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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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Culmination, of a sort

Portrait by SAM RIVERS We had hoped that this would be a celebratory post. Given the passing of Sam Rivers on December 26th, it is necessarily mournful. What started as a jolly contest concludes as a teary memorial. As we… Continue reading

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SUMMER RE-UP #3: Conspirators of Pleasure

Originally posted 18 April 2007 SUNDANCE SUBWAY COUPLE ANGEL CHILE Jeanne Lee Conspiracy Earthforms : 1975 JL, voice; Sam Rivers, soprano and tenor sax; Gunter Hampel, flute, piano; Jack Gregg, bass; Steve McCall, drums. “People who talk about revolution and… Continue reading

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Tongues Untied

BLACK AFRICA – PART 3 Sam Rivers Black Africa! Perugia Horo : 1977 SR, flute, soprano sax, vocals; Joe Daley, tuba and euphonium; Sidney Smart, drums and percussion. This double album is not to be confused with its sister effort… Continue reading

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The Amazing Bone

POLARIZATION>RHYTHM MAGNET>WIND DOLPHIN Julian Priester and Marine Intrustion Polarization ECM : 1977 JP, trombone; Ron Stallings, tenor sax; Ray Obiedo, guitar; Curtis Clark, piano; Heshima Mark Williams, bass; Augusta Lee Collins, drums. In the alternate universe we inhabit when tired… Continue reading

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Many Doors, Many Mansions

EARTH SONG SOUND IT OUT Jason Moran Black Stars Blue Note : 2001 JM, piano; Sam Rivers, tenor sax, flute; Tarus Mateen, bass; Nasheet Waits, drums. As an antidote to the recent strain of Jazz is Dead discussions, NPR’s A… Continue reading

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