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Keith Jarrett Gets Down on His Own

Keith Jarrett’s new album, No End, is a Jam Band of one. If you’re shocked by any direction that Keith Jarrett takes, then you haven’t been paying attention.  The peripatetic pianist has recorded albums on solo pipe organ (Hymns/Spheres) and clavichord (Book of Ways). He’s recorded classical works from Bach to Mozart, including Bach’s Six…

New Albion Records Heads Out to Sea

People talk a lot about Indie labels and music these days, but back in the 1980s when Indie required a real commitment, New Albion Records sailed against the winds.  Like its namesake, the ambiguous spot on the Pacific Coast where Sir Francis Drake landed in 1579, they found new musical lands,  releasing avant-garde contemporary music…

Echo Location: The Sound of Freedom with Marcin Wasilewksi Trio

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20081119.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSPolish musicians find freedom in American Jazz You can hear an audio version of this blog with music. The Marcin Wasilewski Trio is one of those young bands like The Bad Plus that isn’t afraid to cover rock tunes in a modern jazz context. On their…