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“I always have this feeling of emptiness after I play a concert,” Aldana said. “This has been for years. Sometimes I can easily cry, and there’s nothing wrong.”

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Melissa Aldana: A Sprinkle of Stardust

Melissa Aldana’s musical journey has been sprinkled with stardust, from 1990s TV appearances as a saxophone prodigy in her native Chile to a 2019 Grammy nomination for a solo on…


Marquis Hill: Pushing Forward



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Bob James Trio

Feel Like Making Live!
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The Gospel According To Nikki Giovanni
(Solid Jackson)


Ed Partyka/UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra
Last Dance
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Mark Turner

Return From The Stars
(ECM)


Gerald Clayton
Bells On Sand
(Blue Note)


Albert Ayler
Revelations
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Mike Holober & Balancing Act
Don’t Let Go
(Sunnyside)


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Albert Ayler

Albert Ayler: The Truth Is Marching In

In a restaurant-bar in Greenwich Village, tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler was ruminating on the disparity between renown and income. In his case, anyway. Covers of his albums are prominent in the windows of more and more jazz record stores; references to him are increasingly frequent in jazz magazines, here and abroad; a growing number of players are trying to sound like him.

“I’m a new star, according to a magazine in England,” Ayler said, “and I don’t even have fare to England. Record royalties? I never see any. Oh, maybe I’ll get $50…


Growing Up Monk




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