Monthly Archives: December 2008

2008 Village Voice Jazz Poll Winners


Image via Wikipedia The annual Village Voice poll is a great way to catch up on the year’s recommended listening. The top 25 are listen below. 1. Sonny Rollins Road Shows, Vol. 1 (Doxy/Emarcy) 208.5 points (29 ballots) 2. Rudresh … Continue reading

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Louis Guarino’s Enchanted Vibrations Records


Louis Guarino composes and plays trumpet, and is influenced by a broad range of music, from jazz to classical and beyond. His site has more information and samples of his recordings.

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Meehan/Perkins Duo at Carnegie Hall


An upcoming performance from the Meehan/Perkins Duo: The Meehan/ Perkins Duo (Todd Meehan and Douglas Perkins), comprised of two of the country’s leading contemporary percussionists, will perform a concert on Friday, January 16 at 8 PM at Carnegie’s Weill Recital … Continue reading

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Ten Questions with Ches Smith


From Glowing Realm: Ches Smith is a drummer/composer living in NY. He is an extremely busy and fast rising presence on the new music scene. If there was a tabloid covering free jazz, than he would have been caught by … Continue reading

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Is That Jazz? Festival in Seattle


Is That Jazz? is a new fest starting up soon in Seattle. Featured performers: Elliott Sharp (NYC) Sean Ryan (Seattle) Tari Nelson-Zagar (Seattle) Christian Asplund (Provo) Brian Cobb (Seattle) Beth Graczyk (Seattle) Krispen Hartung (Boise) Tom Baker (Seatle) Greg Campbell … Continue reading

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Free Jazz Blog Reviews


From Free Jazz: Monday, December 29, 2008 Darren Johnston – The Edge Of The Forest (Clean Feed, 2008) **** Sunday, December 28, 2008 Mike Reed’s Loose Assembly – The Speed Of Change (482 Music, 2008) *** Saturday, December 27, 2008 … Continue reading

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S.N.O.W. – Sound Noise and Other Waves


Free Albums Galore delivers another recommended offering. For the most part, the musical project S.N.O.W. is a quiet affair. Sound artists Federico Mosconi and Mauro Graziani creates sculptures of tones and noise. They describe the music as “sonic representations of … Continue reading

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