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While We Still Have Bodies: While We Still Have Bodies

While We Still Have Bodies names the collaboration of trombonist Ben Gerstein, bassist Sean Ali, saxophonist Michael Foster, and percussionist Flin van Hemmen. The more one listens to their spontaneous creations, however, the less important such roster division becomes, receding in deference to forc… [ read more ]

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Ghost Town Blues Band: Ghost Town Blues Band

One of the perks to living in Little Rock is its close proximity to the center of the rock music universe. No, not Cleveland, Alan Freed or not. Memphis, Tennessee! Did Chuck Berry write a song about Cleveland? No

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Bob Wagner: Toot Suite

There have been many composers on both sides of the classical-jazz continuum who have attempted to blend those genres. Igor Stravinsky, m: Leonard Bernstein , Darius Milhaud, m: Duke Ellington , m: Lalo Schifrin , Jorge Calandrelli, and others have explored the paralle… [ read more ]

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Mark McGrain: Love + Time + Divination

When Crescent City trombonist Mark McGrain first conceived of this album, it was a way to honor his parents by visiting some of their favorite songs from the ’30s and ’40s. In the end, he remained faithful to his core mission while broadening the repertoire to include far more than familiar glimpses… [ read more ]

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Gleb Kolyadin: Gleb Kolyadin

One sometimes doesn’t know where to start in describing things under the progressive-rock umbrella, considering that the term comes with such a pile of baggage it’s practically impossible to see around. The modern-day genre (to the extent that’s even a recognizable thing) arguably has even more issu… [ read more ]

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Leap of Faith Orchestra: SuperClusters

On two occasions each year, composer and multi-instrumentalist PEK (David M. Peck), gathers together his Evil Clown collective for live recordings. Culled from Leap of Faith, String Theory, Mekaniks, Metal Chaos Ensemble and their respective off-shoots of each, the players form his massive, eighteen..

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Sons of Kemet: Your Queen Is A Reptile

It is appropriate that this, British-based m: Sons of Kemet ‘s third album, should be released under the Impulse banner. During its heyday, Impulse was the home of m: John Coltrane , m: Alice Coltrane and m: Pharoah Sanders and as such was the chief platfor… [ read more ]

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