Articles tagged pharoah sanders, jazz, village of the pharoahs

14 Jun 2011 // 9:59 PM

Laszlo Gardony: Signature Time

Ivory tickler Laszlo Gardony's latest album is all taste and almost no flash. Is this good? Bad? Neither?

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Branford Marsalis and Joey Calderazzo: Songs of Mirth and Melancholy

Alternately delicate and earthy saxophone/piano duets, rather splendid.

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Miles Davis: The Definitive Miles Davis on Prestige

The latest Miles Davis collection chronicles some of the best, most interesting and hungry tunes the legend ever offered.

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26 May 2011 // 10:00 PM

Nicholas Urie: My Garden

Like Bukowski, the gloomy laureate whose work is re-sounded here, Nichloas Urie is not afraid to walk on the dark side. He's also able to find fragments of beauty in the gloom.

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24 May 2011 // 9:59 PM

Telebossa: Telebossa

Bussmann surrounds Mello's soft voice with the sound of corks popping, and then circles around him in an avant-garde, repetitive way with the cello.

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19 May 2011 // 9:56 PM

Malika Zarra: Berber Taxi

The marriage of voice-and-keyboard jazz with gnawa, oud and various North African ideas is so deft that the joints never show.

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(It’s Always) Time For McCoy Tyner

McCoy Tyner epitomizes the restless spirit and inspiration that characterizes all of our great artists. He was already a master by the mid-’60s; his work with John Coltrane could be studied and analyzed the way entire catalogs of music get dissected by critics. He was neither sated nor satisfied though, so he kept pushing and his work became increasingly ambitious, wide in scope and rewarding

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Ernest Dawkins’ New Horizons Ensemble: The Prairie Project

Ernest Dawkins may have started the New Horizons Ensemble in 1978, but they're still thinking about those new horizons.

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David Liebman: Lieb Plays the Blues à la Trane

Don't let the lofty title fool you, saxophonist David Liebman is just playing covers and having fun here.

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Darius Jones & Matthew Shipp: Cosmic Lieder

Here's a duet album sure to stretch your brain as well as your ears. It's certainly not for everyone.

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Matthew Shipp: Art of the Improviser

Matthew Shipp gave his 50th birthday a few victory laps last year, and this double album is the outcome.

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Graham Reynolds & the Golden Arm Trio: Duke! Three Portraits of Ellington

Jazzical misfit Graham Reynolds exhumes the Duke. It's awesome.

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Moon Hotel Lounge Project: Into the Ojalá

This is easy-listening jazz suited for the dentist’s chair, the office elevator, the telephone while on hold, or a nice romantic evening featuring candlelight and a good home cooked meal with your significant other.

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26 Apr 2011 // 11:30 AM

Smithsonian box set documents jazz from 1917 to 2003

Jazz can be as intimidating to the newcomer as it is fascinating to the aficionado. The sheer vastness of the music provokes the question: Where

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Abbey Lincoln and Archie Shepp: Painted Lady

Abbey Lincoln and Archie Shepp made Painted Lady together in 1987. Or maybe it was 1980. This is a 2008 import released in 2011. Confused yet?

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Fred Hersch: Alone at the Vanguard

Fred Hersch has been described as a poet of the piano. This live recording shows why.

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band & The Del McCoury Band: American Legacies

American Legacies pairs New Orleans jazz with traditional bluegrass for the sound of the saints marching in to Kentucky. You'll want to be in that number.

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Billy Bang: Goodbye and Rest in Peace

The more I think about the recently-deceased Billy Bang, the more I'm convinced his life is the kind of story someone should write a novel about. Except someone already did: Billy Bang did, and his novel was his life, and his life's story is articulated in his music. And his music lives on.

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Lineup of musicians in place for 2011 Detroit International Jazz Festival

DETROIT — One of the programming deficiencies that Terri Pontremoli began addressing when she assumed command of the Detroit International Jazz Festival in 2007 was that many

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Lee Shaw: Together Again - Live at the Egg and Live at Art Gallery Reutlingen

Jazz pianist Lee Shaw releases two live albums, one an innovative summit with a famous protégé. The other sounds like she and her band are ready to nod off.

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