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1999 Stories by Sam Prestianni

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  • Hear This

    published December 29, 1999

    Goodbye Sober Day"Goodbye Sober Day" is the final track on Mr. Bungle's California, arguably the album of the year -- ... More >>

  • Hear This

    published December 15, 1999

    Rob SudduthRob Sudduth's Just One of Those Things: Music Inspired by Frank Sinatra (A-Records) embodies much of jazz... More >>

  • Hear This

    published December 1, 1999

    The Johnny Nocturne Band featuring Kim NalleyRetro is hip if you're talking vintage clothes or rare eBay collectibles, but in jazz... More >>

  • Hear This

    published November 17, 1999

    The Bay Area's unsung hero of avant-garde jazz, trumpeter Eddie Gale has the pedigree and the vision to spread the gospel of free thinking to the... More >>

  • Hear This

    published November 3, 1999

    With the release of her latest album A Ma Zone, Zap Mama high priestess Maria Daulne extends her bid to supplant Erykah Badu as... More >>

  • Review

    published October 27, 1999

    Brad Mehldau Elegiac Cycle (Warner Bros.) Throughout the '90s, the institutions of jazz have largely prized technical... More >>

  • Hear This

    published October 27, 1999

    Dave Douglas' Tiny Bell TrioDave Douglas is top dog of a new breed of jazz cats. A horn-playing paradox, he doesn't draw lines between... More >>

  • Hear This

    published October 13, 1999

    As the band's name implies, Equal Interest works from the premise that each player must contribute in equal proportion to the others if the... More >>

  • Hear This

    published October 6, 1999

    Ntozake Shange and Kahil El'ZabarNew Jersey native Ntozake Shange, neé Paulette Williams, has pursued the spoken word as a... More >>

  • Hear This

    published September 29, 1999

    Matt Small's Crushing Spiral EnsemblePop and rock groups tend to live the tenet immortalized by Led Zeppelin: "The Song Remains the... More >>

  • Hear This

    published September 22, 1999

    Matthew GoodheartAfter earning his undergrad degree from UC Berkeley in 1991, Bay Area native Matthew Goodheart wasted no time fooling... More >>

  • Hear This

    published September 15, 1999

    Old-school avant-garde jazz fans often associate pianist Misha Mengelberg and drummer Han Bennink with the duo's enviable big break: supporting... More >>

  • Hear This

    published September 8, 1999

    Adventurers who swim with sharks in the turbulent waters off Stinson Beach and then catch Deep Blue Sea at the local multiplex are the same... More >>

  • Hear This

    published September 1, 1999

    The annual Africa Fete tour ensures American world-beat audiences a sunny dose of stylin' Afropop entertainment. Proffering its most inspired... More >>

  • Hear This

    published August 25, 1999

    Starting out 30-odd years ago in no less an all-American town than Hollywood, Calif., where selves are invented and dreams made real, Gillian... More >>

  • Hear This

    published August 18, 1999

    Zakir Hussain Top 10 Reasons to See Percussionist/Composer Zakir Hussain at Yoshi's World Music Festival: 10) He comes from a deep... More >>

  • Hear This

    published August 11, 1999

    Bruce Eisenbeil You can tell a lot about an improviser by the company he keeps. Rob Brown, Sabir Mateen, Daniel Carter, and Roy Campbell... More >>

  • Hear This

    published August 4, 1999

    Vinny Golia's Large Ensemble Jazz in Flight's auspicious 10th annual Eddie Moore Jazz Festival gets a major jump-start with a rare Bay Area... More >>

  • Hear This

    published July 7, 1999

    Mr. Bungle If Mr. Bungle's 1991 eponymous debut was the madcap group's over-the-top coming-of-age opus, and 1995's Disco Volante their... More >>

  • Hear This

    published June 30, 1999

    AWD From the psychedelic trips of Bill Graham's hippie-era Fillmore Auditorium to the madcap freak show that once was "post-rock" band... More >>

  • Hear This

    published June 2, 1999

    Crosspulse Crosspulse, an internationally acclaimed vocal and percussion performance troupe, combines global rhythms into a one-of-a-kind... More >>

  • Hear This

    published May 12, 1999

    The Black Heart Procession Succumbing to the great Gen-X malaise that's defined the voice of indie rock for the past decade, Pall Jenkins... More >>

  • Hear This

    published May 5, 1999

    Matt Ingalls Clarinetist, composer, theorist, and software designer Matt Ingalls foresees a brave new world in which advanced digital sound... More >>

  • Hear This

    published April 21, 1999

    John Bischoff Tired of warm and fuzzy music, electronics wiz John Bischoff set out 25 years ago to invent a compositional language based on... More >>

  • Disco 'Round Midnight

    published April 7, 1999

    Roving with Gianni Gebbia down the cobblestone streets of Palermo, we rarely pass a cafe, restaurant, or bar without hearing someone call... More >>

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