Articles tagged pharoah sanders, jazz, village of the pharoahs

Joshua Redman: Walking Shadows

Joshua Redman's album of ballads definitely has more to it than meets the ear.

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The Heliocentrics: 13 Degrees of Reality

13 Degrees of Reality is a cerebral and ambitious album that greatly benefits from stylistic non-conformity.

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Tomasz Stanko, David Virelles, Thomas Morgan and Gerald Cleaver: Wisława

Leave it to the prose for wherever the music goes.

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16 Apr 2013 // 11:03 PM

Little Women: Lung

An avant-garde jazz supergroup sets up a peaceful trap, waiting for an unsuspecting listener to flip the switch.

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15 Apr 2013 // 11:00 PM

DJ Sun: One Hundred

This record relaxes on your sofa and instead of asking you to grab it a beer on your way to the fridge, it offers to share those that it brought. It’s all give. It’s easy. When the hour grows late you might even ask it to stay a little longer. And when it’s time to part, you'll already be planning to do it again.

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10 Apr 2013 // 11:01 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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Thoughts on the Olympics, Improvisation and Jay Adams

In Olympic action we hope to see perfection. With jazz improvisation we want something beyond even that.

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Top 10 Performances of American Standards from Miles Davis Records

While Miles will always be known for his original compositions and for genre-busting, innovative records like Kind of Blue, E.S.P., and Bitches Brew, it’s worthwhile to give another listen to the great performances of standards the trumpeter recorded during the earlier part of his career.

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Joe Morris, William Parker, Gerald Cleaver: Altitude

Sometimes a great show can only give you a good CD.

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Shemekia Copeland and Ronnie Baker Brooks Take a Class

Copeland and Brooks infected my classroom with the ‘existential freedom’ that allows each person to stare into the darkness, yet somehow and someway, find the words, the voice, and the courage to sing a sweet song. That is, they gave us all the blues.

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Noah and the Megafauna Release Video for “Liquid Modernity”

Put on your old time dancing shoes. Noah and the Megafauna host an apocalyptic hoedown in this new video for “Liquid Modernity (You Can Never Go Home)”. This gypsy jazz collective comes well prepared to host the last dance as the ship goes down.

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6 Dec 2011 // 10:00 PM

Stanley Jordan: Friends

2008's State of Nature was no fluke – Stanley Jordan is back in business, full swing.

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David S. Ware: Organica (Solo Saxophones, Volume 2)

He may be 61, and he may have a new kidney, but David S. Ware continues to run over people's expectations with every new project.

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Greg Ward: Greg Ward’s Phonic Juggernaut

Still early in his career, saxophonist Greg Ward has cranked out a fully realized sophomore album.

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Aram Bajakian: Aram Bajakian’s Kef

Kef is postmodern chamber jazz that swings proficiently with an always-apparent – and quite convincing – Eastern vibe.

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Ron Carter: Ron Carter’s Great Big Band

Ron Carter's Great Big Band is one of those mixed bags that ends up being a full blessing.

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Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York / Min-Yoh / Kaze: ETO / Watershed / Rafale

Satoko Fujii releases three new albums with three different groups. As expected, it's three different kinds of music. What's surprising is how good they all manage to be in their own right.

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24 Oct 2011 // 9:57 PM

Greg Reitan: Daybreak

A consistent amount of grace often leads to a uni-directional work, as with Greg Reitan's Daybreak.

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17 Oct 2011 // 9:59 PM

Jon Regen: Revolution

A rather moving pop record with guest turns from Benmont Tench and Andy Summers.

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Lake Street Dive: Live at the Lizard Lounge

Live at the Lizard Lounge, which was recorded earlier this year at a Boston-area hometown show, has an amazing soundtrack but a rather underwhelming video to accompany it.

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

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"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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