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Music of 1970s Lagos

By John Stevenson It was the era of national reconstruction (after a particularly bitter civil war), Udoji awards, military coups, OPEC-fuelled prosperity, FESTAC, and a naira that reigned supreme. Indeed, the decade of the 1970s represents not only a period when oil money flowed as liberally as palm wine and …

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Nick Hempton “The Business”

By: Edward Blanco Leading the Nick Hempton Band on their second album and first on the Posi-Tone label, saxophonist Hempton guides his able quintet through a selection of highly entertaining, hard-driving and solid swinging modern jazz tunes that’s all business. Whether on the tenor or alto saxophones, Hempton is equally …

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SONiC – Sounds of a New Century A Festival of 21st Century Music by Composers Age 40 and Under

LAUNCHES at Carnegie Hall on Friday, October 14, 2011 with American Composers Orchestra’s Season Opening Concert featuring Five World Premieres TWO FREE SONiC SMARTPHONE APPS NOW AVAILABLE: Thicket: SONiC (iPhone/iPad) & UrbanRemix (iPhone/Droid) PLUS RE:SOUND – a partnership with WQXR’s Q2 Music www.SONiCfestival.org New York, NY (September 28, 2011) — …

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New Free EjazzNews Sampler – Lou Pomanti, the Boxcar Boys, Christian Howes, Sophie Berkal-Sarbit ..

Welcome to the EJN Sampler # 33. This week we begin with ‘The Boogaloo Lounge’ from keyboardist Lou Pomanti’s recent release Welcome to the Boogaloo Lounge. Virtuoso jazz violinist, Christian Howe shares ‘Bobby’s Bad’ from his sophomore release Out of the Blue on Resonance Records featuring blues master, guitarist Robben …

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SFJAZZ Releases SFJAZZ Collective: Music of Stevie Wonder and New Compositions, Live in New York 2011 – Season 8. On tour in October!

SFJAZZ today announced the release of the SFJAZZ Collective’s eight limited-edition set, SFJAZZ Collective: Music of Stevie Wonder and New Compositions, Live in New York 2011 – Season 8, of which a maximum of 5,000 copies will be produced. Available exclusively from SFJAZZ — presenter of this year’s 29th San …

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