Thelonious Monk : Palo Alto

In 1968 Thelonious Monk was in poor health, with little money in the bank, and sadly seen in the jazz world as “stale” and “out of touch” by the jazz snobs at Downbeat Magazine(the same ones that thought Miles Davis was violating jazz protocol with the masterpiece Bitches Brew.) Thelonious Monk, the man who just […]

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Psych Rock and Sunday Jazz : A Conversation With Glass Parallels’ Justin Pinkerton

Justin Pinkerton is a musician’s musician. Playing in bands as diverse as Golden Void, Planes of Satori, The Roots of Orchis, Eyes, The Finches, Moholy Nagy and with such artists as Rafter Roberts and Scott Pinkmountain over the last 20 years, Pinkerton has built a reputation as a go-to collaborator. Firmly entrenched in the California […]

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Martin Rude & Jakob Skøtt Duo’s ‘The Discipline Of Assent’ Arrives August 7th; Listen To “A New Arrival”

New album announcements are pretty hard to come by these days, and vinyl releases even more so. With the way things are I can only imagine it’s become harder and harder for small, independent record labels to plan physical releases. Not only that, but with artists not being able to tour and promote releases that […]

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Psychedelic Isolation Blues : Kanaan Talks New Album ‘Double Sun’

Kanaan are a psych/fusion rock trio from Norway. If you’re familiar with these pages then you probably already know that as I’ve talked about Kanaan before. First their 2018 El Paraiso Records debut Windborne, then a scorching live session at Øra Studio in Trondheim, an in-depth interview, and most recently their collaborative LP with Jonas […]

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