The Bad Plus
Alt-Rock Vocalist Wendy Lewis Joins The Progressive Jazz Trio On For All I Care
For the better part of a decade, the progressive jazz trio known as The Bad Plus have been stirring up a musical stew that defies easy description. Drawing on sources as diverse as classical, jazz, rock, pop and beyond, they have created a singular aesthetic that forces even the most skeptical listener to rethink the commonly held notions of what differentiates one style of music from another.
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With his third Heads Up release, Free Your Mind, saxophonist/vocalist/educator Walter Beasley attempts to make sense of recent emotionally charged events – some global, some personal – that have changed his perspective on his own life in particular and the human experience in general.
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Heads Up Releases DJ Remix of Incognito's Tales From the Beach
Throughout its thirty-year history, Incognito has had one foot in the dance world and another in live concert performance. It was London DJ Joe Williams who first introduced the group to DJ Chris Hill and helped them score a record deal. In the early ‘90s, Incognito was championed by another DJ, Gilles Peterson at Talking Loud, creator of the Acid Jazz scene.
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Live Joe Zawinul Recording Marks Jazz Legend's Final Birthday
Keyboardist and composer Joe Zawinul, who succumbed to cancer September 11, 2007 at age 75, left behind a half-century legacy of brilliant music that will last for generations. Born in Austria and originally trained in classical music, Zawinul embraced the jazz tradition at a young age and eventually pushed the art form to unprecedented limits via his two most innovative projects, Weather Report and later the Zawinul Syndicate.
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