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V.23 No.29 | 7/17/2014
Arrested Development
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Festival News

Jazzin’ Up Summertime

This year’s New Mexico Jazz Festival proffers concerts by Arrested Development, The Memphis P. Tails, Omar Sosa and a slew of other mega-talented artists.
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V.22 No.44 | 10/31/2013
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Aural Fixation

Hocus Pocus

Jazz, doo-wop and funk for haunted house parties

DJ Mello scares up a spooky jazz mix to soundtrack your costume/cocktail party.

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V.22 No.39 | 9/26/2013
Billy Cobham
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Show Up!

Billy Cobham’s Fierce Fusion

Spectrum 40 refracts at KiMo

Rudi Thornburgh waxes poetic about the problematic nature of jazz appreciation, Billy Cobham and Mahavishnu Orchestra in preview of Cobham’s Spectrum 40 tour.
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Music

Jazz, alt.country and soloists, oh my

A Giraffe
A Giraffe

Whether you’re in the mood for jazz, alt.country/folk or diverse solo performances, peruse this week’s Music to Your Ears to discover three shows that deserve your attention. Check out audio and video from featured acts below.

A Giraffe - Under a Table
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Calexico - “Splitter”
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Nora Kostelnick - “Love”

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V.21 No.36 | 9/6/2012
Drummer Trevor Anderies, pianist Rory Cowal, saxophonist Jon Armstrong and bassist Dave Tranchina
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Jazzed

Mainstream Jazz for Aliens

Slumgum sweetens the mix at The Roost

True sensibility distinguishes the music of Slumgum, which includes Rory Cowal (piano), Dave Tranchina (bass) and Trevor Anderies (drums). Thoughtful and adventurous, the quartet makes the listener feel at home.

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Jazzed Reducer

Albums with High Heat and Slow Curves

With the baseball season reaching its climax and the tomato plants demanding attention, it gets harder to find time for music. Nonetheless, a few albums in a variety of jazz genres have snuck past late-inning heroics and the tomato hornworms, and into the rotation this summer.

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V.21 No.32 | 8/9/2012
Heidi Swedberg

Music to Your Ears

Saturday entertainment includes a sukey jump / ukulele workshop, and the final installment of Jazz & Blues Under the Stars.

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V.21 No.31 | 8/2/2012
Voicehandler

Jazzed

A Musical Nest Out on a Limb

The Roost perches at the Outpost for its fourth season

Hydrophonium: a tuned jar of water fitted with a submerged microphone. Described by its inventor, Danishta Rivero of Voicehandler, as an “electroacoustic percussion instrument,” this unusual device can be played in a number of ways. For example, it can be struck with a mallet, or bubbles can be blown into it through a straw. The resultant sounds are then processed through a variety of electronic effects.

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V.21 No.29 | 7/19/2012
Roger Lewis, pictured second from right.

Spotlight

Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Makin’ it do what it do for 35 years

Baritone sax player and Dirty Dozen Brass Band founding member Roger Lewis has made a 35-year career out of making the New Orleans brass band tradition vibrate at a different level. His group brought club musicbebop, swing and blues, that isto streets previously filled with repertoires of hymns and proto-jazz, essentially modernizing the brass band.

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