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  • blog September 24, 2015

    John Coltrane’s African Connection

    John Coltrane is a quiet, powerfully built young man who plays tenor saxophone quite unlike anyone in all of jazz. His style has been described as “sheets of sound” or as “flurries of melody.” But, despite the accuracy, or lack … Read more »

  • blog August 29, 2015

    In Spite of Katrina: A Tribute to New Orleans, 10 Years On

    Given how intimately the name Katrina is tied to the subsequent devastation of New Orleans, it’s strange to remember that when the category three hurricane first made landfall, the city actually breathed a sigh of relief. The storm, which had originally looked … Read more »

  • blog May 19, 2015

    Before Afterword: George Lewis on the AACM as Opera

    George E. Lewis is many things: a Columbia professor whose work extends the study of improvisation beyond its traditional musical connotations, a composer whose work moves from computer-based improvisation to full orchestral scoring, a brilliant and versatile jazz trombonist, and … Read more »

  • interview May 11, 2015

    Interview: Axel Krygier Unleashes His Inner Caveman

    For decades now, Axel Krygier has been one of the most creative and innovative musicians in the Buenos Aires underground. He started his career in the late ’80s, after training as a classical composer, and played in the popular rock group … Read more »

  • review April 6, 2015

    Lost and Found

    Well, they did it: The product of accidental visa problems for Malian musicians in France, the Buena Vista Social Club has at last ended the animosity between Cuba and the United States and now the band is entitled to its … Read more »

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