Anthony Braxton 65th Bday Concert on NPR

For all those Braxton fans out there: go check out NPR's jazz page today for two sets from his 65th bday concert.  (Click here).  The first set is from his 12+2tet and the second features himself with his former quartet members pianist Marilyn Crispell, bassist Mark Dresser, and drummer Gerry Hemingway.  Both sets are contemporary avant-garde …

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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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