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Sonic Liberation Front is deeply rooted in the traditions of Afro Cuban music and has spent years fusing that grand tradition with new sounds including composed jazz, modern chamber composition, and the powerful Orisha spirit.

Sonic Liberation Front brings together sounds and time periods in a manner like no other band around today. As Sonic Liberation Front, this ensemble has consistently won international critical acclaim and have been named #1 or Top 10 by the Village Voice, All About Jazz, Jazziz, and more. The band has recorded five internationally-distributed albums. The eight-member ensemble has played extensively in the Philadelphia and New York area, and at festivals and cultural institutions throughout the Midwest U.S

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David Virelles, Kirk Knuffke, Nicolas Chientraroli & Nduduzo Makhathini

Read "David Virelles, Kirk Knuffke, Nicolas Chientraroli & Nduduzo Makhathini" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Excellent new keyboard releases highlight this edition of OMJ, ranging from musical neo-archaeologist David Virelles, George Burton, Argentina's Nicolás Chientaroli, South African Nduduzo Makhathini to the Italian trio Katharsis. Debuts from a couple of drummers are also featured--Anthony Fung and Swizerland's Florian Arbenz. Cornetist Kirk Knuffke's new Gravity Without Airs should be headed for much praise. ...

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Charles Mingus, Luke Stewart-Jarvis Earnshaw Quartet & David Binney

Read "Charles Mingus, Luke Stewart-Jarvis Earnshaw Quartet & David Binney" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


An extended piece (actually they all are) from Charles Mingus' The Lost Album From Ronnie Scott's is a definite highlight this week, as is the new release from bassist Luke Stewart and sitarist Jarvis Earnshaw. David Binney's new Tomorrow's Journey gets some added bounce from a crew of young L.A. hotshots, NY drummer John Sturino chips ...

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Albert Ayler, Jones Jones, Jonathan Reisen & Charles Mingus

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Two previously unreleased recordings by two of the seminal artists in creative music get sampled this time out: Albert Ayler's Revelations—The Complete ORTF 1970 Fondation Maeght Recordings and Charles Mingus' The Lost Album From Ronnie Scott's. For Ayler, this was his last recorded music before he died later that year. The tapes for the Mingus release ...

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Philly Icon Khan Jamal (RIP), William Parker Birthday and other tributes

Read "Philly Icon Khan Jamal (RIP), William Parker Birthday and other tributes" reviewed by David Brown


This week, we celebrate Philly icon, vibraphonist Kahn Jamal who we lost this week at age 75. Next, a 70th birthday shout out to bassist/composer William Parker, and other tributes. Then, new music from Philly with Sonic Liberation Front, and South Africa with Malcolm Jiyane Tree-O. Welcome friends and neighbors to The Jazz Continuum. Old, new, ...

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Moon Rust Red Streets

Label: High Two Recordings
Released: 2021
Track listing: Moon Rust Red Streets; Lumbering Giant; RIP; Derecho (Storm of Change); Breath Sounds; Hymn for Ashé.

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A Soulful Serving of Big John Patton, Philly platters from Sonic Liberation Front, Johnathan Blake & more

Read "A Soulful Serving of Big John Patton, Philly platters from Sonic Liberation Front, Johnathan Blake & more" reviewed by David Brown


This week, a soulful serving of Hammond B3 platters from Big John Patton to Gloria Coleman and Shirley Scott. New releases form Philly's Sonic Liberation Front, drummer Johnathan Blake and a Nobel Force from Jazzmeia Horn. All platters come with two sides. Welcome friends and neighbors to The Jazz Continuum. Old, new, in, out... wherever the ...

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Lumbering Giant

Featuring the music of Sonic Liberation Front
Duration: 5:36

Filmed at Philadelphia’s Commodore John Barry Arts and Cultural Center, this trippy, black-and-white music video paints a surrealistic vision and marks fine artist John Hubbard’s directorial debut. This multilayered, textural video highlights the intensity of the musicians and echoes their performance as they create a musical landscape ruined by the giant—a world that time has left behind.

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Sonic Liberation 8

Sonic Liberation 8 brings together a mix of post-modern chamber-jazz and Afro -Cuban-Lukumi tradition with influences as far afield as Ornette Colemen, Eric Satie, Prince Lasha & Sonny Simmons, Lasaro Ros, and Charles Mingus… All under the watchful eyes of the Orishas.

Sonic Liberation 8: Kevin Diehl – bata & drumkit, Matt Engle – bass, Veronica Jurkiewicz – viola, Elliott Levin – woodwinds, Connor Przybyszewski – trombone, Tom Lowery – percussion & drumkit, Ron Howeton – bata & percussion, Nichola Rivera – bata & percussion

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Bombogenic - featuring Oliver Lake

Label: High Two Recordings
Released: 2016
Track listing: Tin Palace; Coolin' It; Bombogenic; The Culprit; Gnossienne; Streamin'; Cyclogenic; Love Like Sisters; Floatin'.


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