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Gimmer Nicholson - Red and White Light Ship

Gimmer Nicholson had been poking around the Memphis blues/folk scene for a number of years before moving to San Francisco in the mid-1960s. He recorded a few demos on a crude reel-to-reel deck and sent them to his brother, who brought the tapes in a brown paper bag to Terry Manning back in Memphis. 381 more words

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Siavash Amini - Fading Shadows of Dusk

Fading Shadows of Dusk is the lead track off Flaming Pines’ upcoming compilation of experimental music by Iranian artists. It comes from Siavash Amini who also released an LP, … 283 more words

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Three Birthdays Today : Mississippi Fred McDowell; Jay McShann; Morton Feldman

When Mississippi Fred McDowell proclaimed on one of his last albums, “I do not play no rock & roll,” it was less a boast by an aging musician swept aside by the big beat than a mere statement of fact. 1,982 more words

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Francis Poulenc : Born today in 1899

Today is the birthday of French composer Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc, born in 1899.

Poulenc has always had a special place in my heart ever since I first heard his music my first year at music school.  802 more words

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Best Albums of 2015

Last year was incredibly stale for me as far as albums go. Maybe it was due to the fact that less and less people are actually putting out full lengths these days, especially in dance music. 936 more words

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Silvestre Revueltas: Mexican composer and conductor born today in 1899

“The music evokes pre-Columbian landscapes and images with a cinematic grandeur, sweep and colorfulness that go beyond the merely picturesque. The suite reaches its climax (in more ways than one) in the fourth section, “Night of Sorcery,” featuring no fewer than a dozen percussion instruments–drums, gourds, rasps, even a conch shell–leading a Mayan sacrificial dance. 470 more words

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Danish Piano Trio at Carnegie Hall (Concerts)

Photo: THOMAS GRØNDAHL

This Thursday at 8 PM, the Danish Piano Trio will make their US recital debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. The group – … 114 more words

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