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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

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  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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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


When I’m writing, sometimes it gets to that place where I feel like the piece is writing itself and I’m trying not to get in the way. 6 more words

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John Zorn: Flaga

Eight tunes from The Book of Angels make up Flaga, the 27th installment in a series exploring the parallel opus to John Zorn’s popular Masada… 334 more words


From the Shelf: Naked City - The Complete Studio Recordings

I have a copy of this box, but rather than break it down as one large piece, I instead wrote about all the records separately since I consider them individual pieces of music. 2,062 more words


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  1. Bill Evans – You Go To My Head – Some Other Time: The Lost Session from the Black Forest (2016)
  2. Matt Mitchell – All The Elasticity – Vista Accumulation (2015)
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