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Man'ish Boy (A Raw & Beautiful Thing)

Label: LapFox Trax
Released: 2009

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Man'ish Boy (A Raw & Beautiful Thing)

Label: AUM Fidelity
Released: 2009
Track listing: Roosevelt; Cry Out; We Are Unicorns; Meekness; Salty; Chasing The Ghost; Big Train Rollin'; Forgive Me; Chaych.

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Darius Jones: Man'ish Boy (A Raw & Beautiful Thing)

Read "Man'ish Boy (A Raw & Beautiful Thing)" reviewed by John Sharpe


Matthew Shipp once opined that Darius Jones arrived on the scene fully formed, and that is not far from the truth. His first appearance of note was at the 2008 Vision Festival, as part of trumpeter Lewis Barnes' Hampton Roads, confirming that Virginia native Jones was indeed the real McCoy. This debut recording with his own ...

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Darius Jones: Man'ish Boy (A Raw & Beautiful Thing)

Read "Man'ish Boy (A Raw & Beautiful Thing)" reviewed by Andrey Henkin


Darius Jones sounds like it could be the name of an itinerant preacher or maybe a character in a Flannery O'Connor short story. Neither is actually that much of a stretch after hearing the alto saxophonist's debut as a leader, Man'ish Boy. Throughout run the concurrent threads of celebration and foreboding that exist in the rural ...

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Darius Jones: Man'ish Boy (A Raw & Beautiful Thing)

Read "Man'ish Boy (A Raw & Beautiful Thing)" reviewed by Lyn Horton


Alto saxophonist Darius Jones' birthplace was Virginia, where, historically, slavery was as indigenous to the state as the cotton fields. Inheriting a tradition of story- telling through music, Jones considers his debut, Man'ish Boy (A Raw & Beautiful Thing), “one sonic tone poem" that describes different aspects of growing up on a farm, in a loving ...

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Darius Jones Trio: Man'ish Boy (A Raw & Beautiful Thing)

Read "Man'ish Boy (A Raw & Beautiful Thing)" reviewed by Troy Collins


Man'ish Boy (A Raw & Beautiful Thing) is the premier recording of Virginia-born alto saxophonist Darius Jones, a prodigiously talented instrumentalist whose Southern roots shine through on this vivacious debut. A regular sideman to Lewis Barnes, William Hooker, Mike Pride, and Mara Rosenbloom, Jones also leads his own trio, which features bassist Adam Lane and drummer ...


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