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  • 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 »

  • blog February 6, 2015

    Harlem Renaissance Video Playlist

    Our show “Music of the Harlem Renaissance” explores the incredible music and history of 1920s Harlem, featuring legendary figures of blues and jazz like Mamie Smith, Duke Ellington and James P. Johnson. This video playlist puts together some classic recordings by … Read more »

  • blog December 18, 2014

    From Mannie Fresh to Sissy Nobby: NOLA Hip-Hop Archive Opens

    Anyone who has spent time studying American popular music knows the oversized shadow cast by New Orleans. From marching bands to jazz to r&b to funk to marching bands (again), the city’s musical community has been a tireless creative force … Read more »

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