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Joseph Bowie, the youngest member of the Bowie musician family, began is career in St. Louis, Missouri where he was born in 1953 and raised by his father William Lester Bowie, Sr. & mother Earxie L. Bowie. Joseph’s father was a music teacher and he was greatly influenced by his older brothers Byron (saxophonist & arranger) and older brother Lester, internationally acclaimed jazz trumpeter. Joe made his first international tour with B.A.G, in 1971 with Oliver Lake, Baikida Carroll, Bobo Shaw, Floyd Leflore & Julius Hemphill moved to Paris to begin his his first major tour with a jazz ensemble

Muse Records: Ten Smoking Hot Albums

Read "Muse Records: Ten Smoking Hot Albums" reviewed by Chris May

Alone among the other great jazz labels of the 1960s and 1970s—Blue Note, Prestige, Riverside, Impulse!, Strata-East and Atlantic—Joe Fields' Muse is rarely anthologised, written about or otherwise celebrated. Yet like its peers, Muse was prolific, releasing over 200 premium-grade albums during the 1970s, its most active decade, alone. This relative obscurity is ...


Frank Lowe: Out Loud

Read "Out Loud" reviewed by John Sharpe

In the spring of 1974, the storied ESP label had just released the leadership debut of thirty-year old reedman Frank Lowe, and now he was considering his next move. Val Wilmer in her groundbreaking As Serious As Your Life (Quartet Books, 1977) observes about Lowe: “Everywhere you go in New York you'll run into him, working ...


Frank Lowe: Out Loud

Read "Out Loud" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

The year separating Thanksgivings of 2013 and 2014 has abounded in historic reissues and discoveries. There are several from idiosyncratic bandleader Sun Ra in addition to ones from saxophonists John Coltrane, Clifford Jordan and Charles Lloyd. And of course there are such gems as the third volume of trumpeter Miles Davis' Fillmore bootlegs and clarinetist/saxophonist Jimmy ...


KJ Dave Doran & Christy Doran feat. Mr. Defunkt Joe Bowie: XL Target

Read "XL Target" reviewed by Maurizio Comandini

Christy Doran aveva già provato l'ebbrezza del trio chitarra/trombone/percussioni alla fine degli anni ottanta con Ray Anderson e Han Bennink (con Azurety del 1994 e Cheer Up del 1995 per la Hatology, parzialmente ristampati in un CD unico nel 2011, A B D), peraltro con eccellenti risultati. Ma con questo nuovo album tutto viene resettato e ...

Good Medicine

Label: Meta Records
Released: 2013
Track listing: 1. Spiritized; 2. Atmos; 3. Y-Do-U Treat Me So Bad; 4. Soul-Celestial; 5. Aja’s Language Temple; 6. Water to Light; 7. All Alone Blues.


Ig Bo Duet: Joseph Bowie - Adam Rudolph: Good Medicine

Read "Good Medicine" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

In Good Medicine, l'incontro fra Joseph Bowie e Adam Rudolph sembra reggersi sulla dicotomia fra il trombone del primo dalle riverberanti estensioni elettroniche, e quindi avveniristiche, e le percussioni rituali, africane, materiche del secondo. In realtà la contrapposizione è solo apparente: Bowie infatti, oltre a dedicarsi anch'egli ad alcuni strumenti a percussione, tramite la sonorità ruvida ...


Jim Hobbs joins Aych and the Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet at Outpost 186 on Friday Dec 23

Jim Hobbs joins Aych and the Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet at Outpost 186 on Friday Dec 23

Aych is a trio comprising Mary Halvorson guitaristry, Jim Hobbs saxophone honing and Taylor Ho Bynum cornettery in some serene survey of juxtapositions Mr. Hobbs variously describes as “porch music" This will be a Boston premiere as is a cd release show for the newly reshaped Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet brought to ears as Apparent Distance ...


Trombone Shorty en el 43 Voll-Damm Festival Internacional de Jazz de Barcelona

Read "Trombone Shorty en el 43 Voll-Damm Festival Internacional de Jazz de Barcelona" reviewed by Enrique Turpin

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue43º Voll-Damm Festival Internacional de Jazz de BarcelonaSala Bikini27 de septiembre de 2011La antesala al 43º Voll-Damm Festival Internacional de Jazz de Barcelona, que supuso la presentación en Barcelona como líder del volcánico Trombone Shorty, se convirtió en una transparente declaración de intenciones sobre los cimientos en ...

Outpost 186 leans in to a piano laden summer for Inman Square, Cambridge

Outpost 186  leans in to a piano laden summer for Inman Square, Cambridge

Piano players are coming out of the woodwork at Outpost 186. Mothers Day saw an astonishing turnout for Matthew Shipp, who followed a solo set with a long awaited Jim Hobbs duet, sponsored in part by All About Jazz. A snippet of the night awaits below. After a respite from Memorial Day, Hans Poppel has a ...


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