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Article: Radio

Avant-Retro or Retro-Avant? Part I

Read "Avant-Retro or Retro-Avant? Part I" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Rigid categories are not what music should be about. This week we focus on music that some may file under “retro" but is performed by musicians that are often labelled “avant," it may not sound exactly how Count Basie and the Kansas City 7 or Fess Williams and the Royal Flush Orchestra would have played, but ...

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Article: Radio

Duke Ellington, Hugh Masekela and Harry James

Read "Duke Ellington, Hugh Masekela and Harry James" reviewed by Joe Dimino


From the talented collective Sammy Miller and the Congregation out of Los Angeles, California, we start a new hour of jazz with episode 594. Over the hour, we hear from some exceedingly cool cats like Duke Ellington, Hugh Masekala, Fess Williams and Harry James. A look into the music and words of the book Jazz on ...

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Article: Interview

Brian Carpenter: In Between The Cracks

Read "Brian Carpenter: In Between The Cracks" reviewed by DanMichael Reyes


To write that Brian Carpenter has had an interesting career would be an incomplete statement since he holds so many. By day Carpenter is an engineer, but there's also his radio shows, his acting career, a film he's working on about Albert Ayler, his band Brian Carpenter and the Confessions where he sings and composes, and ...

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Article: Album Review

Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra: Hothouse Stomp

Read "Hothouse Stomp" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


One of the beauties of long-lived music genres is if a current one becomes boring and the future looks, well, too futuristic, we can always go backwards, investigating earlier forms we may have not paid attention to earlier. And herein lies the value of Brian Carpenter's Hothouse Stomp: The Music of 1920 Chicago and Harlem. The ...

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Article: Record Label Profile

Retrieval Records: Treasures Lost and Found

Read "Retrieval Records: Treasures Lost and Found" reviewed by Nathan Holaway


“The memory of things gone is important to a jazz musician. Things like old folks singing in the moonlight in the back yard on a hot night or something said long ago."-- Louis Armstrong “You hear about the Duke Ellingtons, the Jimmie Luncefords, and the Fletcher Hendersons, but people sometimes forget that jazz was ...

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Article: Record Label Profile

Jazz Oracle: Portal to Antiquity

Read "Jazz Oracle: Portal to Antiquity" reviewed by Nathan Holaway


“Life would be no better than candlelight tinsel and daylight rubbish if our spirits were not touched by what has been."--George Eliot The world will never be able to hear exactly how Beethoven or Bach played their instruments, but it can hear how artists such as clarinetist Wilbur Sweatman and clarinetist and ...

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Volume Two - The Complete Sessions 1929-1930

Label: Unknown label
Released: 1986


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