John Coltrane: A Love Supreme (The Complete Masters)

John Coltrane: A Love Supreme (The Complete Masters)

By Matthew Fiander

Fifty years later, with American music changed indelibly because of A Love Supreme, that seems like enough reason to celebrate the album yet again. 25 Nov 2015 // 2:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

16 May 2014 // 1:30 PM

COUSINS: Halls of Wickwire

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Klaus Johann Grobe: Im Sinne der Zeit

Swiss drum and organ/synth duo debut in fine form, ably mixing and matching styles on their first full length.

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16 May 2014 // 11:30 AM

Earl Boykins: Friends

A better than decent punk band named after the former NBA journeyman. Sadly, not a musical project from the man himself.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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