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Jazz & The Wolf

Jazz & The Wolf   When a literary critic is analysing one of Hermann Hesse’s most influential novels, the discussion of jazz music used as a literary device might not immediately jump to his mind. However, throughout Steppenwolf (1927), a story about a troubled academic who believes to be split between man and wolf, jazz… Read More Jazz & The Wolf

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According To Adorno: A Portrait of Jazz’s Harshest Critic

According To Adorno: A Portrait of Jazz’s Harshest Critic PART I Though the vast majority of his writings on music dealt primarily with the classical tradition, Theodor Adorno (1903-1969) also devoted a considerable amount of attention to jazz. To say Adorno was skeptical of this dance music that had paddled its way across the Atlantic,… Read More According To Adorno: A Portrait of Jazz’s Harshest Critic

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Undiscovered Television – Gypsy In A High Rise

Undiscovered Television – Gypsy in A High Rise London-based guitarist Andy Lale strings together various musical backgrounds in the album Gypsy In A High Rise with his recently formed Undiscovered Television (UTV). With the unusual line-up of an eight-string guitar, soprano saxophone, cello and drums, UTV sets out to achieve a “post-jazz” sound over the… Read More Undiscovered Television – Gypsy In A High Rise

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Moon Trio – Earth Time

Moon Trio – Earth Time Graceful melodies and grooves merge together effortlessly on the debut album of this recently formed trio led by Dutch pianist Jeroen Van Vliet. With the help of occasional electronic effects, Van Vliet and his trio create soundscapes of a dreamlike quality that trigger and inspire the imagination. While it is… Read More Moon Trio – Earth Time