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Article: Radio & Podcasts

A Night at the Jazz Circus! - Companion Mixtape

Read "A Night at the Jazz Circus! - Companion Mixtape" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


From Charles Gayle's alter ego, Streets the Clown, to the music performed by the Kamikaze Ground Crew for the Flying Karamazov Brothers, from the countless jazz renditions of the iconi themes that Nino Rota wrote for Federico Fellini's movies to the equally countless jazz tunes inspired by circus acts... Jazz and Circus have a long history ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

A Night at the Jazz Circus! - Part 1

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Circus is like Jazz. They both require a great deal of originality and a capacity to improvise and be in the moment. They come out of a sense of urgency and self-expression since artists do not embrace them to get rich. And they both demand incredible dedication and discipline. This week we explore the ...

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Article: Musician 2 Musician

Gina Leishman: This New York Life

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On the late summer afternoon I visited composer Gina Leishman, we couldn't meet in her apartment because it was under repair. A pipe had burst so a friend was loaning her apartment to Gina for a few days; one of those little studio apartments that New Yorkers manage to transform into what seems like a sprawling ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

The Coltrane family, Jazz and funerals, and more new releases

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This episode focused on the Coltrane: John, Alice and Ravi, and by those inspired by their music. Also, funeral marching bands from Southern Italy, and other jazz experiments with funeral music, which are much more fun than you'd expect! And of course more new releases! Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Orange&Blue, and a glance at NYC's Downtown Jazz Scene

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Orange and blue are two complimentary colors that go especially well together. They are also the colors that have inspired the music featured in this episode of Mondo Jazz, to celebrate Radio Free Brooklyn's move into its gorgeous orange and blue studio. This episode of Mondo Jazz also features an exclusive interview with the ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Traveling (Part 2)

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Jazz and Travel... what a natural fit! In this installment of Mondo Jazz we continue exploring music that was inspired by the relentless travels that jazz musicians have to endure in order to share their music with their audiences, their departures and arrivals, their discoveries, adventures and misadventures using trains and planes and the ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Mondo Jazz: Traveling (Part 1)

Read "Mondo Jazz: Traveling (Part 1)" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Jazz and Travel... what a natural fit! In this installment of Mondo Jazz we explore music that was inspired by the relentless travels that jazz musicians have to endure in order to share their music with their audiences, their departures and arrivals, their discoveries, adventures and misadventures using trains and planes and the places ...

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Gina Leishman: Postcards From the Highwire and In My Skin

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Kamikaze Ground Crew Postcards From the Highwire Busmeat Records 2007 Gina Leishman In My Skin GCQ Records 2007 Gina Leishman revels in eclecticism, cherishing the journey as ...


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