OutsideInsideOut’s Top 10 of 2013

In Simulacra and Simulation Jean Baudrillard notes how humans like to stockpile their past as a way to remember it.  Perhaps one of the finest examples of this are the various year end poll, best of lists, recaps, summaries etc.  This year NPR Music hosted the annual jazz critics poll that Francis Davis has been …

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Alaturka’s Tamam Abi Reviewed

Alaturka Tamam Abi Tzigane CDAL-101 Guitarist Beau Bledsoe describes the aesthetic and approach of his new group Alaturka as a "musical handshake" between jazz and traditional Turkish music.  While visiting his wife's family in Istanbul Bledsoe heard attempts at merging both genres, but noticed that something of each genre and culture were lost in the …

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