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Ran Blake

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In a career that now spans five decades, pianist Ran Blake has created a unique niche in improvised music as an artist and educator. With a characteristic mix of spontaneous solos, modern classical tonalities, the great American blues and gospel traditions, and themes from classic Film Noir, Blake’s singular sound has earned a dedicated following all over the world. His dual musical legacy includes more than 30 albums on some of the world’s finest jazz labels, as well nearly 30 years as a groundbreaking educator at Boston’s New England Conservatory. Blake first discovered the dark, image laden and complex character driven films that would so influence his music at age 12 when he first saw Robert Siodmak’s Spiral Staircase

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Trios, Duos and Solos

Read "Trios, Duos and Solos" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This show focuses mainly on the smallest units of jazz interaction, trios and duos, with a couple of solo performances thrown in along the way. Artists heard on the program include Matthew Shipp, the collective trio Air, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Adam Larson and Bill Frisell. There is also a special mention of bassist Charnett Moffett, who passed ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Milestones: Miles Davis Pre 1960 And His Collaborators

Read "Milestones: Miles Davis Pre 1960 And His Collaborators" reviewed by David Brown


This week, a mix to mirror book one of the 1983 Miles Davis biography by Jack Chambers that I'm reading. Two full hours, celebrating the music of Miles and his collaborators pre-1960. Playlist Thelonious Monk “Esistrophy (Theme)" from Live at the It Club-Complete (Columbia) 01:30 Miles Davis Quintet “Milestones" from single (Columbia) 02:20 Lee ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

The Black Saint And Soul Note Labels

Read "The Black Saint And Soul Note Labels" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Since 1975, the Black Saint and Soul Note record labels have been a major force in documenting the growth of American avant-garde jazz. This program samples two hours of music from their diverse catalog. It includes work from artists who had long associations with the labels such as Muhal Richard Abrams and David Murray as well ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Singers: Fay Victor, Anita O'Day, Kurt Elling and More

Read "Singers:  Fay Victor, Anita O'Day, Kurt Elling and More" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This show features vocalists as both band leaders and featured performers with other musicians. In the first category, there are Fay Victor and Anita O'Day among others. In the second, we have Kurt Elling with the Charlie Hunter Quartet and Becca Stevens with Ambrose Akinmusire plus several more. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't ...

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News: Event

New England Conservatory Celebrates Centennial Of Charles Mingus

New England Conservatory Celebrates Centennial Of Charles Mingus

New England Conservatory celebrates the centennial of seminal American composer / bassist / bandleader / record label founder / activist / poet Charles Mingus with two concerts featuring NEC’s renowned faculty members and jazz students and a panel discussion. The events are free and open to the public. They take place: Tuesday, April 19Charles Mingus Centennial ...

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Article: Album Review

Josh Sinton: b.

Read "b." reviewed by Troy Dostert


Baritone saxophonist and bass clarinetist Josh Sinton has a long resume going back to the 1990s, when he worked extensively in the Chicago scene with veterans including Fred Anderson and Ken Vandermark. Then a move to the East Coast, in the early 2000s, brought him into contact with mentors such as Ran Blake and Steve Lacy; ...

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Article: Interview

Gianni Mimmo: Il momento della riflessione

Read "Gianni Mimmo: Il momento della riflessione" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Quattordici anni fa, all'uscita dei primi dischi dell'allora neonata Amirani Records, intervistammo il protagonista di quei dischi, nonché ideatore dell'etichetta, Gianni Mimmo, scoprendo un personaggio decisamente atipico, se non proprio unico. Da allora il sopranista pavese è stato autore di molti lavori di indubbio interesse, mentre la sua etichetta ha significativamente contribuito a diffondere in Italia ...

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Article: Album Review

Matthew Shipp: The Piano Equation

Read "The Piano Equation" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala


È difficile non riconoscere fin dalle prime battute lo stile pianistico di Matthew Shipp: l'articolazione del tocco che combina geometrie complesse, dure, spigolose, e volate leggere, quasi noncuranti su alcuni passaggi; l'indugiare sulle sonorità scure di certi accordi e cluster; il soffermarsi su motivi ostinati, liberandosi di essi attraverso virate repentine di atmosfera; i contrasti dinamici. ...

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Article: Album Review

Benoit Delbecq: The Weight of Light

Read "The Weight of Light" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


The concept of light having weight may seem unusual but in listening to this solo set by pianist Benoit Delbecq, the idea starts to make sense. His style of playing mixes feathery improvisations with clanking rhythms that bring a feeling of mass and density to his work. Delbecq uses a lot of prepared piano ...


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