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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Kavita Shah: Embracing the Saudade of Cape Verde

Read "Kavita Shah: Embracing the Saudade of Cape Verde" reviewed by Lawrence Peryer


Today, the Spotlight shines On award-winning vocalist, composer, ethnomusicology researcher, and educator Kavita Shah. Kavita's work sits at the intersection of modern jazz, new creative music, and world traditions. The impetus for her visit today was her 2023 tribute to African legend Cesária Évora, Cape Verdean Blues (Folkalist Records). We cover her personal experiences ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Shabaka: This Is The Moment To Make Patient Music

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Shabaka Hutchings grew up between the UK and Barbados. He started playing clarinet as a young boy in Barbados and eventually moved back to England to go to music school in the early 2000s.After college he began a period of working furiously on a kaleidoscopic range of projects and became an icon of the ...

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Article: Album Review

Alice Coltrane: The Carnegie Hall Concert

Read "The Carnegie Hall Concert" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


The most perfect of time machines, with no errant destinations and no abrupt landings, The Carnegie Hall Concert transports one to a time when artists took their art seriously, when it was sacrosanct. Alice Coltrane's harp comes on like the siren lure of angels, like a missionary, calling all to stop their labor. It seems to ...

Article: Radio & Podcasts

Brandee Younger: I'm Done Running From The Harp Police

Read "Brandee Younger: I'm Done Running From The Harp Police" reviewed by Leo Sidran


When it comes to instruments that are not easily designed for improvising soloists, there is perhaps none more difficult to handle than the harp. And when it comes to contemporary jazz harpists, there is perhaps none more influential in this moment than Brandee Younger. From the very beginning, as a young music student growing ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Dominic Miller: Don't Give Up Your Day Gig!

Read "Dominic Miller: Don't Give Up Your Day Gig!" reviewed by David Bixler


Vagabond is the latest release from guitarist Dominic Miller on ECM and features Jacob Karlzon on piano, Nicolas Fiszman on bass, and percussionist Ziv Ravitz. In this episode of LINER NOTES Dominic shares the story behind this music that was conceived during the lockdown and talks about how his own projects fit into the demands of ...

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Dominic Miller

Read "Dominic Miller" reviewed by Lawrence Peryer


Today, the Spotlight shines On guitarist Dominic Miller, a musician unique in his ability to fit in and contribute as a sideman, but also to step up as a band leader.Dominic may be best known as guitarist--and in his own words, “Lieutenant"--for Sting, a position he has filled for over 30 years, but he ...

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Samara Joy On Her 'Fast Authentic' Success

Read "Samara Joy On Her 'Fast Authentic' Success" reviewed by Leo Sidran


Accepting her Grammy award for Best New Artist last month, Samara Joy looked out at a sea of faces that she had grown up admiring and said, “I've been watching y'all on TV for so long... I'm born and raised in the Bronx." It was almost as though she was reminding herself of just ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Jane Ira Bloom & Mark Helias

Read "Jane Ira Bloom & Mark Helias" reviewed by Lawrence Peryer


Today, the Spotlight shines On New York-based jazz innovators Jane Ira Bloom and Mark Helias, who join us to discuss their latest collaboration with drummer Bobby Previte, 2.3.23 (Radio Legs Music). The recordings on 2.3.23 completely challenge any preconceived notions the listener might have about any “right way" to collaborate or create improvisational music. ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Antonio Sanchez Hits Back as Bad Hombre

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In SHIFT -Bad Hombre Vol. II drummer and composer Antonio Sanchez takes ownership of the pejorative remark made by the former president about Mexicans coming to the United States and hits back with a stunning musical counter-punch that features Dave Matthews, Trent Reznor, Pat Metheny, and many others. In this episode of LINER NOTES Antonio shares ...

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Antonio Sanchez is The Bad Hombre

Read "Antonio Sanchez is The Bad Hombre" reviewed by Leo Sidran


When drummer Antonio Sanchez released his album Bad Hombre back in 2017, he was responding to a few events that took place in his world at the same time.On a political level, the music was a response to the racism of the Trump campaign against Mexicans. In fact the title of the record Bad ...


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