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Emerald Hills

Label: Rogue Art
Released: 2010
Track listing: Visitations; Ritual and Rebellion; Chocolate Chips; Wild Life; Wishes; Emerald Hills; Surface of Syrius; Affirmations; Peace.

Album

Emerald Hills

Label: Rogue Art
Released: 2010
Track listing: Visitations; Ritual and Rebellion; Chocolate Chips; Wild Life; Wishes; Emerald Hills; Surface of Syrius; Affirmations; Peace.

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Article: Album Review

Nicole Mitchell's Sonic Projections: Emerald Hills

Read "Emerald Hills" reviewed by John Sharpe


In some ways Chicago-based flautist Nicole Mitchell's Emerald Hills resembles an old style AACM record: there's an adventurous spirit, a diversity of approaches, and chops to burn. More recent reference points include Mitchell's own Xenogenesis Suite (Firehouse 12, 2008) but (largely) without the challenging vocals. Joining Mitchell in the quartet she calls Sonic Projections, are long ...

Article: Album Review

Nicole Mitchell's Sonic Projections: Emerald Hills

Read "Emerald Hills" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


Oltre a essere un documento insostituibile e una fondamentale fonte di riflessione sul jazz creativo a Chicago e sulla musica sperimentale afroamericana degli ultimi quarantacinque anni, il libro del trombonista George Lewis A Power Stronger Than Itself: The AACM and American Experimental Music ha anche il merito, sebbene indiretto, di avere ispirato alla flautista Nicole Mitchell ...

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Nicole Mitchell's Sonic Projections: Emerald Hills

Read "Emerald Hills" reviewed by Lyn Horton


All four of flutist Nicole Mitchell's groups reveal specific tangents which her music can follow. One of those groups--Sonic Projections, whose evolution grew out of paying tribute to George Lewis' book A Power Stronger Than Itself: The AACM and American Experimental Music (University of Chicago Press, 2008)--shows what Mitchell believes to be her rebellious side. Mitchell ...


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