Articles tagged pharoah sanders, jazz, village of the pharoahs

Delving Into the Marrow of a Song With Singular Jazz Singer and Songwriter René Marie

René Marie, like Gregory Porter, writes songs and creates records that have the soul and story-telling impulse to reach beyond jazz audiences.

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Madeleine Peyroux - “Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky (From Now On)” (audio) (premiere)

No matter what disparate elements are thrown into the pot, the output is certainly, if counterintuitively, “funky".

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Brad Mehldau Trio: Blues and Ballads

Twenty-five years into a great career, Brad Mehldau issues one of subtlest and most comfortable trio performances.

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Dave King Trucking Company: Surrounded by the Night

Dave King hitches seven new melodies to his Trucking Company, a modern jazz supergroup that likes to play it cool to a fault.

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Lucky Chops - “Buyo” (video) (premiere)

Topped off with a ripping bari sax solo, "Buyo" is the kind of fiercely alive jazz which appeals to almost all music fans, regardless of jazz taste.

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Jack DeJohnette / Ravi Coltrane / Matthew Garrison: In Movement

One of the best jazz drummers teams up with the sons of one of the best saxophonists and bassists and delivers one of the best albums of the year, jazz or otherwise.

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Wes Montgomery: One Night in Indy

Previously unknown and unreleased live recording of Wes Montgomery with the Eddie Higgins Trio provides a fine view of both artists in their prime.

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On My Own Planet: An Interview With Musical Chameleon Petra Haden

Haden has played with the Decemberists, Iggy Pop, Paul Motian, and others. The ubiquitous, multi-talented artist shares her ideas on, well, almost everything.

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Almut Kühne / Gebhard Ullmann / Achim Kaufmann: Marbrakeys / Geode

Restless reed musician Gebhard Ullmann offers up two albums that reflect his never-ending search for new sounds and contexts.

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31 May 2016 // 7:44 AM

Fool’s Gold: An Interview with Jameszoo

Working with jazz legends. Building a chicken coop in your house. Signing to Flying Lotus' record label. All in a day's work for Jameszoo.

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Jane Monheit: The Songbook Sessions - Ella Fitzgerald

Jane Monheit, known for her retro style and interpretation of Ella Fitzgerald, works with trumpeter and producer Nicholas Payton to create a dramatically up-to-date, occasionally truly daring take on Ella.

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24 May 2016 // 1:05 PM

Hazmat Modine - “Moving Stones” (video) (premiere)

Hazmat Modine return with their third album that highlights their 10-year history and their adventures traveling the world, absorbing new influences and spreading American roots musics far and wide.

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Robert Glasper: Everything’s Beautiful: The Recordings of Miles Davis Reimagined by Robert Glasper

Robert Glasper honors a jazz legend in the best way possible.

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Max Hatt / Edda Glass: Ocean of Birds

Dedicatedly low-tempo as it may be, the passion put into this album makes for an easy listen.

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Transcendental Night with Jazz Legends Sun Ra Arkestra and Pharoah Sanders

Red Bull Music Academy's spiritual jazz evening included legends Sun Ra Arkestra and Pharoah Sanders plus a set from Kamasi Washington.

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Ralph Alessi: A Trumpet King for 2016

Quietly, brilliantly, Brooklyn-based jazz trumpeter Ralph Alessi is everywhere at once, defining the music with flexibility and freedom.

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Gregory Porter: Take Me to the Alley

The jazz/soul singer serves up a record even stronger than his last, built on feeling, canny arrangements, and a spectacular voice.

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10 May 2016 // 2:10 AM

Camila Meza: Traces

Camila Meza is a guitarist and singer from Chile who puts her jazz skills and delightful, appealing voice into collection that is not watered down pop and not classic jazz. What is it? Marvelous, original, easy to love.

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Petra Haden and Jesse Harris: Seemed Like a Good Idea: Petra Haden Sings Jesse Harris

This is exquisite chamber rock. It's organic, free-range, artisanal pop music. If kale salad were to take on the character of jazz-inflected songwriting, it would be Seemed Like a Good Idea.

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3 May 2016 // 1:08 PM

Laura Mvula - “Phenomenal Woman” (Singles Going Steady)

You have to give it to Laura Mvula; her vocal chops are second to none.

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Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

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"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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