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Sam Sadigursky

It would be wrong to call Words Project III Miniatures a "poetry-jazz" record. To many folks, that description evokes a '50s movie cliché of...

Tom Waits

Waits has had quite an odyssey, from Troubador doorman to protégé of Frank Zappa manager Herb Cohen (who sponsored the recordings released as two...

Tommy Alverson

A Tommy Alverson live performance with his band at a smoky dancehall is something to see as well as to hear. Alverson's die-hard fans...

The Shortest Distance

The Shortest Distance is an alias for activist Ramsey Sprague, an early driving force behind the 1919 Hemphill radical arts/educational collective. Folks might not...

The Crash That Took Me

Huge, shimmering, occasionally fuzzy guitars. Pounding, splashing drums and syrupy atmospherics. Slinky, androgynous vocals that slowly transmit Beatles-esque melodies with lyrics about transmutation, self-reflection,...

Breaking Light

Breaking Light is yet another performing alias of Burleson-based guitarist Kavin Allenson (who usually goes by "Kavin." with the period). Aside from performing solo...

Jhon Kahsen Quartet

Everyone knows Johnny Case as that guy who's played straight-ahead piano jazz at Sardines Ristorante Italiano every night for nearly 30 years. Folks even...

Erik Deutsch

The Colorado jam band scene and the Brooklyn avant-garde would seem to be as mutually exclusive as oil and water, but this disc proves...

Jon Irabagon

As the new millennium approaches the end of its first decade and folks who habitually worry about such things ponder the death of jazz...

Mike Reed’s People, Places & Things

The jazz myth of Chicago is powerful, dating back to 1922, when King Oliver summoned Louis Armstrong from New Orleans to change the world....