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Baron Tymas: MontrA(C)al

The title of this album recalls guitarist m: Baron Tymas ‘s experience as a Fulbright Fellow at Concordia University, MontrA(C)al in late 2015. All the compositions here are written by Tymas and mostly they are inspired by the sights, sounds and people of that city. It was warm during the f… [ read more ]

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The Nile Project: Jinja

With an approximate length of 4,258 miles, the Nile River meanders through the heart of the African continent and supplies water to a host of countries along its course. The cross-cultural nationalities which are found along its trajectory, is represented in The Nile Project, a unique musicians coll… [ read more ]

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Chicago / London Underground: A Night Walking Through Mirrors

As an artist and a surveyor of a broader universe, Rob Mazurek focuses on the journey rather than on planting a flag in undiscovered territories. Whether on his multi-instrumental solo work Mother Ode (Corbett vs Dempsey, 2014) or in the large ensemble formation of his most recent Exploding Star Orc… [ read more ]

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Gong: Rejoice! I’m Dead!

Vocalist, guitarist and composer, Daevid Allen was perhaps progressive rock’s favorite hippie, and in the 1960s co-founded pivotal and revered Euro outfits, Gong and Soft Machine. Since the late 60s, Allen embarked on a solo career and led various psych-rock ensembles amid resurgences of Gong, which… [ read more ]

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SLIXS: Playgrounds

The six members of German a cappella group SLIXS have been honing their instruments together, that’s to say their voices, for over a decade. Few vocal groups can match SLIXS’ energy and musical charisma, or its masterly fusion of funk, pop, jazz and baroque idioms. SLIXS’ unforgettable live shows br… [ read more ]

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Deborah Brown: Kansas City Here I Come

Jazz vocalists occupy a wide swath of styles from those who mercilessly belt out a tune to those who use the ever evolving vocabulary of the jazz idiom with care and precision. Deborah Brown is one of the most sophisticated of the latter genre.

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Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Loafer’s Hollow

Blowing up Mostly Other People Do the Killing from its core quartet to a septet may seem like an invitation to dance on the musical third rail. The group that has always straddled the broad and fuzzy line between tradition and chaotic improvisation, has nevertheless managed that process with a mixtu… [ read more ]

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