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    Since coming to San Francisco in the '90s to revive our jazz scene with guitarist Charlie Hunter in the Grammy-nominated combo T.J. Kirk, drummer Scott Amendola has become a truly versatile workhorse. Besides leading his own innovative bands, he's pounded…
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    Take the offbeat melodics of Thelonious Monk and add a heapin' helpin' of Rahsaan Roland Kirk, the underrated soloist and out-jazz legend famous for playing several horns at once. Now smooth out the concoction with a healthy dose of James…
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    T.J. Kirk Tribute bands are largely the stuff of nostalgia, often as celebratory of the coifs and fashion don'ts of yesteryear as an artist's signature songs. The Bay Area's T.J. Kirk is a notable exception. Focusing not on one but…
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    Phillip Greenlief/Scott Amendola duo Attempting sax-traps duets in the improv/jazz arena puts reedist Phillip Greenlief and drummer Scott Amendola (Charlie Hunter Quartet, T.J. Kirk) up against formidable tag-team partners like Anthony Braxton and Max Roach, Peter Brstzmann and Hamid Drake,…
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    The Dambuilders Ruby Red (Eastwest Records) Unless you're fortunate enough to be a nouveau punque, making your pop dreams rock isn't a very fashionable musical strategy these days. Just to make things interesting, the Dambuilders stack the deck against themselves…
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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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