Articles tagged improv

10 Apr 2013 // 10:01 PM

Keith Jarrett: Hymns/Spheres

A double-disc set that finds the jazz pianist jamming on a baroque organ in the 1970s (when else?).

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Tea Leaf Green: Radio Tragedy

Mainstream recognition and financial rewards have been hard to come by, but the band’s seventh studio recording should go a long way towards changing that. Then again, more than likely, it won’t.

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Matana Roberts: COIN COIN Chapter One: Gens de Couleur Libres

Roberts gives eloquent voice to the fractured nature of identity, the way conflicting identifications jostle for prominence in our psyches, the multiple consciousness of modern hybridity.

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About Group: Start and Complete

Comprised of past or present members of – or contributors to – Hot Chip, This Heat and Spiritualized, About Group craft a sophomore release that’s somewhat improvisational in nature to surprisingly listenable results.

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Evangelista: Prince of Truth

Prince of Truth revels in freeform presentation and a fascinating interplay of conventional song forms and more experimental tendencies.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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