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Fay Victor

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In command, infectious, energetic and strong: Fay Victor hypnotizes audiences, whether she sings a blues, sculpts a free improvisation piece, reinvents a Herbie Nichols tune through her own lyrics, or effortlessly scats over the harmonies of a jazz standard. Her musicality is deft and the words (usually hers) speak of universal themes with the focus of a story-teller, running the full gamut of human emotion in an original mix of traditional song forms and free improvisation. At the beginning of the nineties, Ms. Victor began building a name as a jazz vocalist around NY performing primarily jazz standards and blues

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The Music of William Parker: Migration Of Silence Into And Out Of The Tone World, Volumes 1 – 10

Label: Centering Records/AUM
Released: 2022
Track listing: Blue Limelight: Listen; Cosmic Funk; I'd Rather Be; A Great Day to be Dead; Jenny's Interlude; Blue Limelight; Bennie's Tune; Recall; Kachina Song; All I Ever Want; Where the Angels Live; Old Tears. Child of Sound: Malachi's Mode; Malcolm's Smile; This Sweet Land; The Golden Light (Hymn); Mexico; Broken Promises; Child of Sound; Sky Falling; Adobe House; Rez Sunset; Trail of Tears I; Trail of Tears II; Rez Sunrise; Ascending Earth. The Majesty of Jah: Baldwin; The Majesty of Jah; Freedom; Sun Song; Numbers; Letter to a Resurrected Slave Owner. Cheops: Entire Universe; Cheops; The Map Is Precise; If We Play Soft Enough; Harriott. Harlem Speaks: Dancing At The Savoy; Don’t Sell My Soul; Harlem Speaks; Paintings in the Sky; Shutters as Windows. Mexico: Tilted Mirror; Mexico; The Bleeding Tree; It Is for You. Lights In The Rain (The Italian Directors Suite): Visconti: Fellini; Pasolini; Leone; De Sica; Rossellini; Gospel; Milano; Lights in the Rain; Antonioni. Afternoon Poem: Song To Lift Sadness (Morning); The Sky Is Always Beautiful; Morning Bird; Rocket Man; Essence Calling Out; Afternoon Poem; First Vision; Green And Brown; I Believe; I Will Die For You; Song For Patricia; My Cup; Silent Whispers; It Would Never Be Long Enough; Song To Lift Sadness (Evening); Cloud and Sea Fading as Rain Falls. The Fastest Train: The Elders at the Edge of the World Part 1; Cultivation; Deep Spirit; Family Voice; Listen to the Sky; Sacred Prayers; Host for the Anointed; Bamboo Village; Blessed; The Flute Reaches Out; The World's Fastest Train; Joyous and Delightful; The Elders at the Edge of the World Part 2. Manzanar: Charcoal Paragraphs; Khaen; Lakota Song; Manzanar; On Being Native.

Article: Radio & Podcasts

Thumbscrew, Mali Obomsawin and John Escreet

Read "Thumbscrew, Mali Obomsawin and John Escreet" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


A few new releases by trios to contemplate and explore in this episode, highlighted by the latest from Thumbscrew, that stellar threesome of Mary Halvorson, Michael Formanek and Tomas Fujiwara. Multi-colored Midnight is one of their best to date. Also on the bill, pianist John Escreet, The Bad Plus's latest with new members Ben Monder and ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Singers: Fay Victor, Anita O'Day, Kurt Elling and More

Read "Singers:  Fay Victor, Anita O'Day, Kurt Elling and More" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This show features vocalists as both band leaders and featured performers with other musicians. In the first category, there are Fay Victor and Anita O'Day among others. In the second, we have Kurt Elling with the Charlie Hunter Quartet and Becca Stevens with Ambrose Akinmusire plus several more. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't ...

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Article: Album Review

William Parker: The Music of William Parker: Migration Of Silence Into And Out Of The Tone World, Volumes 1 – 10

Read "The Music of William Parker: Migration Of Silence Into And Out Of The Tone World, Volumes 1 – 10" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


If multi-instrumentalist/composer William Parker's ten-CD Migration Of Silence Into And Out Of The Tone World suggests a cohesive, high concept plan, it is something more. The beautifully packaged clamshell box set is comprised of mutually exclusive projects—one dating back ten years—with some common themes. There is an overall dedication of the music to “all people of ...

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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: Album Review

Bridge Of Flowers: A Soft Day's Night

Read "A Soft Day's Night" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Go back to a time when music genre categories were not in effect, and listeners were open to crossing borders. Miles Davis was invited to play at rock concerts and Carlos Santana could cover a John Coltrane composition. Some might recall that the innovative free jazz label ESP Disk, started in 1963 by Bernard Stollman, put ...

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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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Migration of Silence Into and Out of the Tone World

Label: Centering Records / AUM Fidelity
Released: 2021
Track listing: CD 1: Listen; Cosmic Funk; I’d Rather Be; A Great Day to Be Dead; Jenny’s Interlude; Blue Limelight (dedicated to Cecil Taylor); Bennie’s Tune; Recall; Kachina Song; All I Ever Want; Where the Angels Live; Old Tears.

CD 2: Malachi’s Mode; Malcolm’s Smile; This Sweet Land; The Golden Light (Hymn); Mexico; Broken Promises; Child of Sound; Sky Falling; Adobe House; Rez Sunset; Trail Of Tears I; Trail Of Tears II; Rez Sunrise; Ascending Earth.

CD 3: Baldwin; The Majesty of Jah; Freedom; Sun Song; Numbers; Letter to a Resurrected Slave Owner.

CD 4: Entire Universe; Cheops; The Map Is Precise; If We Play Soft Enough; Harriott.

CD 5: Dancing at the Savoy; Don’t Sell My Soul; Harlem Dances; Harlem Speaks; Paintings in the Sky; Shutters as Windows.

CD 6: Tilted Mirror; Mexico; The Bleeding Tree; It Is for You.

CD 7: Song to Lift Sadness (Morning); The Sky Is Always Beautiful; Morning Bird; Rocket Man; Essence Calling Out; Afternoon Poem; First Vision; Green and Brown; I Believe; I Will Die for You; Song for Patricia; My Cup; Silent Whispers; It Would Never Be Long Enough; Song to Lift Sadness (Evening); Cloud and Sea Fading as Rain Falls.

CD 8: Visconti; Fellini; Pasolini; Leone; De Sica; Rossellini; Gospel; Milano; Lights in the Rain; Antonioni.

CD 9: The Elders at the Edge of the World part 1; Cultivation; Deep Spirit; Family Voice; Listen to the Sky; Sacred Prayers; Host for the Anointed; Bamboo Village; Blessed; The Flute Reaches Out; The World’s Fastest Train; Joyous and Delightful; The Elders at the Edge of the World part 2.

CD 10: Charcoal Paragraphs; Khaen; Lakota Song; Manzanar; On Being Native.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Midsummer Releases Plus A Pride Of Jazz Leos

Read "New Midsummer Releases Plus A Pride Of Jazz Leos" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents midsummer releases from pianist Bobby West and vocalist Carmela Rappazzo, plus a single of a new collaboration from vocalists Lucy Yeghiazaryan & Vanisha Gould, with birthday shoutouts to a pride of Jazz Leos: Nnenna Freelon, composer Pamela Baskin-Watson, pianists Joanne Brackeen and Shamie Royston, vocalists Camille Bertault, Fay Victor and Luba Mason, among ...


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