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Yellowjackets & Bill Frisell

Read "Yellowjackets & Bill Frisell" reviewed by Joe Dimino


In our final show of 2020, we look back at all the musicians and Iive sounds that made up a very strange and surreal year on planet earth. Featuring Matt Wilson, the Yellowjackets, Peter Hess and Bill Frisell. The 681st Episode shows the strength and optimism of the jazz community during tough times. Enjoy.

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Cut The Red Wire

Label: Diskonife
Released: 2020
Track listing: 4+11+3; Magnet; Extropy; Barrel Roll; Thrall; Wadabe; Divebomb; Proroprotozoa.

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Present Company

Label: Diskonife
Released: 2020
Track listing: Sanford Theme; King Tone; Echolocation; Engines; Komma; The Net Menders; When To Move.

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Vijay Anderson, Francois Houle & Susan Alcorn

Read "Vijay Anderson, Francois Houle & Susan Alcorn" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


One could almost make the case that this episode is a reverse sandwich, with the filling on the outside, considering the first tracks from a sizzling hot Vijay Anderson Trio and the windup tune from pedal steel guitarist Susan Alcorn and her fine band of Mary Halvorson, Michael Formanek, Mark Feldman and Ryan Sawyer. You could ...

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Diskonife, Bruno Räberg, Orientation of We & European Releases

Read "Diskonife, Bruno Räberg,  Orientation of We & European Releases" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Bassist Bruno Räberg's reputation as a very creative cat is reinforced by his new release, The Prospector, an excellent album with saxophonist Allan Chase and drummer Austin McMahon. Find it on Orbis, Bruno's own label. Speaking of labels, vibraphonist Matt Moran started Diskonife as a new creative outlet for independent releases, which has launched with releases ...

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Peter Hess Quartet: Present Company

Read "Present Company" reviewed by Jim Worsley


What word to say first, refreshing or wow? Perhaps, wow, this is refreshing! With the assorted amount of experimental jazz that often needed more time in the lab, that is an assault on the unsuspecting ear, the Peter Hess Quartet have concocted their own penicillin. No longer lab rats, minds can be allowed to thrive and ...

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Big Lazy: Dear Trouble

Read "Dear Trouble" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


The trio Big Lazy plays a frisky type of instrumental music which draws on jazz, surf rock, country and other genres. In the tradition of versatile guitarists like Danny Gatton and Duane Eddy, Stephen Ulrich's lean, twanging sound creates a sonic landscape full of dusty highways and shadowy streets. He billows, trembles and chugs through leisurely ...

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Article: Radio

Don Cherry Tribute, Four Visions, Alberto Pinton & Earprint

Read "Don Cherry Tribute, Four Visions, Alberto Pinton & Earprint" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


The late trumpeter Don Cherry had and still has a huge influence on the creative music scene, from his work with Ornette, Coltrane, Old And New Dreams, CODONA, and Carla Bley to his exploration and fusion of world music. That influence led Italian drummer/percussionist, Cristiano Calcagnile, to form an ensemble to perform a tribute to Cherry ...

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Anti-Rubber Brain Factory & Sameer Gupta

Read "Anti-Rubber Brain Factory & Sameer Gupta" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


This episode features two extremely original albums from France, and they couldn't be more different. Guitarist Marc Ducret tackles Shakespeare on his Lady M. He's not the first to look to the Bard of Avon for inspiration (Duke Ellington and Cleo Laine come to mind immediately), but he may be the first one to frame one ...


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