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Apr
19
2017

PAUL MOTIAN – CONCEPTION VESSEL

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1 LOSS OF A MASTER At the time of his death in late November Paul Motian was arguably the most important figure in jazz. The art form, which had been through so many evolutions over the preceding century, had largely painted itself into a corner. For all the apparent diversity of influences from across the […]

Mar
14
2017

Cubans at Large – Omar Sosa and Alfredo Rodriguez

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Others talk about making sacrifices for their art. Alfredo Rodriguez laid his happiness on the line for it. With the carrot of having his career guided by the distinguished American producer Quincy Jones, the Cuban pianist crossed the border from Mexico to the US, and asked for political asylum. He did not know when or […]

Aug
19
2015

Bruce Cale’s music is Blue Mountains-made

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Bruce Cale does not just live in Katoomba, he plays the Mountains in his music. The connection, after all, could not be deeper. He was born in Leura and grew up in Katoomba where, as a child, he took violin lessons above a shop on the main street – a building he now he lives […]

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