Tom Hull

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  • 5 years ago

    Pick Hits Benjamin Herman Hypochristmastreefuzz | Dox An alto saxophonist who styles himself as New Cool and describes his band as a “surf-guitar based, Dutch-impro, cocktail-jazz sort of thing” returns to the doyen of Dutch-impro for tw...

  • 6 years ago

    Jazz recording picked up in the mid-1990s and has enjoyed an extended creative boom ever since, regardless of the economic fundamentals. The major labels, which never quite controlled the jazz market, have pretty much collapsed: On my extended jaz...

  • 6 years ago

    Pick Hits Adam Lane's Full Throttle Orchestra Ashcan Rantings | Clean Feed Like Mingus, Lane plays a mean bass, composes pieces that encapsulate the entire jazz tradition and then some, and runs a band that sounds even bigger than it is. His new g...

  • 6 years ago

    Billy Bang Prayer for Peace TUM Back from his second tour of Vietnam, wherein he found peace in transcendent musical fusion, the violinist reflects on the dawn of apocalypse: Hiroshima, 1945. Even there, the chill gradually gives way to the fire o...

  • 6 years ago

    Pick Hits Rudresh Mahanthappa & Steve Lehman Dual Identity | Clean Feed Two alto saxmen, rising stars at least according to Downbeat's critics, in a free-jazz quintet mediated by guitarist Liberty Ellman. Mahanthappa has sopped up Coltrane and the...

  • 6 years ago

    Digital Primitives Hum Crackle & Pop Hopscotch The singularly named Cooper-Moore has the real folk-jazz spirit, clowning on homemade instruments and singing one piece that starts politically obvious but comes to exemplify the freedom he espouses. ...


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