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Darius Jones

Darius Jones, is an alto saxophonist, composer, and producer. He joined the New York music community in 2005, after living and studying in Richmond, Va. Darius comes from a diverse musical background that has lead to his unique, alternative, and soulful approach to music. Jones has composed and performed in a wide variety of areas such as electro-acoustic music, chamber ensembles, contemporary jazz groups, avant-garde jazz groups, modern dance performances, and multi-media events. Darius enjoys playing with a steady group of artists and improvisers. The current bands Jones works with are the Cooper-Moore Trio, Mike Pride’s From Bacteria to Boys, Nioka Workman’s House Arrest Band, William Hooker’s Bliss Quartet, Trevor Dunn’s Proof Readers, The Hub, Lewis Barnes' Hampton Roads, and Period. Darius has collaborated with Andrew D'angelo, Esther Lamneck, William Parker, Flip Barnes, Jim Black, Charlie Looker, Dafna Naphtali, Sam Hilmer, Weasal Walters, Peter Evans, Nate Wooley, S.E.M Ensemble, Lisle Ellis, Rob Brown, Warren Smith, Alex Waterman, etc. In New York, Darius has produced records for Korean jazz vocalist Sunny Kim and country-folk artist Mary Bragg

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Article: Book Review

Ugly Beauty: Jazz In The 21st Century

Read "Ugly Beauty: Jazz In The 21st Century" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Ugly Beauty: Jazz in The 21st Century Phil Freeman 250 Pages ISBN: 978 1 78904 632 8 ZerO Books 2022 There is a scene in Douglas Adams' book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Pan Books, 1979) where a computer named Deep Thought is about to reveal the answer ...

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Article: In Pictures

Festival Music Unlimited 35 In Wels, Austria

Read "Festival Music Unlimited 35 In Wels, Austria" reviewed by Ziga Koritnik


A collection of photos from Music Unlimited 35 Festival in Wels, Austria from November 5, 2021 to November 7, 2021 featuring Tumido Orchestra, (Susanna Gartmayer, Irene Kepl, Noid, Manu Mayr, Alexander Kranabetter, Thomas Berghammer, Lukas König, Mario Stadler, Bernhard Breuer, Gigi Gratt), Gabbro 4, (Hanne de Backer, Agnes Hvizdalek, Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø, Raphael Malfliet), Irreversible Entanglements, ...

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Article: Year in Review

John Pietaro's Best In Jazz And New Music 2021

Read "John Pietaro's Best In Jazz And New Music 2021" reviewed by John Pietaro


This year in which we celebrated the return of live performance and simultaneously foresaw a rise in virus numbers and the resumption of show and venue closings, the pervasive issue remains on the anti-vax know-nothings affecting the lives of the careful, caring and compliant. Health regs and advisories as simple as getting a lifesaving vaccine are ...

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Raw Demoon Alchemy (A Lone Operation)

Label: Northern Spy Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Figure No. 2; Sadness; Beautiful Love; Nonaah; Love In Outer Space.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Sylvie Courvoisier, Mary Halvorson, Chris Morrissey, Mathias Eick & Other New Releases

Read "Sylvie Courvoisier, Mary Halvorson, Chris Morrissey, Mathias Eick & Other New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Another truckload of great new and upcoming albums this week, for a show that highlights the beauty of jazz projects which are not aligned with the esthetics of major labels. Happy listening! PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Kurt Elling “Circus" SuperBlue (Edition) 0:16 Host talks ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Pedro Melo Alves, James Brandon Lewis Quartet & Ohad Talmor Trio

Read "Pedro Melo Alves, James Brandon Lewis Quartet & Ohad Talmor Trio" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Here's another of those almost-all-music editions of One Man's Jazz, with just an intro at the top of each hour. The music includes samplings from new releases by Portuguese drummer/percussionist Pedro Melo Alves & his Ominiae Large Ensemble, bassists Juan Bayon from Buenos Aires and Tomo Jacobson from Copenhagen, and several saxophonists: James Brandon Lewis Nick ...

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Article: Live Review

Other Minds 25, Day 3

Read "Other Minds 25, Day 3" reviewed by John Chacona


Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 Taube Atrium Theater Other Minds Festival San Francisco, CA October 16, 2021 Moment's Notice, the theme of the 25th Other Minds festival, was a wry comment on the perils of mounting a music festival in a time of ...

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Article: Album Review

Darius Jones: Raw Demoon Alchemy (A Lone Operation)

Read "Raw Demoon Alchemy (A Lone Operation)" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Saxophonist Darius Jones' solo recording Raw Demoon Alchemy (A Lone Operation) is the embodiment of the word unpasteurized. Captured in the fall of 2019, the music is raw and untreated. Maybe 'pure' is a better word here. The musician known for his muscular approach to the alto saxophone lowers the armored facade we all seem to ...

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Slipknots Through a Looking Glass

Label: Pyroclastic Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Baby Renfro; SpAE; Earl & the Three-Fifths Compromise; Slipknots Through a Looking Glass, Part 1; Shutter; ProByte; Slipknots Through a Looking Glass, Part 2; House of Leaves; When I Become Nothing; Vimen; Slipknots Through a Looking Glass, Part 3.


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