Reviews of Recent Avant Jazz Recordings

The Nashville City Paper has reviewed three new releases by Michael Davis, Chicago Underground Trio, and Craig Taborn, respectively.


New Robert Rich Piano Album and Performance

From Rich’s site:

The concert schedule in 2004 will be lighter than usual, as I intend to stay home and work on new material. However, with the piano album “Open Window” due out soon, I have agreed to perform a short solo piano set to open the following event:

The 1st Annual Sacred Music Concert

Saturday – July 31st – 2004
at Saint Aidan’s Church
101 Goldmine Drive – Diamond Heights – SF
$20.00 at the Door – $15.00 Seniors/Students
Doors open at 8:00pm

Robert Rich – Improvisational Solo Piano

Mark Deutsch – Electric Sitar and the “Bazantar”

Sukhawat Ali Khan & Riffat Sultana – Ecstatic Sufi Singing

Happy Birthday to Us!!

Avant Music News turns one year old today! Our first post was submitted on April 29th 2003 and covered the new (at that time) batch of Cuneiform releases.

Since then we’ve posted almost 500 articles on a wide variety of offbeat music topics. We’re currently averaging slightly over 2 posts per day, and between 100-200 site visits per day. We have several regular contributors sending us links.

Our recent change of domain name and software is just a first indication of the constant improvement that we plan on undertaking for the site. In the mean time, stay tuned and keep linking us up with quality information.