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Presented on October 20, 2020

Migration Suite

Featuring the music of Ray Sandoval
Duration: 7:36

Migration Suite is a music project that was inspired by the 2015 European Migration Crisis. It was originally conceived and featured as part of "Laundromat " - an art project with Ai Weiwei documenting the journey of refugees to Europe. Three of the five movements are featured in this animation video.
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Presented on October 19, 2020

Triloka

Featuring the music of Bruno Raberg
Duration: 5:49

Boston-based bassist/composer Bruno Råberg is proud to announce the release of The Prospector, a trio recording featuring Råberg on bass along Allan Chase saxes and Austin McMahon drums. This is Råberg’s eleventh release on his Orbis Music label.

Bruno has collaborated with Austin and Allan for over 10 years in a wide variety of settings and this project that features compositions by all three members along with some free improvisations shows the unique, intimate and creative musical relationship they have developed. The music is personal, evocative and truly original and the result is compelling music that showcases Råberg and his musical companion’s inventiveness, compositional prowess and accomplished solo work.
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Presented on October 18, 2020

Terrified

Featuring the music of ARIELLA
Duration: 4:38

Flush with poetic imagery and musical intimacy, ARIELLA’s recent releases, are a great example of their sonic vision, one with increasing definition of the human condition. Bassist Victor Wooten enthuses, "ARIELLA is one of my all-time favorite bands. I love their music and their live performances. There’s no way to not enjoy them."
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Presented on October 17, 2020

House of Ra

Featuring the music of Scenes
Duration: 8:48

In 2000, master guitarist John Stowell met with the 8 year-old Seattle trio of drummer John Bishop, bassist Jeff Johnson & saxophonist Rick Mandyck to record the 2001 release "Scenes." Soon after, Mandyck retired his tenor for health reasons and the remaining trio carried on, recording five more albums and performing widely over these 20 years. Mandyck's participation on this session marks the first time he has entered the studio on tenor since that 2000 recording, creating a moving moment for the others as he brings along not only his singular musical voice, but five compositions to inspire the core trio, opening up new pathways of conversation. Whether traversing the tumbling landscape of Mandyck's "The Reckoning," or sliding into Claudine Francois' beautifully hypnotic title track, the eclectic quartet glides toward a known destination while discovering the course in the moment. There is history to guide their impulse, intuition to find their way. "Considerably absorbing...Dynamically astute and rhythmically sensitive, this is very satisfying music..." —Cadence Magazine.
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Presented on October 16, 2020

Toda Menina Baiana

Featuring the music of Ricardo Bacelar
Duration: 4:32

Ricardo Bacelar
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Presented on October 15, 2020

Ennui

Featuring the music of TRi/O
Duration: 6:51

An All About Jazz premier! From the October 16th release of Try the Veal by TRi/O, a collaborative groove-based contemporary jazz & funk outing from three New York musicians (Steve Shapiro on vibraphone and mallet keyboards, virtuoso 5-string bassist Dave Anderson, and drummer Tyger MacNeal). “Ennui,” is an original track that utilizes loops along with spontaneous live playing. Listen and view this creative tribal jam that unfolds into an extended electric mallet solo!
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Presented on October 13, 2020

Majel Connery Live from Berkeley

Featuring the music of Majel Connery
Duration: 17:30

The songs on this set straddle different eras of composition for me. "This Kind of Love" and "Rebeam Me" come out of my 2019 album, Anything Chartreuse, featuring vocoder ballads with lyrics by Brad Balliett. These songs are floaty and atmospheric, and a bit melancholy. "He Had Had Gone" and "I Was Recognizing" are part of a later collaboration with poet Jeff Dolven, whose writing has often served as a muse to me. With these songs, I was beginning to write for drums and taking a more upbeat approach. "Euphoria," my most recent song, was born during quarantine, and helped me find a place of positivity during rough times. "Euphoria" also features buchla tracks (the buchla is a very, very early synthesizer) by my friend James Fowler. Finally, "The Umbrella Man" is a cover of a tune my grandma used to sing to me; it was first written in 1924.

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