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Julie Sassoon: If You Can't Go Outside...Go Inside

Read "If You Can't Go Outside...Go Inside" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


As we've learned time and time again throughout this sick year, 2021, not many humans are ready to completely surrender themselves for the good of their fellow kind. So it's truly a beautiful thing when Berlin based pianist Julie Sassoon surrenders so completely to her instrument and the moment that, like a medium, reveals mysteries to ...

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Article: Album Review

Joel Newton Situation: Out Of and Into

Read "Out Of and Into" reviewed by Geno Thackara


If Joel Newton was stuck at home in isolation during the time of Covid, his imagination apparently never got the message. Exploration and travel still make a bright and refreshing theme on this largely solo affair. Thankfully the feel of adventure and open trails has not left him; Out Of and Into has his guitar work ...

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Article: Album Review

Endless Field: Alive in the Wilderness

Read "Alive in the Wilderness" reviewed by Geno Thackara


It would have been simple enough just to evoke the feel and mood of various nature spots, but Endless Field--Ike Sturm and Jesse Lewis--would rather show us that there's nothing like being there. Alive in the Wilderness was recorded in precisely that way, in a series of places through the desert of southwestern Utah, with all ...

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Article: Film Review

Voice of the Eagle: The Enigma of Robbie Basho

Read "Voice of the Eagle: The Enigma of Robbie Basho" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard


Voice of the Eagle: The Enigma of Robbie Basho A film by Liam Barker Liam Barker Film Production2015/2019 Acoustic guitar music wouldn't be the same without the pioneering effort of John Fahey, but If Fahey became the face of what he dubbed American Primitive music, a genre of advanced acoustic guitar ...

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The Long Sleep

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Label: ArtsForge
Released: 2019
Duration: 2:15

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Wonder

Label: ArtsForge
Released: 2019
Track listing: When the Future Comes; Let the Rumpus Begin; Rebellion Is a Lullaby (To the Boy Inside); Rock the Baby; Escaping the Fray Zone; Speak Truth to Power; The Long Sleep ; Dare to Sing; Ascent of Awe; Gethsemane Revisited I Won't Leave You; I Won't Leave You (Instrumental); Before There Were Gods (feat. Michael Hedges) ; Pandora's Box; Puzzle City (feat. Anton Mueller, Bob Piper & Scott Rockenfield); Lilith's Lament; Was There Once A Time; Chaos Is a Ladder; Dreams (Awake to Me) ; Out of Toyland; What Thou Lovest Well; Merlin's Awakening; Let Yourself Dream; Lady of the Lake; Pull Me Home; What I Was Thinking While You Were Talking; Loolay Lullaby; God Bless America.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Frank Zappa's Jazz Legacy Refuses to Die, Part 2

Read "Frank Zappa's Jazz Legacy Refuses to Die, Part 2" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


This week we continue the retrospective dedicated to Frank Zappa's complex relationship with jazz, through a mix of the jazzier compositions performed by Zappa himself and countless tributes to his music paid by jazz musicians. As Frank Zappa loved to say, quoting Edgard Varèse, “the present day composer refuses to die" and the ...

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Article: Live Review

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2018: Part 1

Read "Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2018: Part 1" reviewed by John Kelman


Part 1 | Part 22018 Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, Various Venues, Montréal, Canada June 29-July 3, 2018 Every return to Montréal for the city's annual Festival International de Jazz de Montréal is much-anticipated. Closing off six square blocks in the downtown core is rare enough; but, over ...

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Article: Interview

Pat Martino: In the Moment

Read "Pat Martino: In the Moment" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


Legendary guitarist Pat Martino is devoted to living in the Here and Now! -coincidentally the title of his autobiography (DaCapo, 2011). Taking each moment as it is and adding full measures of love and spirituality, Martino is now well into his sixth decade as one of the most revered and sought after jazz musicians on the ...


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