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Salim Washington

The story of jazz saxophonist-composer-scholar-activist Salim Washington paints a harlequin voyage in search of one’s roots. His parents were born and raised in the sharecropper plantations of Mississippi, met in Caperville, Tennessee, got married and moved to Detroit with hopes of a better life. His mother sewed at the Levi’s Jeans factory, and his father worked in construction and labor jobs. Although his mother prematurely passed away when he was twenty-one, Salim has careful memories of a selfless, courageous spirit who was fearless for her family. The gracious resilience of his father, who persevered to complete his education while working and raising a family, gave Salim the inspiration that he would later follow. As the first generation in his family to be born outside of the plantations, Salim was born in the housing projects in Memphis, Tennesee

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Ugqozi

Label: Eastlawn Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: You Ain’t Gonna Know Me ‘Cos; Ithemba; Part Of A Whole; Lwandle’s Lullaby; Water No Get Enemy; Pata Pata; Jabulani Easter Joy.

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Article: Album Review

WeFreeStrings: Love In The Form Of Sacred Outrage

Read "Love In The Form Of Sacred Outrage" reviewed by Mark Corroto


History does repeat itself, violist Melanie Dyer draws from the same well of inspiration as Max Roach's We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite (Candid, 1961). Maybe better put, history reveals Martin Luther King's arc of the moral universe has only bent a few degrees in the past sixty years. With Love In The Form Of Sacred ...

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Article: Album Review

The Paxton / Spangler Septet: Ugqozi

Read "Ugqozi" reviewed by Chris May


Ugqozi is a celebration of modern, urban African music, especially that from South Africa, with which co-leaders trombonist John “Tbone" Paxton and percussionist RJ Spangler have been in love for decades. It is also an affirmation of the vibrant Detroit scene of which the multi-generational Paxton / Spangler Septet is a part. Actually, ...

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Afrika Love

Label: Artists Recording Collective
Released: 2021
Track listing: The Fountain; Dark Blue Residue; Afrika Love; The Cadillac of Mountains; Kesii.

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The Invisible Landscape

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
Track listing: Permanent Vacation; Another World Is Possible; Spinning the Clouds; Nova Express; A Time; Monolith; Fused Take Over; The Invisible Landscape; Colors of Light.

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Article: Album Review

Alchemy Sound Project: Afrika Love

Read "Afrika Love" reviewed by Troy Dostert


Confirming the many advantages of a regular working ensemble, the Alchemy Sound Project came together in 2014 to provide an additional venue of exploration for several members of the Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute in Los Angeles. Although the group possesses an affinity for fusing classical composition techniques with expansive improvisation, what stands out on Afrika Love, ...

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The Fountain

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Label: Artists Recording Collective
Released: 2021
Duration: 9:28

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Article: Album Review

Gunter Gruner: The Invisible Landscape

Read "The Invisible Landscape" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


An ardent student of no less a legend than Andrew Cyrille, drummer/composer Gunter Gruner's fondness for jumpy, adroit, noir landscapes comes with a decisively Pink Panther stroll: lanky, animated, wise-ass but humble. His side-street detours to survey The Invisible Landscape involve more than the usual walk down free-form lanes. With downtown, free-jazz giant Daniel ...

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Dogon Revisited

Label: Passin' Thru
Released: 2018
Track listing: To KnowYahweh; New Invasion of Africa; Bitter Sweet; You Can Fly; Jamila; Self Love/Revolutionary Ontology; Uh Oh!; Dogon, AD; Four In One.


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