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Music, It's (Not) Only Rock 'n' Roll

It's (Not) Only Rock 'n' Roll

Jazz musicians have been making forays into the rock realm with greater or lesser success since Basie met the Beatles in the mid-'60s, but it's hard to imagine a player with more inside-out knowledge of his material than saxophonist Tim…
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Music, Thinking Big

Thinking Big

Big-band jazz at its best slaps you upside the head: a driving beat, rockslide-inducing horn sections, mesmerizing harmonies, soloists who rise above the fray to deliver searing statements of purpose. When the band is cooking and the arrangements are tight,…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

Morrissey fans know that, aside from James Dean and Oscar Wilde, pioneering '70s glam rockers the New York Dolls remain one of the most vital influences on the moody crooner's life, and he has thrown more light in their direction…
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Listen Up, Listen Up Feature Jazz But Not Least

Jazz But Not Least

As you've been flipping through the pages of your Listen Up guide, perhaps you've noticed the precious little space devoted to jazz. But something tells me you haven't -- it's just not on your radar this year. And so a…
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Music, Reviewed Post Junk Trio

Post Junk Trio

On most of the cuts off their new CD, Piano, the members of Post Junk Trio play as if the world is on their very last nerve. On the best of the tracks, that nerve is raw and exposed: "If…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

One of the most compelling experiences in jazz is witnessing the performance of an excellent musician who's reached a major turning point in his career and knows it. Jazz saxophonist Eric Crystal, a versatile artist whose playing reveals a deep…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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