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Article: BackTracks

Ethnic Embraces

Read "Ethnic Embraces" reviewed by Mike Jacobs


For the fourth installment in the continuing BackTracks series, we take a look at some notable releases that infuse their jazz with stylistic spice indigenous to different regions of the world—namely North Africa, the Iberian peninsula and the Balkans. As BackTracks was on a hiatus of sorts (and because these recordings seemed to emerge in matched ...

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Article: Live Review

Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville 2019, Part 1-2

Read "Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville 2019, Part 1-2" reviewed by Mike Chamberlain


Part 1 | Part 2Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada May 16-19, 2019 There was a lot of positive buzz leading up to the 35th edition of the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville. On paper, the schedule looked very strong. Looking back over past ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Wayne Horvitz: The Snowghost Sessions & Those Who Remain

Read "Wayne Horvitz: The Snowghost Sessions & Those Who Remain" reviewed by Doug Collette


Since coming to some renown in New York City during the Eighties and Nineties, Wayne Horvitz has developed a career almost as eclectic as it is esoteric. Performer, composer, educator and entrepreneur comprise just a few of the roles he has assumed in near-fifty years of audacious enterprise and these dual releases vividly illustrates the range ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Four Artists Of The Jazz Clarinet Renaissance

Read "Four Artists Of The Jazz Clarinet Renaissance" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Since the jazz clarinet never really died, renaissance--or rebirth--may not be the term that best describes what's happening to the instrument in the twenty-first century jazz universe; it is, however, a pretty good one word synopsis. The licorice stick was there at or near the start, tooting along next to the trumpet and ...

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Songlines

Label: Bee Jazz
Released: 2007
Track listing: Lubyes; Jamin'; Ritournelle Part I; Ritournelle Part II; Motion Spivari; N'Yack Stuff Bass Intro; N'Yack Stuff Suite; Al Blade; Nage Mute Prologue; Nage Mute Part I; Nage Mute Drums Interlude; Nage Mute Part II; Nage Mute Epilogue; Roc Ferek; Nicolas' Clock; Free Al.

Album

Songlines

Label: TCB Music
Released: 2007
Track listing: Songlines; Short Jump; Virginia; Cien Aguas; Sam; Homepage; Coming Home.

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Article: Album Review

Heinrich von Kalnein: Songlines

Read "Songlines" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


The last time saxophonist Heinrich von Kalnein crossed this writer's path was directing the band on Joys & Desires. In quite a departure from that outing German expatriate cum Austrian von Kalnein enters the more confined climate of the quintet, expanding the format with wide open arrangements of spatially conceived original compositions.Heinrich von Kalnein's ...

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Article: Album Review

Manu Codjia: Songlines

Read "Songlines" reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson


Electric guitarists in jazz sort themselves into two camps. Do you follow the magisterial Charlie Christian, and favor clean lines that a horn player might play, using electricity the way Billie Holiday used a microphone to make subtle nuances more easily heard? Or do you follow the arguably less gifted (but equally influential) Johnny Smith, embracing ...

Album

Songlines

Label: Columbia Records
Released: 2006
Track listing: Volunteered Slavery; I

Album

Songlines

Label: Columbia Records
Released: 2006
Track listing: Volunteered Slavery; I'll Find My Way; Crow Jane; Sahib Teri Bandi - Maki Madni; Chevrolet; Sailing On; Revolution; I'd Rather Be Blind, Crippled And Crazy; All I Do; Mahjoun; I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel To Be Free); This Sky.


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