Articles tagged pharoah sanders, jazz, village of the pharoahs

Nigel Kennedy: The Four Seasons

This recording is endlessly surprising and sometimes delightful, cutting the Vivaldi classic to ribbons and reassembling it at will.

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X = Why? Annette Peacock’s ‘X-Dreams’

In 1978, legendary music artist Annette Peacock released X-Dreams, a phantasmagorical exercise in harnessing the slipstreams of dreamed noises.

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Bass Giant Jaco Pastorius Is Remembered in ‘Jaco’

If the current generation of upcoming musicians isn't aware of Jaco Pastorius, they should be. This must-see rock doc. cements that matter deeply in our hearts

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Yesterday and Today—Jazz Trumpets Across the Divide

Avant garde trumpeter Nate Wooley has chosen to interpret the music of his childhood hero, the conservative Wynton Marsalis. Why not?

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David S. Ware/Apogee: Birth of a Being

Apogee's first and last album was a free jazz slap to the face in 1977. This new reissue dampens none of its power.

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3 Dec 2015 // 3:00 AM

The Best Jazz of 2015

A baker’s dozen albums that remind us that jazz remains alive, growing, thriving, and powerful.

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Food: This Is Not a Miracle

After spending 15 years exploring the hidden corners of ambient jazz, Iain Ballamy and Thomas Strønen still have not run out of ways to explore their chemistry.

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John Coltrane: A Love Supreme (The Complete Masters)

Fifty years later, with American music changed indelibly because of A Love Supreme, that seems like enough reason to celebrate the album yet again.

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Art “Turk” Brown and Congo Square: Spirits: Then & Now

Live and studio performances from members of Chicago’s acclaimed AACM collective, Spirits manages to capture the sound and feel of the original without sounding wholly derivative.

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Brad Mehldau: 10 Years Solo Live

Brad Mehldau's career as a solo artist, in all senses of that word, takes a huge leap forward with this box set.

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12 Nov 2015 // 3:20 AM

Tigran Hamasyan: Luys i Luso

On his latest release, chameleonic pianist Tigran Hamasyan delivers a mesmeric set of Armenian sacred music infused with his idiosyncratic compositional approach.

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Unloved - “Guilty of Love (Andy Weatherall Vocal Mix)” (video) (premiere)

Two film composers and a singer have teamed up for a fascinating, dreamy new musical project.

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Matthew Shipp Trio: The Conduct of Jazz

Matthew Shipp proves once again why he belongs in the upper echelon of modern jazz pianists.

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Chick Corea & Bela Fleck: Two

Virtuosos Fleck and Corea come together once more for a celebratory live performance that captures both in their respective element.

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Brenna Whitaker - “Anyone Who Had a Heart” (audio) (premiere)

The rising jazz/pop singer knocks a Bacharach classic out of the park.

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Mary Halvorson: Meltframe

On Halvorson's mesmerizing new solo guitar record, she knows the best way to honor jazz's history is give a nod to the greats and then break that history down so you can innovate your way to the future.

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Wes Montgomery - “Give Me the Simple Life” (audio) (premiere)

The jazz guitar great teams up with pianist Eddie Higgins in a wonderful, never-before-released performance recorded in 1959.

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Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Mauch Chunk

Moppa Elliott and his merry band of feather rufflers make a slightly safer album this time around, but it's no less an adventure.

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Jon Irabagon: Behind the Sky / Inaction Is an Action

Saxophonist Jon Irabagon unleashes two albums in one day, with one succeeding in doing what the other one sets out to do.

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21 Oct 2015 // 2:30 AM

Darius Jones, Jazz Bohemian

With his new collaboration with French singer Emilie Lesbros, Darius Jones cements his position as a brilliant, model jazz musician in the new century.

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