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Fred Anderson/Hamid Drake: Back Together Again

Tenor saxophonist Fred Anderson and drummer Hamid Drake both hail from Monroe, La., but because a few decades separate their ages they didn’t meet until years later after both were living and playing in Chicago. Since then, they’ve frequently worked together, but this marks their first duo outing, and it comes three years after Thrill … Read More “Fred Anderson/Hamid Drake: Back Together Again”

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Tim Berne Science Friction Band: The Sublime And

You can get lost in a Tim Berne composition-and not in the pejorative sense. The alto saxophonist writes in jagged meters where instruments dart around one another or comingle for a split-second before moving on into parallel universes. He works so frequently and successfully with extended compositions that a Berne piece clocking in less than … Read More “Tim Berne Science Friction Band: The Sublime And”

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Rob Burger: Lost Photograph

Rob Burger’s accordion has been heard with Bill Frisell and on John Zorn’s soundtrack projects as well as in his own Tin Hat Trio, a freethinking chamber jazz group. Lost Photograph falls under Tzadik’s Radical Jewish Culture series, although the 14 tracks aren’t radical so much as they are exotic, going from tangos to minor-key … Read More “Rob Burger: Lost Photograph”

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