Tag Archives: Jazz

On the passing of Gill Scott-Heron

Gill Scott Herron died a few days ago. I was going to commemorate his passing with The Revolution Will Not be Televised, but, seeing as how most of us reading this site are living in SE Michigan, I thought that I’d go with his anti-nuclear power song, We Almost Lost Detroit, which is particularly pertinent […]

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The Ex in Ethiopia

Brian Turner at WFMU just turned me on to a band from the Netherlands called The Ex, who were just on tour in Ethiopia. Here’s how they describe themselves: Formed in 1979, The Ex has developed over the years into a melting-pot of diverse musical styles: noise, rock, jazz, improvisation, and ethnic musics have been […]

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The Refuse Stealing Kukana Kuba Band

As I’ve mentioned here before, my friend Pete has been in the African country of Malawi these past several weeks, conducting scientific research in support of his PhD thesis. Fortunately for those of us who care about Pete, he’s been blogging about his adventures, and I’ve found his posts absolutely fascinating, as they delve into […]

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New Year’s Eve

If you’re snowed in at home this New Year’s Eve, here’s a little tip… Tune it to Radio Dismuke, where they’ll be playing classic 78 rpm recordings from the 1920s and 30s. Things get started at 10:00 PM. And I don’t know that it’ll be on the play list for tonight’s big broadcast, but, here, […]

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