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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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DIMENSIONS AND EXTENSIONS: Sam Rivers, 1923-2011

We were deeply saddened to hear about the passing of the great Sam Rivers. That last name is as right as rain — his talents were so varied, multifarious, they were like streams that fed into the greater ocean of jazz. Best… 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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GUEST POST: A Bunky Green Primer by Rudresh Mahanthappa

We’re thrilled to be able to present a second erudite guest post from saxophonist and composer Rudresh Mahanthappa. Here he riffs on his association with the unsung altoist Bunky Green, and provides several views and sonic snapshots of Green’s career… 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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The Mystery of Flight

SWEET EARTH FLYING, PART 3 ELEVEN LIGHT CITY, PART 1 Marion Brown Sweet Earth Flying Impulse : 1974 MB, alto and soprano sax; Muhal Richard Abrams, organ, electric piano, piano; Paul Bley, organ, electric piano, piano; James Jefferson, bass; Steve… Continue reading

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D:O [Heart] The 80s, Part Three

CHARLIE M Art Ensemble of Chicago Full Force ECM : 1980 Lester Bowie, trumpet; Joseph Jarman, saxophones; Roscoe Mitchell, saxophones; Malachi Favors Maghostus, bass; Famoudou Don Moye, drums, percussion. BLACK BLUES The Henry Threadgill Sextett Just the Facts and Pass the… Continue reading

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