Articles tagged pharoah sanders, jazz, village of the pharoahs

Laura Nyro: A Little Magic, A Little Kindness - The Complete Mono Albums

Nyro herself was known to prefer the mono versions that would sound good on a cheap radio, so this does honor her spirit.

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Chicago/London Underground: A Night Walking Through Mirrors

Rob Mazurek and Chad Taylor have done it again, this time by teaming up with two London musicians. But what on earth is "it"?!

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Art Pepper: Presents “West Coast Sessions” Volumes 3 and 4

These late-career Art Pepper reissues offer the chance to reevaluate the genius of the troubled saxophonist’s remarkable final years.

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18 Jul 2017 // 8:07 AM

Kneebody: Anti-Hero

Kneebody pit their maverick tendencies against the vast languages of modern jazz.

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Ambrose Akinmusire: A Rift in Decorum - Live at the Village Vanguard

Our most intriguing young trumpet player, live and with just a rhythm section, making magic.

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Jaco Pastorius: Truth, Liberty & Soul

Captured at the height of their strength as a live unit, Truth, Liberty & Soul proves an excellent showcase for both Jaco Pastorius and the Word of Mouth Big Band.

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Ryan Keberle and Catharsis: Find the Common, Shine a Light

The trombonist's superb quintet is now both more political and more lush in arrangement. One of the music's best bands just got better.

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12 Jul 2017 // 7:59 AM

Ex Eye: Ex Eye

Led by Colin Stetson and augmented by drummer Greg Fox, Ex Eye makes a black metal/jazz amalgam that is cathartic in its athleticism.

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29 Jun 2017 // 8:33 AM

Eivind Opsvik: Overseas V

The Norwegian bassist has created a funhouse environment for improvisation, as Overseas V is a perfect example of the kind of hybrid music that jazz has become in 2017.

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DeJohnette, Grenadier, Medeski, and Scofield: Hudson

Four top-shelf jazz musicians who are neighbors in the Hudson Valley of New York collaborate on a set of varied tunes that represent their neighborhood. Graceful but fragmented.

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Meklit - ‘When the People Move, the Music Moves Too’ (album stream) (premiere)

Ethio-jazz and star stuff make beautiful music together on Meklit's most innovative album to date.

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The Dustbowl Revival - “Call My Name” (audio) (premiere)

The Dustbowl Revival adds a serious dose of soul and funk to their wide-ranging American roots music as one can hear on their new song, "Call My Name".

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Amir ElSaffar Rivers of Sound: Not Two

It is elevating to the spirit to encounter music and philosophy characterized by such warmth and amenity.

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Ella Fitzgerald’s Centennial: Is It Possible to Reinvent This Artist?

The First Lady of Song was a seeker, and it's been all too easy to just imitate her: the scatting, the silky melodies. On her 100th, there's a better way to do it.

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13 Jun 2017 // 8:14 AM

Joe Fiedler: Like, Strange

One of the era's most astonishing trombonists, Fiedler has made his best, most appealing recording with a sterling quintet.

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The Sweet Spot Between Expression and Familiarity: An Interview with Becca Stevens

Jazz-pop great Becca Stevens is breaking from being billed as a band to craft a progressive solo effort that will take many of her fans into new and fascinating places.

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The Heliocentrics: A World of Masks

The Heliocentrics deliver straight aural acid and face-melting psych jazz as they head for A World of Masks.

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Raul Midón: Bad Ass and Blind

Eclectic singer/songwriter Raul Midón lives up to being a self-proclaimed badass on Bad Ass and Blind.

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Ben Sollee - “Mechanical Advantage” (audio) (premiere)

Ben Sollee marries a Mexican huapango groove to progressive bluegrass in his new single "Mechanical Advantage". His new album releases August 11th.

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Trombone Shorty: Parking Lot Symphony

Same old same old from the New Orleans brass phenom, but a pretty good same old blending '70s soul and brass band swagger.

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'Doctor Who': Casting a Woman as the Doctor Offers Fresh Perspectives and a New Kind of Role Model

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"The BBC's announcement of Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor has sections of fandom up in arms. Why all the fuss?

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