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Teodross Avery

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As a musician, Dr. Teodross Avery stands as one who defines live music—best experienced front row, and full throttle. His commanding presence, on stage and off, reflects his musical ingenuity and skill. With an outstanding pedigree, both professionally and academically, Teodross is a saxophonist to watch, as evidenced by many of today’s biggest names in music relying on his wide musical reach. While growing up in Oakland and Vacaville, California, Teodross’ parents exposed him to a wide range of music including traditional Eastern and Western African music, Soul, Rock, and Jazz. At ten, his father started him with classical guitar lessons

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Freedom: Celebrating The Music Of Pharoah Sanders

Label: Soul Bank Music
Released: 2022
Track listing: Disc One: Upper Egypt; Elevation; Colors; You’ve Got To Have Freedom; Thembi; Astral Travelling. Disc Two: The Creator Has A Master Plan; Greetings To Saud (Brother McCoy Tyner); Love Is Everywhere; Mansions World; Ore-Se-Rere; Memories Of Lee Morgan.

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Article: Interview

Mark de Clive-Lowe: Celebrating Pharoah Sanders

Read "Mark de Clive-Lowe: Celebrating Pharoah Sanders" reviewed by Chris May


It is a curious thing, but among the present day champions of Pharoah Sanders' fundamentally acoustic music are two early adopters of post-production heavy, digitally-enabled, high-tech mutoid jazz: bassist and producer Bill Laswell and keyboardist and broken-beat pioneer Mark de Clive-Lowe, whose Freedom: Celebrating The Music Of Pharoah Sanders (Soul Bank) was released in July 2022. ...

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Article: Album Review

Mark de Clive-Lowe & Friends: Freedom: Celebrating The Music Of Pharoah Sanders

Read "Freedom: Celebrating The Music Of Pharoah Sanders" reviewed by Chris May


Albums by artists who are best known for their work outside jazz are best approached with caution. Keyboard player Mark de Clive-Lowe's Freedom: Celebrating The Music Of Pharoah Sanders is one such. Before moving to Los Angeles, Clive-Lowe lived in London, where he was prominent in the late 1990s/early 2000s broken beat movement, which, without getting ...

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Jazz Up Down and Straight Ahead

Label: Swinginback
Released: 2021
Track listing: Back Then True Blood Segment In a New Place Dark Tunnel Bare Bones For Him for Her Switch Up Fort Green Brooklyn Sweet Lorraine Color of Thanks

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

James Brandon Lewis, Wynton Marsalis, Dina Ramirez, Lee Pardini & New Releases

Read "James Brandon Lewis, Wynton Marsalis, Dina Ramirez, Lee Pardini & New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


This week we go from Wynton Marsalis' ruminations on the status of our society, to Teodross Avery's and the Analog Players Society's reflections on Monk. In between a world tour with stops in South Africa, Guatemala, Norway, Canada, and on two sides of the country, LA and NYC, for another great tasting menu of the best ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Artemis, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins and More

Read "Artemis, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins and More" reviewed by Joe Dimino


This week we start our show with the jazz supergroup, Artemis, as we focus on new jazz and the stars that are delivering it during these pandemic days. We also hear form Andy Milne, Teodross Avery, Ian Carey and Jocelyn Gould. We top it all off with classics from Count Basie, Oscar Peterson and Ray Noble. ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Excuse My Dust- -Dorothy Parker Returns to New York

Read "Excuse My Dust- -Dorothy Parker Returns to New York" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


To celebrate the return of Dorothy Parker's ashes to her native New York, we open with a new version of Mrs. Parker's classic “I Wished On The Moon," performed by Diana Krall, along with new releases from saxophonist Teodross Avery, vocalist Elisabeth Lohninger, drummer Cindy Blackman Santana, violinist Tomoko Omura, pianist Maggie Herron and the Flying ...

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Article: Year in Review

Popular Tracks: 2019

Read "Popular Tracks: 2019" reviewed by Michael Ricci


All About Jazz tracks how often a featured song is heard, and the following represent the most popular in 2019. If you missed them the first time around, give them a listen now, and enjoy! After the Rain Teodross Avery After the Rain: A Night for Coltrane

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After the Rain: A Night for Coltrane

Label: Tompkins Square
Released: 2019
Track listing: Blues Minor; Bakai; Afro Blue; After the Rain; Africa; Pursuance.


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