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Jazz Not War: Part 1

Read "Jazz Not War: Part 1" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


This time it felt quite inappropriate to be upbeat and excited about all the beautiful new albums that keep coming out. After an aggressive virus has brought the world to a near halt for almost two years, we are now facing another life-threatening turn of events, this time entirely man-made. The playlist features music inspired by ...

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The Genius of Kenny Kirkland - Part 2

Read "The Genius of Kenny Kirkland - Part 2" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


A classical musical upbringing; a deep knowledge of contemporary classical masters; a career that rapidly saw him develop affinities and life-long collaborations with mainstream and forward-looking jazz musicians, both from the US and from abroad; equally at home with fusion, pop and rock. In sum, Kenny Kirkland epitomized that kind of musician that defies categorization which ...

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Article: Album Review

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 ...

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Conjure

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

Album

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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Article: Album Review

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 ...

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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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Article: Album Review

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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