal when two free thinkers just pick up mid-stream and let the river carry them. Without label or structure constraint, life-preservers and the chronic happenstance which bars so many back from reaching beyond themselves, music emerges shaded by emotional time, humor, awareness, and mutual respect for each other's untapped potential.

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Jason Kao Hwang & Karl Berger: Conjure

Read "Conjure" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

On the ethereal and intimate Conjure, violinist Jason Kao Hwang and pianist-vibraphonist Karl Berger perform a set of eight improvised duets. Hwang was a member of Berger's Creative Music Orchestra, so the facility of their interaction is not surprising. The brilliant synergy between them, however, results in thought-provoking and thrillingly inventive music which moves with its ...

Conjure

Label: Flying Panda Music
Released: 2019
Track listing: Prophecy; Silouettes; Beyond Reach; Vanishing Roots; Faith; Below Zero; Water Finds Water; Arise.

Conjure

Label: Firepool Records
Released: 2013
Track listing: Praxis; Dead Leaf Echo; Brutality Of Fact; Alice Krige pt.1; Solitude One; Ravenwood; Mother Night; Vargtimmen; Malise; New Lands; A Sense Of An Ending; The Secret Of Fire

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Herd of Instinct: Conjure

Read "Conjure" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Celebrated Southern Californian progressive-rock band Djam Karet has extended the scope of its Firepool Records label by signing Herd of Instinct. With the ensemble's sophomore release for the label, Karet guitarist Gayle Ellett augments the core trio by performing on a vast array of keyboards, and uses the Mellotron as a vehicle to summon a classic ...

Bad Mouth

Label: American Clave
Released: 2006
Track listing: CD1: Mo Ku Lana, Mo Jinde Loni; Conjuring a Calm Between Wars, On a War Such Things Happen, He Picked a Fight With the Haitians, For Dancer, Bad Mouth, Tokyo Woman Blues. CD2: Go to Jazz, Louisiana Red, At the Azabu Cafe, medley: Jack Johnson/Skirt Dance, Prayer to Earth.

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Conjure: Bad Mouth

Read "Bad Mouth" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Musical director Kip Hanrahan instigates some of the most visionary, funky, bluesy modern world music amalgams on record with Bad Mouth, alongside his sonic congregation, Conjure. He assembled the group in 1984 to set writer Ishmael Reed's poety to music, on both a self-titled debut and a second outing, Cab Calloway Stands in for the Moon ...


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