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Nilson Matta: EastSideRioDrive

Many a bassist is renowned or applauded for the way they serve as ballast in a band, but what of the bassists who go the other way, providing lift instead of weight? There are precious few of them out there, but Nilson Matta is one one of them. Matta, whether working with the collectively-operated…

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Nilson Matta: EastSideRioDrive

Cecil Taylor: Garden 1st Set

I dare you to put a m: Cecil Taylor record on the turntable (or press play on that download) and leave the room. You can’t. His energy, mojo, or maybe voodoo is so strong, that your escape is impossible. It’s as simple as that.Taylor is a force of nature.

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Cecil Taylor: Garden 1st Set

Steve Hackett: Steve Hackett: Wolflight (Extended Edition)

After spending the better part of three years recording, releasing and touring Genesis Revisted 2 (Inside Out, 2012), and not one but two resultant live documents–Genesis Revisited -Live at Hammersmith (Inside Out, 2013) and Genesis Revisited -Live at the Royal Albert Hall (Inside Out, 2014)–it’s…

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Federico Britos: Hot Club of the Americas

Violinist extraordinaire Federico Britos originally from Montevideo, Uruguay and affectionately referred to by his close friends as “Federico the Uruguayan”–state’s one of his closest colleagues, m: Paquito D’Rivera –has always had a particular affinity for the music of {{m: Django Reinh…

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Sarah Partridge: I Never Thought Ia€(TM)d Be Here

Boston-born singer Sarah Partridge didn’t start out a singer. She started out as an actor (you can see her opposite of Tom Cruise in Risky Business (Warner Brothers, 1983)) who took the Karaoke stage one night and got noticed by the right ears and five recordings later the rest is history.

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Philip Glass: Glassworks

In composer Philip Glass’ storied career, Glassworks ranks among his best known and most beloved releases. Published at the start of the ’80s it also signaled the more refined style characterized by a more refined intensity than the rough dynamic rush of his swirling melodies executed at breakneck s…

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Frank Sinatra: Ultimate Sinatra: A Very Good Compilation

On December 12, 1915, Francis Albert Sinatra was born in Hoboken, New Jersey. This single birth in this sleepy borough was the first tremor in a musical earthquake that changed the cultural landscape all around the world, forever. On April 21, 2015, in celebration of Frank Sinatra’s centennial year…

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Frank Sinatra: Ultimate Sinatra: A Very Good Compilation

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