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Meraki ‘Meraki’ CD (Ubuntu Music) 5/5

Ubuntu Music is a relatively new record label, which in its short life has already built a diverse and enviable roster of artists from widely differing creative backgrounds. The label was established by businessman Martin Hummel and renowned trumpeter Quentin Collins. During 2019 together they issued no less than 29 releases and achieved six ‘Album […]

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September New Releases: Artemis, Joe Farnsworth, Isaiah J. Thompson, and more!

Artemis, Joe Farnsworth, Isaiah J. Thompson, and more have albums coming out in September! As always, click the covers for buy links; you can also scroll down and find all the albums in a single image if you’d like to spread the word to your fellow jazz lovers. Camille Bertault – Le tigre(September 4) Artemis – Artemis(September 11) […]

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Allison Neale ‘Quietly There’ CD (Ubuntu Music) 4/5

In an era where jazz that doesn’t necessarily ‘push the boundaries’ is sometimes easily overlooked, it’s strangely refreshing to listen to an ‘old-school’ jazz record that’s straight-ahead, no-nonsense, and performed with such an understated skill. The aptly titled “Quietly There”, the latest release from Seattle born saxophonist Allison Neale, evokes the spirit of Paul Desmond, […]

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Bright Dog Red ‘Somethin’ Comes Along’ CD (Ropeadope) 5/5

‘Somethin’ Comes Along’ is the new double-disc album from the improv jazz outfit, Bright Dog Red, who can now boast their third album as part of Ropeadope Records. Founded by drummer, Joe Pignato – a one-time student of the revered multi-instrumentalist, Yusef Lateef, and now a State University Professor in his own right – the […]

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Antti Lötjönen Quintet East / Aleksi Heinola Quintet / Oaagaada ‘Lonna 2019’ LP/CD (We Jazz) 3/5

Here we have the third in a series of live albums from Helsinki based label We Jazz. Each release showcases three of the label’s artists, this one with live performances captured at the island of Lonna, just outside Helsinki in July 2019. As is becoming apparent with these releases, the label isn’t afraid to mix […]

HARRISBURG, PA — The Division of Insurance coverage has introduced Pennsylvania’s permitted 2021 individual and small group Inexpensive Care Act (ACA) health insurance coverage charges, highlighting a lower in particular person market charges attributable to the brand new state-based alternate and reinsurance program. “This particular person plan charge lower means extra inexpensive plan choices for individuals […]

Ray Clarke’s title will probably be ever synonymous with the Huber Breaker. Generations to return will embody fathers telling their youngsters, “He’s the man who got here near saving the breaker.’’ Ray humbly sidesteps the accolades, citing the workforce effort over 24 years to protect and shield the historic anthracite processing facility. “We tried, oh […]

ABC NewsBy DEVIN DWYER and JACQUELINE YOO, ABC News (FAIRFAX, Va.) — The largest and most diverse public university in Virginia is overhauling how it handles issues of race on campus. After a summer of protests and public health crises, George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, is piloting an aggressive anti-racism agenda that school officials […]

It’s the start of another new month, and so it’s time once again to check in on StLJN’s sibling site Heliocentric Worlds, where each day there’s posted a different online music video, drawing on genres including jazz, blues, soul, funk, classic rock, prog rock, experimental, and more. The five most-watched videos added to the site […]

Devonyu/iStockBy OLIVIA EUBANKS, ABC News (NEW YORK) — As the Black Lives Matter movement has picked up momentum around the nation in recent months, companies like Dictionary.com are paying more attention to language use and redefining words that reflect culture, identity and race. “The work of a dictionary is more than just adding new words. […]

STEPHEN MATUREN/AFP via Getty ImagesBy KARMA ALLEN, ABC News (KENOSHA, Wis.) — Jacob Blake captured the attention of civil rights advocates around the world last week as cellphone video circulated of the 29-year-old man being shot seven times in the back by Wisconsin police in front of his children. Blake’s family said the shooting left […]

KABC-TVBy MARC NATHANSON, ABC News (LOS ANGELES) — Protesters gathered in South Los Angeles Monday night after Los Angeles sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a Black man who they say had a handgun and was fighting with them. The shooting occurred Monday afternoon after two deputies pulled over a man who was riding a bicycle […]

narvikk/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News (NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 850,000 people worldwide. Over 25.4 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at […]

Ubuntu Music is a relatively new record label, which in its short life has already built a diverse and enviable roster of artists from widely differing creative backgrounds. The label was established by businessman Martin Hummel and renowned trumpeter Quentin Collins. During 2019 together they issued no less than 29 releases and achieved six ‘Album […]

How did all those British rock bands learn to play the blues in the 1960s and why were they so fascinated by the form? What was the unlikely impact of the Yardbirds, the Animals, the Rolling Stones, Manfred Mann, John Mayall, Cream and other British bands introducing white audiences to the blues in the U.S.? […]


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