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Behind the Bamboo Curtain

LINEFINELYON 7 Roscoe Mitchell Creative Orchestra Sketches from Bamboo Moers : 1979 RM, alto sax; Leo Smith, trumpet; Anthony Braxton, reeds; Douglas Ewart, reeds; Wallace McMillian, reeds; Dwight Andrews, reeds; Marty Ehrlich, reeds; Kenny Wheeler, trumpet; Hugh Ragin, trumpet; Mike Mossmann,… Continue reading

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STEVE LEHMAN:
In the Tradition

Saxophonist Steve Lehman is well known for his fierce intelligence as a composer and player. His albums including Travail, Transformation, and Flow are among the most forward looking in jazz, marked by bold concepts and rigorous methodology, offering inventive ways to… 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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WADADA WEEK, Part Two:
The Creative Orchestra, circa 1979

BUDDING OF A ROSE Leo Smith Creative Orchestra Budding of a Rose Moers Music : 1979 LS, trumpet; Roscoe Mitchell, alto sax; Anthony Braxton, reeds; Douglas Ewart, reeds; Wallace McMillian, reeds; Dwight Andrews, reeds; Marty Ehrlich, reeds; Kenny Wheeler, trumpet;… Continue reading

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WADADA WEEK, Part One:
Exclusive preview of Heart’s Reflections

DON CHERRY’S ELECTRIC SONIC GARDEN (FOR DON CHERRY) [excerpt] Wadada Leo Smith’s Organic Heart’s Reflections Cuneiform : 2011 WLS, trumpet; Casey Anderson, alto sax; Casey Butler, tenor sax; Michael Gregory, Brandon Ross, Josh Gerowitz, Lamar Smith, guitar; Stephanie Smith, violin;… Continue reading

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