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The term "third stream" was invented by composer Gunther Schuller in 1957 to describe the (then new) jazz subgenre that consists of the mixing of jazz and classical music. …
We all enjoy hearing a band with vision and pizzazz, especially during this sometimes, saturated post-bop laden jazz era. Hence, this sextet combines a striking persona ami…
The Paramount Pictures movie Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow is distinguished by the fact that it was the first motion picture produced entirely by actors spec…
Claire Ritter is a new name to me; though I've found that Ran Blake and Franz Koglmann have recorded her compositions, and she's recorded on her own, assisted by such inter…
Keyboardist Jon Balke derives influences from a wide-ranging element of musical stylizations, spanning the globe. On his third ECM Records release with the Magnetic North O…
How dare they? How dare the Chicago Jazz Orchestra record one of the unchallenged masterpieces of jazz: the Gil Evans/Miles Davis version of George Gershwin’s equally cl…
To the general public, Barry Manilow is known as a vocalist and songwriter who established his reputation with hit after hit in the 1970’s, surely setting him up for a long…
Hailing from the Pacific northwest, this dual guitar led quintet hearkens memories of the early Grateful Dead style of jamming, amid a touch of progressive rock, jazz, Sout…
Germany’s DJ Matt, a.k.a. "Motorcitysoul," has concocted an electrified stew, marked by a tasty and to the point fusing of jazzy grooves, Brazilian tinged dance beats and m…
Billed as purveyors of "Funkatronic" rock, these four, very hip gents succeed at melding a party-type atmosphere with foot stomping grooves and melodic synth swashes. You c…