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2001 Stories by Sam Prestianni

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  • Real Jazz

    published May 16, 2001

    On the liner notes to his new album, Works for Me, guitarist John Scofield collectively refers to his sessionmates as a "dream band."... More >>

  • Hear This

    published May 9, 2001

    During the late '80s, this trio of Petaluma natives made a name for itself at Gilman Street with fast-and-furious, off-the-wall tunes like "They... More >>

  • Hear This

    published April 25, 2001

    Over the past six years, composer has explored the beauty and the terror of experimental sound on 20 self-produced CDs for his Barcelona-based... More >>

  • The Scott Rosenberg Skronktet

    published April 11, 2001

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  • Sound Garden

    published April 11, 2001

    Miya Masaoka, Bay Area composer and master of the koto (a traditional Japanese stringed instrument), has earned an international rep in the... More >>

  • Hear This

    published April 4, 2001

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  • Improv Works

    published April 4, 2001

    For nearly 25 years, the Bay Area's Rova Saxophone Quartet has been a model of improvisational ingenuity. Two dozen critically acclaimed albums... More >>

  • Hear This

    published March 28, 2001

    In the largely homogeneous world of classical performance, violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg stands out. Echoing the ethos of a jazz improviser,... More >>

  • Hear This

    published March 21, 2001

    Over the past decade, globally minded U.S. improvisers have embraced Eastern European folk music as their primary influence, borrowing the snaky... More >>

  • Brilliant Minds

    published March 7, 2001

    From a solo violin suite scored by poet Ezra Pound to a ritualistic coupling of percussion and dance by Korean composer Hi Kyung Kim, the Other... More >>

  • Hear This

    published February 28, 2001

    Most so-called "jazz repertory acts" are little more than poser cover bands. Sure, they may try to keep memories alive, carry on the tradition,... More >>

  • Mumble & Peg

    published February 21, 2001

    Mumble & Peg's new album, All My Waking Moments in a Jar, changes moods like a smoked-out, pint-bleary manic-depressive on a pre-dawn... More >>

  • Hot Hot Hot

    published February 21, 2001

    Ban Rarra likes playing with fire. The women in this 14-member Haitian-Cuban performance troupe whirl burning batons like wild island... More >>

  • Hear This

    published February 14, 2001

    Bassist Dominic Duval makes each musical gesture count, whether he's fleshing out the manic chord clusters of pioneering pianist Cecil Taylor or... More >>

  • Space Is the Place

    published February 7, 2001

    Matthew Shipp is widely regarded by broad-minded critics as the most innovative jazz pianist to come along since boundary-buster Cecil Taylor in... More >>

  • Hear This

    published February 7, 2001

    Improvisation is the key to the power and passion of Persian classical music. But as in the Indian tradition, Iranian musicians follow a complex... More >>

  • Hear This

    published January 24, 2001

    Across the world, gitano -- or Gypsy -- musical expression is characterized by a strange union of profound anguish and over-the-top... More >>

  • Move Over, Woody

    published January 17, 2001

    Arguably the nation's arch memoirist, Spalding Gray was the king of confessional storytelling long before riffing on one's own life turned... More >>

  • Hear This

    published January 10, 2001

    In the past decade, violin and accordion have arguably become the subtlest vehicles for creative music innovation. Well aware of the power of this... More >>

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