Monthly Archives: December 2007

Site News

A few quick notes. I tried to upgrade AMN to the latest version of the blog software. It failed and I’m fairly convinced that it is due to a bug in said software because I followed the procedure properly and … Continue reading

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AAJ Reviews

From AAJ: 31-Dec-07 Steve Lehman Quintet On Meaning (Pi Recordings) Reviewed by Troy Collins 31-Dec-07 Emre Kartari Quartet Origin (Rec Jazz) Reviewed by John Kelman 30-Dec-07 Bennie Maupin The Jewel In The Lotus (ECM Records) Reviewed by Budd Kopman

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From DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET: December 29, 2007 John Zorn Improv, The Stone Sylvie Courvoisier, Amir ElSaffar, Mark Feldman, Grey Gersten, Yoon Jeong Heo, Chikako Iwahori, Vijay Iyer, Ikue Mori, Matana Roberts, Ned Rothenberg, Ches Smith, Tyshawn Sorey, Jim Staley, John Zorn

Posted in Performances

U Totem and MTG on the Web and DVD

Rotary Totem has released DVDs of two of my favorite groups of the 80s/90s, U Totem and Motor Totemist Guild. Videos on Youtube as well. Rotary Totem now has a channel on YouTube – Vintage concert footage of U Totem … Continue reading

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AMN Best of 2007

We don’t take “best of” lists all that seriously, but they do serve as a great way of providing a long list of albums that are worth checking out. Without further ado, here is our best of…with a few disappointments … Continue reading

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Umbrella Music Through January 23rd

From Chicago’s Umbrella Music: Sunday, 30 December 2007 The Hungry Brain 10:00PM | Frazier/Wallace Duo Colter Frazier – reeds Rob Wallace – drums 11:00PM | Slow Cycle Jason Stein – bass clarinet Josh Berman – cornet Nate McBride – bass … Continue reading

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DMG Newsletter December 28th 2007

From DMG: 2007 comes to a close with some fine discs from: Leo Records: Anthony Braxton Ninetet at Yoshi’s Vol 4, Achim Kaufmann/Frank Gratkowski/Wilbert de Joode, Sainko Namchylak & Jarrod Cagwin, Szilard Mezei Quintet and Tim Trevor-Briscoe & Nicola Guazzoca, … Continue reading

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