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REVIEW: Atomic Bomb! Band- Plays the Music of William Onyeabor

What makes a good cover album depends on quite a lot. As a rule of thumb, playing it ‘straight’ is boring, and the best covers are dramatically different interpretations. 445 more words


NEW RELEASE REVIEW: Sons of Kemet -- Your Queen Is a Reptile (Impulse!, 2018)

The most intriguing detail here is the label — Impulse!, the famous “house that Trane built,” the most prestigious home of the ’60s “New Thing” in radical Black music, though its current focus (in the most recent of several revivals) seems to be… 921 more words

John Coltrane

Records on Vacation

If you’re like me (and there’s a good chance you’re not, but bear with me), the call of record stores or anyplace that might sell records rings loud and clear when you’re in a new town. 1,360 more words

Reading Lounge

Marion Brown ‎– Why Not?

Recorded in the midst of the New York City’s blossoming avant-garde jazz scene in the 1960s, Marion Brown’s Why Not? combines elements of traditional free jazz, conventional lyricism, and Latin like rhythms. 1,299 more words


soundstreamsunday #108: "Many Mansions" by Sonny Sharrock

Sonny Sharrock’s Ask the Ages (1991), with its depth-defying groove and meet-up of ambition and gravitas, is the portrait of a maturing artist hitting his stride.  314 more words

Progressive Rock

BA Podcast 15: Dave Burrell

Episode 15 of the Burning Ambulance podcast features an interview with avant-garde jazz pianist Dave Burrell, who is being honored at the 2018 Vision Festival… 324 more words

Burning Ambulance

NYC Events,"Only the Best" (04/19) + GallerySpecialExhibits: Chelsea

Today’s Elite 8 NYC Events > THURSDAY/ APRIL 19, 2018

“We search the internet everyday looking for the very best of What’s Happening, primarily on Manhattan’s WestSide, so that you don’t have to.” We make it as easy as… 1,990 more words