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2004 Stories by Sam Prestianni

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  • Albert Ayler

    published December 22, 2004

    Holy Ghost is an extraordinary career-spanning box set of rarely heard material by revolutionary saxophonist Albert Ayler. But it may not... More >>

  • Charlie Hunter Trio|Groundtruther

    published December 8, 2004

    Jazz-trained, funk-loving guitarist Charlie Hunter realized early on the limited groove possibilities of playing a standard six-string. So during... More >>

  • Jacki-O

    published November 17, 2004

    A former phone-sex seductress, Miami rapper Jacki-O takes her vision of yoni power to the next level on her funk-tight debut, Poe Little Rich... More >>

  • Hear This

    published November 17, 2004

    As the band name suggests, the Dresden Dolls perform a sort of dressed-up, post-apocalyptic music, devoid of high hopes yet rich in high... More >>

  • Billy Bang

    published November 10, 2004

    A trooper on the front lines of the New York culture wars of the early '70s, violinist Billy Bang was a key "Loft Jazz" soldier: a cutting-edge... More >>

  • Hear This

    published November 3, 2004

    In an effort to acknowledge the wide-ranging music culture of Brazil and its contribution to the evolution of American jazz -- most notably via... More >>

  • Rokia Traoré

    published October 20, 2004

    On her spare, sensuous third recording, Malian singer Rokia Traoré expands her vision of an inspirational new-world folk music that connects... More >>

  • Hear This

    published October 20, 2004

    The Drive-By Truckers are the kind of band that makes big-city sissies wish they'd grown up in the South. And for those who did, the act's... More >>

  • Hear This

    published October 6, 2004

    Old Crow Medicine Show is not your average bluegrass band. While the high-lonesome vocals and fleet-fingered string-pickin' suggest a... More >>

  • Get Lit

    published October 6, 2004

    Most folks in the United States don't read for pleasure very much, often opting for the action of 500-channel satellite TV, Sony PlayStation, or... More >>

  • The Ex

    published September 15, 2004

    After a quarter-century of showing so-called punks what it really means to be radical, Dutch cult favorites the Ex still have a lot to say.... More >>

  • Hear This

    published September 15, 2004

    Championing old-school values like fast cars and loose girls, hard drinkin' and harder drugs, in-your-face violence and blues-punk chord... More >>

  • Industrial Jazz Group

    published August 25, 2004

    L.A.-based composer Andrew Durkin's Industrial Jazz Group is young, hip, and, despite its evocative moniker, not predisposed to swing covers of... More >>

  • Hear This

    published August 25, 2004

    In the music world, like in the rest of this country, ethnicity is all too often condensed into an overly simplistic black/white binary that... More >>

  • DNA

    published August 18, 2004

    In the late '70s and early '80s, DNA made a big noise in downtown NYC, setting the bar for the no-wave movement, an extreme offshoot of punk rock... More >>

  • Hear This

    published August 11, 2004

    How does an old-school avant-gardist who made his name with the legendary Sun Ra and Cecil Taylor connect with today's kids? He meets them on the... More >>

  • The Dillinger Escape Plan

    published August 4, 2004

    The Dillinger Escape Plan's latest full-length (after a five-year hiatus and the addition of hellhound vocalist Greg Puciato) may prove to be too... More >>

  • Black Sabbath

    published July 28, 2004

    Long before Ozzy Osbourne degenerated into an unwitting "Say No to Drugs" poster child, he was the haunting lead singer in one of the most... More >>

  • Hear This

    published July 28, 2004

    In the 1930s, Belgium-born Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt wowed Parisian cafe crowds with a sassy, soulful, unprecedented approach to jazz that... More >>

  • Shannon Wright

    published June 9, 2004

    With her fourth solo album, Jacksonville native Shannon Wright cements her reputation as indie rock's goddess of Southern Gothic. On the... More >>

  • Hear This

    published May 19, 2004

    Alice Donut was never the popular band on the block. Despite upbeat albums like 1989's Buckets Full of Sickness and Horror in an... More >>

  • Myles Boisen

    published April 28, 2004

    The blues is more than a folk-music form derived from the post-slavery African-American experience. It's the deep-feeling essence of the human... More >>

  • Larry Ochs, Joan Jeanrenaud, Miya Masaoka

    published April 21, 2004

    For his debut recording with former Kronos Quartet cellist Joan Jeanrenaud and koto master Miya Masaoka, Rova Saxophone Quartet's Larry Ochs... More >>

  • Hear This

    published April 7, 2004

    Featuring an extraordinary double bill -- an all-star trio of veterans Sam Rivers (saxophone, pictured above) and Reggie Workman (bass) plus... More >>

  • The Insiders Take It Out

    published March 31, 2004

    Joshua Redman's five-year stint as artistic director for SFJAZZ's spring season has turned out to be a sweet gig. Not only does the celebrated... More >>

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