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Man Bites Dog

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Man Bites Dog

Label: Silkskin Records
Released: 2008
Track listing: Hot Chocolate; Rhumba's Light (Jade's Song); Better Than B-4; He Stayed and Played; Standing Under Happiness; The Messenger; Looking and Seeing; Black Cherry; Figghi Beddi; Spotted Bushes; Joy Song; Man Bites Dog 173/875.

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Warren Oree and the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble: Man Bites Dog

Read "Man Bites Dog" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


This lively, creative collection of originals by Philadelphia bassist Warren Oree and his Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble swings in a straight-ahead yet sometimes provocative way. There is a suggestion of jazz as social commentary, a theme set by another bassist, the late Charles Mingus. The cover art portrays the group as individualistic rebels, and their playing is ...

Album

Okno

Label: TryTone
Released: 2004
Track listing: 1. Strijklicht; 2. Spacificate; 3. It's Back; 4. L'astragale; 5. Secret Name; 6. Marasme; 7. Free Trade Zone; 8. Schall und Rauch

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Man Bites Dog: Okno

Read "Okno" reviewed by Eric J. Iannelli


"Jazz music," writes the French novelist Françoise Sagan, “is an intensified feeling of nonchalance." While this amusing little paradox might be contestable when applied broadly across the genre--isn't Coltrane's convulsive, rapturous later work the direct opposite of nonchalance?--it is certainly apparent throughout Okno, the third album from the Amsterdam-based outfit Man Bites Dog. On ...


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