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D:O DOES THE OSCARS
or: Our extremely belated best of 2011

PIGEON São Paulo Underground Três Cabeças Loucaras Cuneiform : 2011 Rob Mazurek, cornet, electronics; Guilherme Granado, keyboards, loops, samplers, percussion; Mauricio Takara, cavaquinhiro, drums, percussion, electronics; Richard Ribeiro, drums. You’re probably thinking: Isn’t it awfully late for a Best of 2011… Continue reading

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FMP #17: Dixon in Berlin

Berlin Abbozzi by BILL DIXON Bill Dixon’s one and only FMP album, recorded in November 1999, at a celebration marking the 10th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Here is Dixon at his dubby best, exploring all the… Continue reading

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DANCING IN SOUND:
George Lewis talks Muhal Richard Abrams, AACM, and Improv

SOUNDDANCE, PT. 2 Muhal Richard Abrams, with George Lewis SoundDance Pi Records : 2011 MRA, piano; GL, trombone, laptop. FOCUS, THRUTIME… –> TIME, PT. 3 Muhal Richard Abrams, with Fred Anderson SoundDance Pi Records : 2011 MRA, piano; FA, tenor… Continue reading

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Let Us Now Praise (Near-)Famous Men

UNKNOWN Muhal Richard Abrams Tin Palace, NYC 1976.07.18 MRA, piano; Anthony Braxton, alto sax; George Lewis, trombone; Fred Hopkins, bass; Steve McCall, drums. ARHYTHM SONGY Muhal Richard Abrams 1-Oqa+19 Black Saint : 1977 MRA, piano; Anthony Braxton, alto sax; Leonard… Continue reading

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SUPERGROUP!

CONSEQUENCES TRIO New York Contemporary Five Consequences Fontana : 1963 Archie Shepp, tenor sax; Don Cherry, trumpet; John Tchicai, alto sax; Don Moore, bass; J. C. Moses, drums. The New York Contemporary Five barely lasted a year all told, but… Continue reading

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D:O’s Fave Jazz Jamz of 2009

CRY OUT Darius Jones Trio Man’ish Boy (A Raw and Beautiful Thing) AUM Fidelity : 2009 DJ, alto sax; Cooper-Moore, piano, Rakalam Bob Moses, drums. You know what you need? Another freakin top ten list, that’s what. While we don’t… Continue reading

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The Low End Theory

MOTORCYCLE ’66 [alt. take] Bill Dixon tapestries for small orchestra DVD Firehouse 12 : 2009 BD, orchestration; Taylor Ho Bynum, cornet, flugelhorn; Graham Haynes, cornet, flugelhorn; Stephen Haynes, trumpet, cornet; Rob Mazurek, cornet; Glynis Lomon, cello; Michel Côté, contrabass clarinet;… Continue reading

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