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Todd Clouser

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Todd Clouser is a composing guitarist, songwriter and performer based between Mexico City and the USA. Combining elements of rock, jazz blues, spoken word and improvised musics, Clouser has toured the world with his group A Love Electric, as a solo act and performed alongside luminaries from John Lurie to John Zorn, Flea, Cyro Baptista, John Medeski, Keb Mo, and more, performing at rock, jazz and world music festivals across the globe. Clouser's prolific output and genre-evading creativity had NPR call Todd "a fascinating musician ..... (he) doesn't belong to any scene and doesn't want to", Time Out NYC hailing his rock jazz trio A Love Electric as "illuminating", and Mexico City's La Jornada mentioning the group as "one of the most important acts of recent years"

Album

Fake Dudes

Label: RareNoiseRecords
Released: 2021
Track listing: Believe; Burn the Whole Thing Down; Fake Dudes; Forecast in Rome; Freaks; Hell is an Empty Place; I'm the One; Man and Machine; The Call for the Cure; The Kids are Gonna Win.

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Article: Album Review

Magnet Animals: Fake Dudes

Read "Fake Dudes" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Its press release refers to this band as a “combustible beat-skronk" unit for its follow-up to the 2016 Butterfly Killer album, where guitarist Todd Clouser iterates his poetry under the semblance of a rebel using a small megaphone. It seems as if he could be on a corner somewhere in Greenwich Village, NYC., to forewarn the ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Anna Weber, The Resonators & Anthony Joseph

Read "Anna Weber, The Resonators & Anthony Joseph" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Two products of the jazz program at McGill University in jny: Montreal have new releases to sample this week: saxophonist and composer Anna Webber's Idiom is easily her most ambitious project to date featuring her Simple Trio (Matt Mitchell and John Hollenbeck) and a large ensemble of improvisers and new music specialists. Drummer Mark Nelson continues ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Wadada Leo Smith, The Red Microphone & Clean Feed Releases

Read "Wadada Leo Smith, The Red Microphone & Clean Feed Releases" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Trumpet master and composer Wadada Leo Smith continues to produce astonishing original music. Zeroing in on the age of 80 seems to have no impact. There are two new releases from the Finnish Tum label to show Smith's creativity: Sacred Ceremonies with Bill Laswell and Milford Graves and the other a solo set. Some of Clean ...

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Article: Album Review

Troker: Crimen Sonoro

Read "Crimen Sonoro" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


It's curious how the exact same things that attract one person to music will repel another. For example, I'm at my friend Mike's birthday party and we start talking about music we're listening to, and I bring up Crimen Sonoro, the new release by Troker, which my wife and I listened to in the car driving ...

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Article: From the Inside Out

What a Wonderful World (of Music)

Read "What a Wonderful World (of Music)" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Wil Blades Field Notes Royal Potato Family 2014 It's good to know that no matter how many things change around us, there's still nothing that kicks out the jams like a good old school B-3 organ, guitar and drum trio. Wil Blades provides an excellent case study ...

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Article: Interview

Thollem McDonas: The Beauty of Never Going Back Home

Read "Thollem McDonas: The Beauty of Never Going Back Home" reviewed by Dave Wayne


What is often forgotten about improvised music is that it can come from anywhere. Though its history is inextricably intertwined with jazz, improvisation is part and parcel of a myriad of musical cultures. Pianist and composer Thollem McDonas is not just aware of this fact, it is part of his daily existence. About 10 years ago, ...

Album

20th Century Folk Selections

Label: Royal Potato Family
Released: 2012
Track listing: Little Boxes; Everyday; The Needle & The Damage Done; Pay Me My Money Down; All Apologies; Heroin; Gratitude; Release.

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News: Award / Grant

Todd Clouser and Erik Deutsch Crack New Music Seminar's 2012 "Artist On The Verge" Top 100 Chart

Todd Clouser and Erik Deutsch Crack New Music Seminar's 2012 "Artist On The Verge" Top 100 Chart

Guitarist/Composer Todd Clouser and Pianist/Composer Erik Deutsch were selected for the New Music Seminar “Artist On The Verge" Top 100 Chart. All About Jazz participated in the nominating process and both Todd and Erik were included on AAJ's recommendation list. About the NMS “Artist On The Verge" Program NMS “Artist On The Verge" (AOV) project offers ...


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