Chris Potter and Company are Bad, Bad, Bad Men

Hey everybody, so I am compelled to listen to at least one or two cuts from Follow the Red Line - Live at the Village Vanguard by the Chris Potter Underground every week.  It's so tight and funky.  The chemistry among Potter and the group (Craig Taborn on Rhodes, Adam Rogers on guitar, Nate Smith on drums) is …

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My Non Average Listening Habits – Day 1

In his recent New Yorker column Sasha Frere Jones cited a study that said the average American listens to 20 hours of music a week.  Turns out the "average American" (the critical theorist inside me just dry heaved) only owns 3 hours of that music, meaning that the majority of music s/he listens to comes from the radio or …

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Two tasty nuggets from the NPR Jazz Website: Jason Moran and Craig Taborn

It took me a while, but since I finally discovered the wealth of free streaming and downloadable jazz on the NPR website I've been almost unable to stop mining their jazz and blues site for contemporary and forward thinking jazz.  They post live sets from the Village Vanguard, the Newport Jazz Festival and from other venues  …

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