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    Jimmy McGriff Straight Up (Milestone) Jazz organ began almost accidentally: Pianists like the ebullient Fats Waller tinkered with the instrument in movie theaters. Intrigued by its various sound possibilities, Waller developed a lifelong love for the organ, which he passed…
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    Wayne Horvitz & Zony Mash In response to the contemporary resurgence of the groovy organ sound of the '50s and '60s, popular industry magazine Jazziz recently adorned its cover with this headline: "B hip. B soulful. B 3." Perhaps they…
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    Jazzmatazz

    What do Splatter Trio, Sheila E., and J.S. Bach have in common? How about the Modern Jazz Quartet, the Gospel Hummingbirds, and New Dealers? Still don't know? Add John Santos & the Machete Ensemble, Jimmy Smith, and the Cecil Taylor…
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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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