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    Afro-Cuban-American

    The latest album from Cuban pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Avatar, is like some of the most outstanding albums in Blue Note’s illustrious catalogue. Not “sounds like,” in the manner of some young jazz musicians presenting fine yet ultimately “retro” sounds recalling…
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    Calendar, Performance Patriot Games

    Patriot Games

    Charlie Haden salutes the flag in songSAT 4/12 If Charlie Haden's résumé listed only his stint as bassist for Ornette Coleman's groundbreaking free-jazz quartet, his place in music history would already be guaranteed. But the rock-solid timekeeper has also held…
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    Review

    Charlie Haden Quartet West with Chamber Orchestra The Art of The Song (Verve) It would be a bit presumptuous to call bassist Charlie Haden's latest release, The Art of the Song -- a lavish affair that sets the acoustic sounds…
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    Dirty Three Ocean Songs (Touch and Go) What with all the recent fascination about sinking ships -- Titanic's themes of love on the high seas, kindly souls who drown beautifully, and all that business -- it's worth noting that Dirty…
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    Sit-Down Sampler

    Verve Jazz Fest The Fillmore Wednesday, Jan. 8 Like its cousins, classical, blues, folk, and country, jazz is a dues-paying art form, where the success and worth of a musician are measured not by his ability to make platinum hits,…
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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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