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Is that jazz? Explore improvisation, composition and more at Seattle festival


From the Seattle Times Newspaper: Formal composition vs. spontaneous creativity is the prevailing theme at a series of experimental jazz performances called Is That Jazz? Seattle’s Avant Jazz Music Festival. The festival convenes Friday night with two performances at the … Continue reading

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Innova Recordings Profiled


From All About Jazz: Minnesota’s Innova Records is one of the more prolific and longer-standing independent labels working in the US. An extension of the St. Paul-based American Composers Forum, Innova has been issuing a healthy number of discs in … Continue reading

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Newsbits


Image via Wikipedia Free Albums Galore profiles some free MP3 releases from Kyle Gann. The Earshot Jazz Fest has an online ballot in which all can vote for achievers in Seattle’s jazz scene. Jazz Continuum has a blog post questioning … Continue reading

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Dusted Reviews


From Dusted: Artist: The Red Krayola with Art & Language Album: Five American Portraits Label: Drag City Review date: Jan. 20, 2010 Artist: Pan Sonic & Keiji Haino Album: Shall I Download a Blackhole and Offer it to You Label: … Continue reading

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Free Jazz Blog Reviews


From Free Jazz: TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2010 Fred Anderson – 21st Century Chase (Delmark, 2009) **** SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 2010 Bengt Berger – Beches Brew (Country & Eastern, 2009) ** or **** FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2010 Splatter – Music For … Continue reading

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All About Jazz Reviews


From All About Jazz: Multiple Artists Alone, Again (Naturally): Peter Brotzmann, Olaf Rupp, Henry Kaiser, John Butcher, Woody Sullender and Frank Rosaly Reviewed by Clifford Allen Ned Rothenberg / Catherine Jauniaux / Barre Phillips While You Were Out (Kadima Collective) … Continue reading

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Dusted Reviews


Bill Dixon via last.fm From Dusted: Artist: Colin McLean / Andy Moor Album: Everything but the Beginning Label: Unsounds Review date: Jan. 5, 2010 Artist: Bill Dixon Album: Tapestries for Small Orchestra Label: Firehouse 12 Review date: Jan. 4, 2010 … Continue reading

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