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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Welcome To Adventure

Read "Welcome To Adventure" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


There are indeed some adventuresome artists in this edition of One Man's Jazz, although I pilfered the title for the show from the title of the Welcome To Adventure Vol. 2 by Daniel Carter, Matthew Shipp, William Parker & Gérald Cleaver. So far, their first volume has been the best-selling album in the history of 577 ...

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

Jazz & Film: An Alternative Top 20 Soundtrack Albums

Read "Jazz & Film: An Alternative Top 20 Soundtrack Albums" reviewed by Chris May


Jazz and the movies have a shared history stretching back almost a hundred years. The relationship came into its own in the US in the mid twentieth century. Elia Kazan's 1950 movie Panic In The Streets is an early example of how film makers used jazz-based soundtracks to enhance drama and atmosphere and create ambiances of ...

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Article: Interview

Silvia Bolognesi, discepola e maestra

Read "Silvia Bolognesi, discepola e maestra" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Da tempo considerata tra i maggiori interpreti del contrabbasso nel nostro paese, eccellente compositrice e bandleader, Silvia Bolognesi vive un momento particolarmente esaltante della propria carriera: oltre i suoi progetti di lungo corso, nazionali e internazionali, da due anni è membro dell'Art Ensemble of Chicago e, complice il suo lavoro di didatta a Siena Jazz, ha ...

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Article: Live Review

Vilnius Jazz 2019

Read "Vilnius Jazz 2019" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Vilnius Jazz 2019 Russian Drama Theatre jny:Vilnius, Lithuania October 16-20, 2019 Is a jazz festival primarily about entertainment, or is it meant to challenge the expectations of its audience? Does programming risk mean financial suicide? What responsibility does a festival have to promote young, emerging talent? What place do women ...

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Article: Album Review

The Art Ensemble of Chicago: We Are On The Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

Read "We Are On The Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Bassist Malachi Favors, trumpeter Lester Bowie and saxophonist Joseph Jarman have all passed on, leaving the Art Ensemble of Chicago's remaining original members, saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell and drummer Famoudou Don Moye, to rebuild. We Are on the Edge is a double-CD package; it is a fifty-year celebration of the group, and a dedication to the departed ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Mark Lomax, Rosetta Trio & Federica Michisanti

Read "Mark Lomax, Rosetta Trio & Federica Michisanti" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


February is Black History Month and this episode features some music recognizing that fact. Drummer and musicologist Mark Lomax 's 400: An Afrikan Epic is a monumental 12-album cycle honoring the 400th Anniversary of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. He used the music he grew up with--spirituals and blues--as source material, and despite criticism and resistance from ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Saxophone and drum duets: Cyrillic; Through The Fire; Bad Luck

Read "Saxophone and drum duets: Cyrillic; Through The Fire; Bad Luck" reviewed by John Sharpe


Dave Rempis/Frank Rosaly Cyrillic 482 Music 2009 Famoudou Don Moye/Eliel Sherman Storey Through The Fire AECO Records 2008 Chris Icasiano/Neil Welch Bad Luck Belle Records 2009 ...

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Article: Album Review

Royal Hartigan: Blood Drum Spirit

Read "Blood Drum Spirit" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Good things sometimes fly under the radar; sometimes they are great things. This has never been more the case than with Royal Hartigans's Blood Drum Spirit, a jazz masterpiece that has languished in obscurity since its 1993 recording to its eventual 2004 release. It remains largely unrecognized six years later. Jazz, especially in the US, can ...

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Article: Extended Analysis

Wadada Leo Smith: Spiritual Dimensions

Read "Wadada Leo Smith: Spiritual Dimensions" reviewed by Nic Jones


Wadada Leo SmithSpiritual DimensionsCuneiform2009 Trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith's journey into music is now so far advanced that every record of his is akin to a report from a new place, a musical equivalent of a space probe sending information back from the surface of an alien planet. The ...

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Article: Album Review

Wadada Leo Smith: Spiritual Dimensions

Read "Spiritual Dimensions" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard


For a long time, trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith has pushed the boundaries of experimental jazz. The records he made during the seventies for his own Kabell label have become a richly treasured legacy of the avant-garde. Spiritual Dimensions, a two-CD set dedicated to his working bands, The Golden Quintet and Wadada Leo Smith's Organic, finds him ...


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