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Jon Catler: Sacred and Profane

Read "Jon Catler: Sacred and Profane" reviewed by Geno Thackara

On a certain fundamental level, music really comes down to math. The notes we consider normal are based on certain frequencies of sound vibration, after all, the pitches that make sense to our ears and that we find pleasing when they react in the right ways relative to each other. Jon Catler, however, is one fellow ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Lawnmower: Lawnmower II

Read "Lawnmower II" reviewed by Troy Collins

Drummer Luther Gray described in the liner notes to West, Lawnmower's 2010 Clean Feed debut, that the record was an attempt to reconcile the various genres he'd worked in throughout his career--an all-inclusive approach that could be traced back to the stylistically diverse music he listened to on a Walkman while mowing lawns in his youth. ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Laurence Cook and Jim Hobbs Conjure "Tragedies of Love" on Blaq Lghtn Records

Laurence Cook and Jim Hobbs Conjure "Tragedies of Love" on Blaq Lghtn Records

Blaq Lghtn recently released its third disc, Tragedies of Love, a duet involving the elder statesman of Boston drummers, Laurence Cook with the mayor of Boston music, Jim Hobbs and his beloved alto saxophone. It is a work laden with the reflections one might expect in the William Blake form of Experience. If anything, both epitomize ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Upcoming Aum Fidelity Highlights at the Stone.

Upcoming Aum Fidelity Highlights at the Stone.

Among many items in the ongoing mini Aum festival at the Stone are two that incite a few key taps. According to Mr. Aum: “The focus is on jazz forward / avant-garde soul, with select excursions elsewhere. I thank The Stone for the opportunity to ask some of my favorite musicians & human beings to share ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Joe Morris: Today on Earth; Colorfield; The Necessary and the Possible; Fine Objects

Read "Joe Morris: Today on Earth; Colorfield; The Necessary and the Possible; Fine Objects" reviewed by Wilbur MacKenzie

Joe MorrisToday on EarthAUM Fidelity2009 Joe MorrisColorfieldESP-Disk2009 Joe Morris/Simon H. Fell/Alex WardThe Necessary and the PossibleRecord Label #3Year Joe MorrisFine Objects

Freedom Right Now

Label: Skycap Records
Released: 2004
Track listing: The Emperor Has No Clothes/ Freedom Right Now/ Shim/ Forever Recurring Image A.L.P./ The Crux/ Humunculus/ Goes Around Comes Around/ Hot City

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Timo Shanko: Freedom Right Now

Read "Freedom Right Now" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Bassist and saxophonist Timo Shanko presents an exhilarating set of songs on Freedom Right Now. Taking a musical cue from the influential groups of Ornette Coleman and Don Cherry, the obscure Shanko is joined by an equally unknown set of musicians that include Taylor Ho Bynum on cornet, Keala Kaumeheiwa and Gary Wicks on bass, and ...


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