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EXCLUSIVE ALBUM PREVIEW: Matthew Shipp’s The Art of the Improviser

WHOLETONE Matthew Shipp Art of the Improviser Thirsty Ear : 2011 MS, piano. Our mini-festival around pianist and composer Matthew Shipp continues with a preview of his upcoming album Art of the Improviser. This wonderful double-disc set marks Shipp’s 50th… Continue reading

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William Parker’s Curtis Mayfield Project

THE INSIDE SONG (bonus track not on CD; rec. Cormons, Italy, Oct. 2008) William Parker I Plan to Stay a Believer: The Inside Songs of Curtis Mayfield AUM Fidelity : 2010 WP, bass; Hamid Drake, drums; Dave Burrell, piano; Lewis… Continue reading

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Henry Threadgill Zooid

TO UNDERTAKE MY CORNERS OPEN AFTER SOME TIME Henry Threadgill Zooid This Brings Us To, Volume 1 Pi Recordings : 2009 HT, alto sax, flute; Liberty Ellman, guitar; Jose Davila, trombone, tuba; Stomu Takeishi, bass; Elliot Humberto Kavee, drums. Zooid:… Continue reading

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