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Darius Jones Quartet Featuring Emilie Lesbros: Le Bebe de Brigitte (Lost in Translation)

Obvious parallels exist between William Parker’s Raining on the Moon group with vocalist Leena Conquest and Darius Jones’ new album, which features French singer Emilie Lesbros. Hallmarks of both: accessible avant-garde jazz, lyrical compositions and a seamless integration of a sympathetic unit and a vocalist who uses her voice as another instrument in the ensemble. … Read More “Darius Jones Quartet Featuring Emilie Lesbros: Le Bebe de Brigitte (Lost in Translation)

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Darius Jones Quartet: Book of Mae’bul (Another Kind of Sunrise)

The third chapter of his sonic autobiography finds Darius Jones bringing his story up to the present, translating the events surrounding the saxophonist’s 2005 move to New York and emergence on the wider jazz scene. Where his two previous entries, 2009’s Man’ish Boy (A Raw & Beautiful Thing) and last year’s Big Gurl (Smell My … Read More “Darius Jones Quartet: Book of Mae’bul (Another Kind of Sunrise)”

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