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Album

Blood Moon

Label: Shifting Paradigm Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Blood Moon; Hide Alerts; Rounding Up; Wishlist; Washed Up; The Hypnotist; Drifters; Monster; The Long Haul; Cut and Dry.

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Tony Barba: Blood Moon

Read "Blood Moon" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


Madison-based saxophonist Tony Barba is a sonic chameleon, able to wrap catchy melodic themes around a variety of different genres. His ear for melodies is on full display on his newest outing for the Midwestern label Shifting Paradigm Records. In interplay with Chicagoan guitarist Matt Gold and the Madison-based rhythm section of John Christensen on bass ...

Album

Dear Friend

Label: Shifting Paradigm Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Dear Friend; Something Said In Passing; Hay-He Hoedown; Prairie Grass Suite; Spooky Action at a Distance; Slate Icicles on Trees; Smells are Awesome.

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Article: Album Review

John Christensen: Dear Friend

Read "Dear Friend" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Madison Wisconsin based bassist/composer John Christensen begins his debut, Dear Friend with the namesake track, a quietly rolling, reflective impression that might at first remind one of a backing track for any number of 70's singer-songwriters. It's a pretty piece, a wonderful starting point for a very melodic, almost nostalgic listen. The next composition, ...

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Article: Album Review

John Christensen: Dear Friend

Read "Dear Friend" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


Madison-based double bassist John Christensen is certainly no rookie to jazz, even though Dear Friend would appear to be his debut album. After attending the University of North Texas, Christensen chose to follow a more personalized education and set up camp in San Francisco. It is in the bay area that he committed to extensive gigging ...

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Marc Ribot, Dos Santos and other great new (and not so new) releases

Read "Marc Ribot, Dos Santos and other great new (and not so new) releases" reviewed by Jennifer DeMeritt


This episode features new releases and fresh sounds, from postmodern big bands to protest songs to lyrical meditations that will melt your heart. Happy listening! Photo credit: Barbara Rigon Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Dos Santos “Sole Party" from Logos ...


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