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Making Organic Techno with Brandt Brauer Frick on Echo
4 months ago

Where will we be in 50 years, and where did we come from 500 years ago? These are some of the themes I think about when listening to the latest album from 2019 by the trio Brandt Brauer Frick. Because on one hand while I feel a sense of futurism in the repetitive motifs, I…

Taking a Journey with Alice Coltrane
4 months ago

After such a great experience listening to Pharoah Sanders last week, I wanted to continue along somewhere in this path. I thought Alice Coltrane would be a good spot to pick up on the trail, and I picked Journey in Satchidananda which happens to have an appearance by Pharoah on it too. Alice was married…

Pat Metheny Continues to Shine on From This Place
4 months ago

2020 has been the year of Pat Metheny for me in terms of jazz listening. His music is so gratifying that I wouldn’t be surprised if he has some sort of fan base that would rival that of the jam bands like Phish and the Dead. Sure the attendance for his shows would be limited…

Getting Weird with Hermeto Pascoal on Zubumbe-Bum-A
4 months ago

I only discovered Hermeto Pascoal recently, although I had seen his iconic face on videos before in which he’s recording the sounds of playing with water, similar to a kid blowing bubbles with a straw. This album Zubumbe-Bum-A was a real standout for me. It had me think of Hermeto as some sort of Brazillian…

Chilling with Norah Jones on Day Breaks
4 months ago

After listening to Ravi Shankar, it made sense to head over to the music of his daughter, Norah Jones. I went for Day Breaks because I wanted something more recent by her, but not her latest recording. I was very impressed by this choice of Day Breaks. Her voice is very soothing, and you also…

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