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For Mexican Prisoners, Music Brings Inner Freedom

For Mexican Prisoners, Music Brings Inner Freedom

VICE: Inmates at Santa Martha Acatitla prison in Mexico City have found a welcome escape – metaphorically, of course...
In conversation with Emanuel Pimenta

In conversation with Emanuel Pimenta

MONOCLE 24: Emanuel Pimenta is an intermedia artist who was born in Brazil and now lives between Switzerland and America. He pioneered the concept of "virtual architecture," has collaborated with contemporary musical luminaries like John Cage, and holds exhibitions around the world.
Musical Meanderings with Chris Cuzme

Musical Meanderings with Chris Cuzme

Audio slideshow: Exploring the creative conscience of a busy saxophone and bass player in NYC.
London BluesFest 2011

London BluesFest 2011

Reviews of three gigs at London’s inaugural BluesFest: Monty Alexander, Roy Hargrove and Booker T. Jones.
Morecroft/Goller/Holub – Vortex, 16/6/11

Morecroft/Goller/Holub – Vortex, 16/6/11

Catchy acoustic grooves with a hint of joyous noisemaking.
Can rap change Russia?

Can rap change Russia?

GLOBAL POST: Hip-hop artist Noize MC challenges the Russian authorities with provocative rhymes – and in summer 2010 he found himself locked up for it.
Hazmat Modine // Wade Schuman

Hazmat Modine // Wade Schuman

Wagner Park, NYC, 8/7/10 www.hazmatmodine.com
Christian Scott: Breaking Boundaries, Crossing Lines

Christian Scott: Breaking Boundaries, Crossing Lines

ALL ABOUT JAZZ: The prodigious trumpeter pulls no punches in a vicious critique of the jazz establishment.
Barbacana / Troyka - Vortex, 5/3/10

Barbacana / Troyka – Vortex, 5/3/10

The bassless Anglo-French quartet Barbacana made strong impressions right from the start: James Allsop’s supple tenor sax led the way, as the others gradually joined in to create a compelling collective improvisation with tight melodic interludes. This was the story of their set. A constantly shifting dynamic spectrum, ranging from full-volume, rowdy sax blasts and...
Alexander Mashin

Alexander Mashin

Charlie Wright’s, London, 10/2/10 www.jazzmashin.com
Acoustic Ladyland // Pete Wareham

Acoustic Ladyland // Pete Wareham

Vortex, London, 6/2/10 myspace.com/acousticladylandmusic Click here to read my interview with Pete Wareham, published May 2008.
Requiem for a jazz great

Requiem for a jazz great

George Garanian, 1934-2010 On January 11, Russian jazz icon George Garanian – a musician who nourished jazz as part of Soviet culture – suffered a fatal heart attack while on tour with his popular big band. He was 75. A productive career spanning more than half a century has ensured that Garanian, a highly renowned...