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The Month in Weird: October’s Best Avant-Garde Concerts

The genre-ripping breadth of can’t-miss shows going down across this city in October dispels the naysayer’s cry the scene is in a downward spiral.

Naturally, the renaissance has been spearheaded by a familiar face: John Zorn. 1,671 more words

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Derek Bailey - Explanation & Thanks (2005)

Recorded 2005, Barcelona, Spain.

It’s a bit difficult to understand how, after more than four decades of playing guitar, Derek Bailey developed a debilitating case of carpal tunnel syndrome.

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New Jazz United

Les Rhinocéros review for All About Jazz

My latest review for All About Jazz is of the third self-titled album by Les Rhinocéros for the Tzadik label. A band so unusual and intriguing, John Zorn was inspired to create a new “Spotlight Series” in honor of their precedent. Click the cover to discover!

Non-ECM Reviews

Adam and Eve Get Their Junk Back, Is Istanbul's Art Scene Finished? ...And More

A 16th century book that depicts Adam and Eve nude was later overpainted by some prudish but unidentified owner. Now, a British museum was able to remove the overpainting, digitally. 238 more words

John Zorn

Band On The Wall Playlist – July 2016

Mammal Hands are a trio of like-minded musicians: Nick Smart (piano), Jesse Barrett (drums and percussion), and Jordan Smart (saxophones). Drawing on influences from Steve Reich to Bonobo and Pharoah Sanders to The Cinematic Orchestra, alongside elements of North Indian and African music, they produce their own beautiful, inimitable music – at times wistful and melancholic and sometimes raucous, catchy and explosive, blending thoughtful compositions with spontaneity and interplay. 185 more words

World of Jazz 185


  1. Ravi Coltrane, Matthew Garrison, Jack DeJohnette – Alabama – In Movement (2016)
  2. Dave Anderson – 22 Doors – Dave Anderson’s Blue Innuendo (2016)
  3. Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor – Fedora – On the Way to Two (2015)
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World Of Jazz

Flaga: The Book of Angels Volume 27

For one of the last CDs in the Book of Angels series Zorn put together an astonishing all-star piano trio featuring three of the most powerful and respected musicians in the jazz/new music scene: Craig Taborn, Christian McBride and Tyshawn Sorey. 44 more words