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Zoh Amba

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Zoh Amba is a composer, saxophonist, and flutist from Tennessee. Her music blends avant-garde, noise, and devotional hymns. Before studying music at the San Francisco Conservatory Of Music, New England Conservatory and studying with David Murray in New York, she spent most of her time writing and practicing saxophone in the forest near her home. Today, her powerfully unique avant-garde music is full of folk melodies, mesmerizing refrains, and repeated incantations. Amba released two records in 2022, her debut record O, Sun which was produced by John Zorn and released on the prestigious label Tzadik

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Causa y Efecto, Vol. 2

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2025
Track listing: Causa y Efecto; Mundos Diversos; Experiencias; MEZO; El Cisne Blanco.

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Article: Album Review

Joëlle Léandre / Vinicius Cajado: Storm Dance

Read "Storm Dance" reviewed by John Sharpe


Now 73, French bassist Joëlle Léandre is a consummate improviser allying unrivaled facility to boundless imagination. In a massive discography of over 250 entries, she has especially favored the duo format. Within that, there is a prominent strand of encounters with other bassists, including all the premier exponents of the instrument. To that tally on Storm ...

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Article: Album Review

Ivo Perelman, Chad Fowler, Reggie Workman and Andrew Cyrille: Embracing the Unknown

Read "Embracing the Unknown" reviewed by Troy Dostert


Since founding Mahakala Music in 2019, saxophonist Chad Fowler has done as much as anyone to continue the spirit of unfettered free jazz, drawing on an illustrious roster which includes veterans such as William Parker, Matthew Shipp, Joe McPhee, Ivo Perelman and many others, with Fowler himself frequently appearing alongside them. The label is also doing ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

It's (Never) the Final Countdown

Read "It's (Never) the Final Countdown" reviewed by Patrick Burnette


It's (Never) the Final Countdown...Humans love making lists, and it's likely this activity will continue until the cockroaches take over. (Cockroaches mostly love hiding under cabinets). Some humans on the New York Times made a list of the top 10 jazz albums of 2023. Pat and Mike take about three selections from that list ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Joseph Daley, Michal Aftyka, Les McCann & Larry Roland

Read "Joseph Daley, Michal Aftyka, Les McCann & Larry Roland" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


The tuba is not a horn that you'll hear that often in a typical jazz ensemble, but when you do, it's memorable. Joseph Daley is one of the noted masters of that instruments, with a career that has seen him playing with artists from Anthony Braxton to Carla Bley to Jane Cortez to the Liberation Music ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Music From Ciara Moser, Antonio Gavrila, Francisco Mela & Zoh Amba, And More

Read "New Music From Ciara Moser, Antonio Gavrila, Francisco Mela & Zoh Amba, And More" reviewed by Bob Osborne


On this show we present recent and forthcoming releases from Ciara Moser, Antonio Gavrila, Francisco Mela & Zoh Amba, Ron Horton, Shamin, Giorgi Mkadze, Josh Sinton, Satoko Fujii Tokyo Trio, Tyler Cooney Quintet, Bennett Paster, Trespass Trio featuring Susana Santos Silva, and, Bill Anschell. Playlist Show Intro 00:00 Ciara Moser “Developing Senses (feat. Salim ...

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Article: What is Jazz?

2024 Winter JazzFest Marathons: A Survival Guide

Read "2024 Winter JazzFest Marathons: A Survival Guide" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Twenty years is a remarkable milestone for any activity, let alone one that comes with the wear and tear of a high-profile jazz festival that every year strives to up its own ante, like the Winter JazzFest. From January 11 to 18, 2024, fans, musicians, promoters and other industry people from around the world ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Music From Sandro Perri, Eri Yamamoto, Steve Swell, Colette Michaan, And More

Read "New Music From Sandro Perri, Eri Yamamoto, Steve Swell, Colette Michaan, And More" reviewed by Bob Osborne


On his show we feature all new releases from Sandro Perri's Off World, Eri Yamamoto, Steve Swell, Colette Michaan, John Scofield, Aruán Ortiz, Elsa Nilsson, Vincent Thekal & Fabian Fiorini Quartet, Chad Fowler, Adam Rudolph's Hu Vibrational, John Herberman, and Kate Gentile's Find Letter X.Playlist Show Intro 00:00 Off World “Impulse Controller" from 3 ...

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Article: Live Review

Jazzfestival Saalfelden 2023

Read "Jazzfestival Saalfelden 2023" reviewed by Stefano Merighi


Esaminare il curriculum di Michiyo Yagi significa inoltrarsi in un fittissimo reticolo di collaborazioni stilisticamente trasversali e tutte di alto livello. E rendersi conto della serietà del suo lavoro e della considerazione in cui è tenuta nel mondo, dall'ambito accademico fino a quello pop. C'è voluto il festival di Saalfelden per organizzare un invito ufficiale nei ...


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