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[Music] Gary Monheit & Dan Krimm will perform at Yoshi’s 10/03/2016

My Bay Area-based jazz heads will be in for a treat in early October. Gary Monheit and Dan Krimm, who exceptionally talented performers and improvisers, have been playing together off and on for 35 years, and they flow together beautifully. They have a new CD to promote, and Yoshi’s will host their performance on October 3.

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[Music] The Summer in Jazz Releases — Bandcamp Daily

We highlight some of the most notable jazz releases of the last three months.

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[Music] Mary Halvorson & Noël Akchoté – Mary Halvorson & Noël Akchoté

I have to admit that I’ve been waiting for such a release to come about for a while now. Noël Akchoté, perhaps the most prolofic guitarist working in improvisational music today (and maintaining astoundingly high quality throughout each release) pairs with NYC-based Mary Halvorson, a guitarist I have only become acquainted with this past year. This is a purely improvised duet, with no rehearsals, recorded in Belgium this year.

For those who already collect the work of Noël Akchoté, this will be another treasure to add to your collection. As for Mary’s work, this is a fine introduction, which makes me want to delve into her solo work.

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[Music] RIP Bobby Hutcherson — Avant Music News

Source: KQED Arts, Bobby Hutcherson passed away at age 75 after a long battle with emphysema. Introduced to the Blue Note fold by veteran alto saxophonist Jackie McLean, Hutcherson quickly joined a loose confederation of creatively ambitious New York musicians inspired by the rhythmic and harmonic innovations of free jazz patriarch Ornette Coleman but dedicated […]

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[Music] Okay Temiz & Johnny Dyani – Witchdoctor’s Son – Orient Trip

Turkey’s master percussionist Okay Temiz teams with the late South African bassist Johnny Dyani for a short, mindbending ethno-jazz excursion.

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[Music] Anthony Braxton – Take Five

Anthony Braxton is, for my money, America’s greatest living improviser and jazz composer.  That he can make a staple like Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond’s ‘Take Five‘ into something covered in his fingerprints simply amazes me.

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[Music] Taran’s Free Jazz Hour, 14/2016

Taran Singh operates one of the best jazz podcasts going today.  Consider subscribing to his feed, as his programs are full of classic gems and some beautiful racket.

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[Music] R.I.P. Bernie Worrell, keyboardist for Parliament-Funkadelic and Talking Heads, has died at 72

Bernie Worrell, who helped shape the sounds of Parliament-Funkadelic, and added a rich, funky palette to the Talking Heads, has died of cancer. He was 72 years old.

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[Music] Frank Zappa – Chunga’s Revenge

Some fine free-experimental madness from Frank Zappa.  This is the title track off of Chunga’s Revenge.

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[Music] Ganelin Trio – Ancora Da Capo (Supraphon Records Session)

Thanks, as always, to Miguel Douglas in Brazil who shared this amazing improv by the Ganelin Trio for a session recorded in 1980 and released in 1986 by the then Czechoslovakian state record company, Supraphon.