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Monthly Archives: January 2002
Jonatha Brooke is a talented singer/songwriter known for her intimate songs and energetic perfomances. On "Steady Pull," which she co-produced and released on her own label, she offers some of the most emotionally direct songs of her career in a … Continue reading
For three decades, Alvin Singleton’s compositions have blended scored passages and jazz-inflected improvisation. In "Somehow We Can," he offers four distinct pieces from throughout his career, featuring Wadada Leo Smith, Anthony Davis, Martha Mooke and the Marian Anderson String Quartet. … Continue reading
Chuck E. Weiss has spent a life in the musical shadows – in dim bars, clubs and studios – cultivating an unparalleled repertoire that’s been called "an anthology of hipster tastes." It’s true. "Old Souls and Wolf Tickets" is an … Continue reading
Laurie Spiegel has been a pioneer in the field of electronic music since the late ’60s, when she began using computers to create sounds and compositions that challenged assumptions about notes, meter, harmony and orchestration. "Obsolete Systems" showcases her early … Continue reading