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Article: Album Review

Roots Magic: Take Root Among The Stars

Read "Take Root Among The Stars" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Terzo disco di rivisitazione delle “magiche radici" della musica nera per opera di un quartetto (ma stavolta in due brani si allarga a sestetto) che si è imposto come una delle formazioni più interessanti del nostro jazz. Emblematica la foto interna alla confezione del CD, che ritrae i quattro musicisti attorno alla lapide sulla ...

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Article: Album Review

Quin Kirchner: The Shadows and The Light

Read "The Shadows and The Light" reviewed by Kevin Press


Add Chicago's Quin Kirchner to the growing list of young jazz artists who've dropped impressive multi-disc releases in recent years. It has become a kind of rite of passage for a new breed of heavy hitters, these double-and triple-album sets. They are not vanity projects. Not the good ones, anyway. They come from deep pools of ...

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

AACM: Together We Are Stronger

Read "AACM: Together We Are Stronger" reviewed by Chris May


With the passing in 2017 of the pianist Muhal Richard Abrams and trumpeter Phil Cohran, the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, formed in Chicago in 1965, lost the last two of the four musicians who organised its inaugural meeting. But with two succeeding generations of standard bearers stepping up to the plate, the AACM ...

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Article: Live Review

Live From Birmingham: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Erja Lyytinnen & The Impossible Gentlemen

Read "Live From Birmingham: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Erja Lyytinnen & The Impossible Gentlemen" reviewed by Martin Longley


Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Hare & Hounds September 29, 2016 The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble don't struggle to cram the main upstairs room of the Hare & Hounds, as now-regular guests of its Leftfoot promoters. Although now dwelling in Brooklyn, the Hypnotics mostly grew up in jny: Chicago, and seven of them ...

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Article: Album Review

Mark Lomax Trio: Isis and Osiris

Read "Isis and Osiris" reviewed by Dave Wayne


Record collectors and DJs are fond of the term “spiritual jazz." Like most colloquialisms, its meaning is nebulous and vague; more emotional than factual, more indicative of a feeling that the music projects, as opposed to a distinct lineage or coterie of musicians. For many, the term refers to jazz that incorporates African and Middle Eastern ...


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