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Jun
19
2013

Keith Jarrett: The Complete Interview

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In 2011 I interviewed Keith Jarrett at the time of the release of his Rio album. A story resulting from the interview is available on this site ( http://www.johnshand.com.au/keith-jarrett-goes-to-rio/), but several people have asked to read the complete transciption, so here it is… JS: What a remarkable achievement Rio is. I received an advance copy […]

Jun
19
2013

A Life in Song: Cassandra Wilson

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As a child in the 1960s the very fist album that Cassandra Wilson owned was by the Monkees, after she had fallen in love with their TV show. It contained Last Train To Clarksville, which, three decades later, she would transform from frothy pop into something radically reimagined and brooding. It exemplifies a knack she […]

Jun
1
2013

Omri Mor Weaves Desert Strands

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Arabic music in a Jewish temple? Depending on your perspective it could be post-modernism run amok or the dawn of a new Age of Aquarius. Perhaps we should qualify “Arabic”, as the music in question layers jazz into the Andalousian classical music of north Africa, and the latter, itself, is a weave of Arabic, Spanish […]