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DaShawn Hickman with Charlie Hunter: Drums, Roots & Steel

Read "Drums, Roots & Steel" reviewed by Doug Collette


When keyboardist John Medeski (of Medeski, Martin and Wood) produced the The Campbell Brothers' Can You Feel It? (Ropeadope, 2005), he helped bring deserved attention to the woefully unrecognized field of “sacred steel," a musical style and African-American gospel tradition that features the steel guitar. Now, seventeen years later, guitar wunderkind Charlie Hunter makes a similar ...

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John Scofield: John Scofield

Read "John Scofield" reviewed by Mario Calvitti


Il primo disco realizzato in completa solitudine rappresenta sempre una tappa importante per qualunque musicista, anche quando arriva dopo cinquant'anni di carriera professionale come nel caso del chitarrista John Scofield, che vi si era finora sottratto per le difficoltà tecniche e le limitazioni dovute al suonare dovendosi contemporaneamente fornire un accompagnamento. In effetti, per la musica ...

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Jazz for the Year of the Tiger's Winter Olympics

Read "Jazz for the Year of the Tiger's Winter Olympics" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


This week we built the Mondo Jazz playlist in celebration of the Year of the Tiger, the Water Tiger to be precise, and the 24th Winter Olympics, selecting compositions that directly or indirectly relate to winter sports, Olympic games and the elements which are essential to all Winter Olympics: mountains, snow and ice...Happy listening ...

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Best Jazz Ghost Tracks and Other Spectral Jazz, Part 1

Read "Best Jazz Ghost Tracks and Other Spectral Jazz, Part 1" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Even if ghost tracks existed well before the invention of the compact disc, they certainly became a less rare occurrence in the era of the silver disc. So, if you belong to the CD-generation, you are certainly familiar with the sense of surprise and joy that comes at the end of an album when, as you ...

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A Quasi-Centennial Mingus Festivus: The Charles Mingus Songbook, Part 1

Read "A Quasi-Centennial Mingus Festivus: The Charles Mingus Songbook, Part 1" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Charles Mingus would have turned 99 years old on 22 April 2021. So with a year ahead of his centennial celebration we've decided to focus this edition of Mondo Jazz on Mingus as a composer, featuring some of the best renditions of his most memorable compositions.Happy listening!PlaylistBen Allison Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. ...

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Billy Martin (aka Illy B) On The Nature Of Art And The Art Of Nature

Read "Billy Martin (aka Illy B) On The Nature Of Art And The Art Of Nature" reviewed by Leo Sidran


Billy Martin (also known as Illy B) is many things. He's a visual artist, a filmmaker, a teacher, a builder, a composer, a record producer... But if you know his name, chances are it's from his band Medeski, Martin and Wood, a project he's had for 30 years now along with bassist Chris Wood and keyboardist ...

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Phillip Johnston Returns with Diggin' Bones and The Adventures of Prince Achmed

Read "Phillip Johnston Returns with Diggin' Bones and The Adventures of Prince Achmed" reviewed by John Kelman


The consequences of change in the music industry have been predicted for some time now but, with far too many blinkered deniers, it's had to begin approaching critical mass before being recognized for what it is: the commoditization and devaluation of music that has led to increasing challenges for musicians looking to maintain any kind of ...

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John Medeski: John Medeski's Mad Skillet

Read "John Medeski's Mad Skillet" reviewed by Doug Collette


Steeped in, but hardly a slave to, the milieu of the Crescent City, John Medeski (of Medeski, Martin & Wood fame) recorded in The Big Easy with sousaphonist Kirk Joseph and drummer Terence Higgins (both natives of New Orleans and members of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band), along with guitarist Will Bernard, one of the unsung ...

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Medeski, Martin & Wood: Omnisphere

Read "Omnisphere" reviewed by Maurizio Comandini


Il fantasmagorico trio Medeski, Martin & Wood ha iniziato la propria attività nel 1991, andandosi a prendere inizialmente la corona di migliore jam band per poi proseguire lungo percorsi originali di assoluto valore, dove jazz e avanguardia si intersecano senza problemi. Per non farsi mancare nulla i tre musicisti americani non dimenticano mai di aggiungere qualche ...

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Jon Ostrom

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Portland’s Jon Ostrom is a talented and accomplished guitarist and songwriter playing jazz, funk, rock and bluegrass in various groups throughout his career. The imagery created by his guitar playing combined with his songwriting showcase his ability to create landscapes for deep grooves and improvisation. Jon started his music career in Walleye, a power trio focused on songwriting without any barriers or limits. Walleye was fortunate to open for such bands as Vince Herman, Rubberneck, Jive Talkin Robots, Five Fingers of Funk and many more. Jon then created the Louden Mellow Project to continue with songwriting and focus on jazz and funk


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