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Live Review: 39th Montreal International Jazz Festival

Despite a record-breaking heatwave over the Canada Day holiday weekend, the 10-day music marathon that was the 39th Montreal International Jazz Festival (June 28-July 8) proceeded in fine fashion, with a smorgasbord of high-caliber performances rooted in jazz, blues, pop, world music, and other genres. Hundreds of thousands of concertgoers flooded onto the streets around … Read More “Live Review: 39th Montreal International Jazz Festival”

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Kamasi Washington: Heaven and Earth (Young Turks)

The estimable tenor saxophonist Kamasi Washington has, over the past few years, earned a reputation as something of a seer. That’s partly thanks to his choice of promotional imagery. On the cover of his aptly titled breakout album, The Epic—released on the Brainfeeder label in 2015—Washington is depicted in a black-and-white photograph, holding up his … Read More “Kamasi Washington: Heaven and Earth (Young Turks)”

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