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Monthly Archives: May 2004
Avant Jazz Trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith has been a composer, improvisor and music educator since the 1960s. In 1998, he joined guitarist Henry Kaiser to create Yo Miles!, to explore and expand on Miles Davis’ mid-70s electric music. Their second … Continue reading
After an eight-year break, The Subdudes have returned with "Miracle Mule" and have never sounded as heartfelt or soulful. The band, known for its New Orleans grooves and earthy singing, has returned with a CD that adds gospel sentiment, sweet … Continue reading
"Paranoid Larry," also known Alex McDonald, was discovered when a video crew climbed a New York City rooftop and found the politically inclined singer-songwriter bellowing. His enthusiasm soon convinced the crew to help him record a CD, where he was … Continue reading