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    Playing by Ear

    Soprano saxophonist Bruce Ackley honed his craft not by playing, but by listening. He's developed that skill for 21 years as a member of the celebrated Rova Saxophone Quartet, a collaboration that demands its members play close attention to each…
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    8 1/2 Souvenirs /The Derailers Although you may have a hard time deciding between snakeskin cowboy boots or patent leathers, you've got to put on your dancing shoes for this show, which pairs two of Austin's hottest acts -- 8…
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    North Beach Jazz Festival Since the deaths of John Coltrane and Albert Ayler in the late 1960s, it's difficult to say who's been the most important tenor saxophone player of the free jazz movement. But perhaps no one's been more…
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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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