[Music] Album Review: The Distance (2016) by Michael Formanek & Ensemble Kolossus — JAZZ RIGHT NOW

The Distance – Michael Formanek and Ensemble Kolossus ECM (2016) Personnel: Loren Stillman (alto saxophone, flute) Oscar Noriega (alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet) Chris Speed (tenor saxophone, clarinet) Brian Settles (tenor saxophone, flute) Tim Berne (baritone saxophone) Dave Ballou (trumpet) Ralph Alessi (trumpet) Shane Endsley (trumpet) Kirk Knuffke (cornet) Alan Ferber (trombone) Jacob Garchik (trombone) […]

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[Music] Scotty Moore, Rock Pioneer and Elvis Presley’s Guitarist, Dies at 84 — Variety

Scotty Moore, the pioneering rock ‘n’ roll guitarist whose fluid picking propelled Elvis Presley’s first recordings for Sun Records, died Tuesday in Nashville, according to Memphis newspaper the Commercial Appeal. He was 84. Moore was a member of a local country combo in Memphis when he was drafted by Sun owner Sam Phillips to support……

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[Literature] Fantastic Planets #35 – Fantastic Planet/La Planete Sauvage (1973) — BookPeople’s Blog

[Music] NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #95 ~ 06-25-16] — No Condition Is Permanent

Françoise Hardy in repose You can labor shoulder to shoulder with someone for days, weeks and years on end, share life’s joys and travails, get into and out of all manner of scrapes (these latter usually initiated by said comrade) and, ultimately, feel that a true rapport has been earned, that you really know who […]

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[Music] Piarevaracien – Spadčyna / Heritage

First, a debt of thanks to our friends at Heathen Harvest. Yes, we have some differences politically, religiously and socially, but Paddy has done a sterling job in bringing some amazing music to the forefront of the underground music scene. We wish them continued success.

HH recently reviewed a new release by Belarusian folk-metal band Piarevaracien. I had never heard anything from them until today, and though I normally don’t find much interest in the metal work, folk-metal is too intriguing for me to ignore. You find old Belarusian rhythms, including bagpipe music, mixed with a very thoughtful metal compositions.

There’s quite a lot of this sort of music floating around these days, and I’d say most of it is good. This one is particularly so.

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