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James Chance and Les Contortions: Cologne, Germany, Germany, February 28. 2013

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James Chance and Les ContortionsGebaude 9Cologne, GermanyFebruary 28, 2013James Chance--still influential after his role as a catalyst in New York City's seventies-based No Wave movement--proved his enduring career amidst the upper creative edges is no novelty act. Chance and his cohesive backing trio (bassist Jacques Auvergne, guitarist Pierre ...

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Mike LeDonne: Where There’s Smoke

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Mike LeDonne has more than made his mark in jazz over the years, on both piano and organ. One of the New York jazz scene's premier instrumentalists, he's long been a favorite of fellow musicians. “He is incredible," said the late Oscar Peterson, who once described how he would rush to hear LeDonne play every night ...

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John Scofield: Peaceful Pursuits

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Sometimes a recording comes together easily, with a minimum of muss or fuss. Other times, life seems to conspire against it, but that doesn't necessarily mean it doesn't get done, or that it suffers as a result. Sometimes, in fact, it can make the end result even better. For John Scofield-- one-third of a power trifecta ...

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Patrick Brennan: Rhythms of Passion

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Since moving to New York City in 1975, one-time bassist/painter Patrick Brennan has crafted a musical path that is open in its candor and indebtedness to all facets of black music. Much like trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, the alto saxophonist brews a thicket of his own distinct musical language that “unlike much contemporaneous vanguard music is ...

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Jeff Lofton: Jazz to the People

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Born in Germany and raised in South Carolina, Jeff Lofton's trumpet sound has become a striking force in Austin's music scene since moved there about four years ago. Friendly and bright in his reasoning, Lofton has proved to be a versatile, mature musician overtly combining straight-ahead jazz with fusion. His appealing, laidback character and soulful playing ...

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Icons Among Us: Jazz in the Present Tense - Episode Three: In the Spirit of Family

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Episode One | Episode Two | Episode Three | Episode Four --->Icons Among Us: Jazz in the Present TenseEpisode Three: In the Spirit of Family The Documentary ChannelMay 4, 2009, 09:00-10:00PMParadigm Studio2009In a 2005 AAJ interview, guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel bemoaned the loss ...


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