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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Delicious combination at the local brewery

 Local beer enthusiasts have been pairing tall mugs of Sprecher beer and piping-hot pizza since 1985. Sprecher Brewing Company recently decided to take that familiar combo a step further early this year when
Friday, April 4, 2014
 Like many Puerto Ricans, Ani Cordero shuttled between the mainland U.S. and the Caribbean while growing up. On the prolific singer-instrumentalist’s latest project, Cordero curates a collection of socially conscious songs from 20th-century Latin America. Many writers and nations
Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014
 Blending old with new, electronic beats with acoustic instruments, has become the cookbook for many world music acts. Rafi eL claims to come by his particular recipe through nature as well as nurture. Born in Israel and raised in Los Angeles by Argentine-Jewish parents, Rafi eL straddles
Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013
 Cool on the surface but with an undercurrent of melancholy, Paula Santoro reaches the heart of Brazilian music—at least the genres that reached the world stage in the 1960s through artists as varied as Stan Getz and Sergio Mendes. Calming yet never drowsy rhythms flow through Mar do Meu
Monday, Nov. 25, 2013
 With a sense for building dynamics, of rising from quiet to raising the roof, guitarist Dusan Jevtovic leads a trio around the paths blazed by Robert Fripp. On Am I Walking Wrong? Jevtovic twists jagged melodies around steady yet supple rhythms. The sonic paths lead into the zone where dark
Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013
 While studying jazz at Berklee, Tev Stevig fell in love with the music of the Eastern Mediterranean and became determined to fuse Balkan rhythms with jazz improvisation. He took up the fretless guitar, playing in the heavily down-stroked “claw hammer” style associated with old time American folk
Monday, Sept. 23, 2013
 Indonesia was probably at the edge of the map for many of jazz-rock’s ’60s pioneers, but the influence of bands such as Soft Machine and Mahavishnu Orchestra eventually found its way to a young band from the island nation, I Know You Well Miss Clara. On Chapter One, the tinkling
Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013

Red Hot (Hot Cup)

 Louis Armstrong sitting in with the Art Ensemble of Chicago? Buddy Bolden jamming with McCoy Tyner, with Fletcher Henderson dropping by for a few bars? That’s roughly the idea behind the latest recording by the prolific New York jazz orchestra Mostly Other People Do the Killing. Postmodern juxtaposition runs

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