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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Michael Gregory Jackson, Francesca Remigi & Oles Brothers

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This show reminds me of a calzone stuffed with just about every imaginable filling. Appropriately, there's a wonderful new release from Italian drummer Francesca Remigi and her band Archipelagos. This is definitely one of the finest debuts of 2021—deep, contemporary and socially aware. The very respected guitarist, Michael Gregory Jackson, is also debuting his Frequency Equilibrium ...

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A Mixed Bag of New Releases

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A mixed bag of great new sounds. After last year's successful big band outing, Blue Soul, guitarist Dave Stryker is back with his hard-driving, deep grooving B3 organ group on his new recording—Baker's Circle. The Tania Giannouli Trio's unique sounds have been described as Manfred Eicher's dream of a Mediterranean holiday. Tom Swafford and Zachary Swanson ...

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Article: Live From New York

Sean Noonan, Richard Bona & Sugar Pie DeSanto

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Sean Noonan & Pavees Dance The Douglass Street Music Collective December 15, 2011 It might seem as though drummer/composer Sean Noonan was enjoying a quiet year in 2011, playing fewer gigs than usual. The reality is that he's been busy scribing new works, in preparation for a twin album ...

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Article: Extended Analysis

Aram Bajakian's Kef: New Sounds from the Armenian Diaspora

Read "Aram Bajakian's Kef: New Sounds from the Armenian Diaspora" reviewed by Chris May


Aram BajakianAram Bajakian's KefTzadik2011 Itself born out of traditional music, jazz has over the last hundred years often enriched itself with folk infusions. In the 1930s, the Gypsy jazz of guitarist Django Reinhardt enlivened the European scene. Contemporaneously, the country swing of bands such as Bob Willis ...

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Article: Album Review

Ken Silverman Septet: From Emptiness

Read "From Emptiness" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Guitarist/oudist/composer Ken Silverman's From Emptiness is an overtly theatrical and intensely spiritual work. From the abstract, Zen-like, black and white cover art to the chanting of the Buddhist Monk and Sanshin player Kossan that opens and closes the record, the profound spirituality of the music is quite apparent. The titles of the tunes ...


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