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November 6, 2013 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Blue Beat, November 3 It happened in almost every song: little explosions of exuberance whenever Eddie Bronson or Daniel Weltlinger took a solo, like opening a door on a rowdy party. Not that the rest of what was happening was a dour affair, by any means. Perhaps the simile should…

November 6, 2013 / Album Reviews - Archive

Tap: John Zorn’s Book Of Angels Vol. 20 (Nonesuch/Tzadik/ Birdland) Pat Metheny and John Zorn had never cohabited the same thought bubble, at least in this writer’s mind. But then Metheny has had a way of coming up with mad surprises across the years, and now he’s dropped a bombshell…

November 6, 2013 / Features - Archive

Although born in Poland Fay Sussman had vowed she would never speak Polish nor set foot in the country. Growing up with horror stories of what her father went through there, she even denied she was Polish, preferring to claim Israeli nationality after living there for 10 years before settling…