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Gary Bartz’s NTU Troop – Harlem Bush Music – Uhuru (1971)/Joe Henderson – The Elements (1973) (2017 reissues)

Gary Bartz’s NTU Troop – Harlem Bush Music – Uhuru (1971)/Joe Henderson – The Elements (1973) (2017 reissues)

Jazz Dispensary reissues two early 70s documents of explorative jazz: Gary Bartz NTU Troop – ‘Harlem Bush Music – Uhuru’ (1971) and Joe Henderson feat Alice Coltrane – ‘The Elements’ (1973)

Gato Libre – Neko (2017)

Gato Libre – Neko (2017)

Through death comes transformation. Gato Libre is a band whose body has changed, but its original heart perseveres.

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Dálava – The Book of Transfigurations (2017)

Even without the benefit of no expectations this time around, Julia Úlehla and Aram Bajakian’s ‘The Book of Transfigurations’ manages to captivate like that first Dálava album.

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Adam Rudolph’s Moving Pictures – Glare Of The Tiger (2017)

Hand percussionist, ethno-musicologist, composer and bandleader Adam Rudolph is one of those under-noticed but crucial guys in jazz who has dedicated his

Modus Factor – The Picasso Zone (2016)

Modus Factor – The Picasso Zone (2016)

When great musicians from different bands and projects get together for the express purpose of making music without the restrictions they usually face elsewhere, it should bring out the best in all of them. That’s just what happened with the guys in Modus Factor on their inaugural effort ‘The Picasso Zone.’

Ian East – Inner Paths (2016)

Ian East – Inner Paths (2016)

Ian East’s ‘Inner Paths’ is an ethnic fusion album that’s fun to listen to now and will be fun to listen to a hundred plays from now. Getting a world music education can hardly be more enjoyable than listening to this.

Ross Hammond + Sameer Gupta, “Upward” (2016): Something Else! video premiere

Ross Hammond + Sameer Gupta, “Upward” (2016): Something Else! video premiere

The spiritually soothing music of Sameer Gupta and Ross Hammond’s “Upward” is a simple pleasure in any culture.

Aram Bajakian – Music Inspired By ‘The Color of Pomegranates’ (2015)

Aram Bajakian – Music Inspired By ‘The Color of Pomegranates’ (2015)

As a subversive within the musical realm, Aram Bajakian connected with a subversive director and like the film, effectively said much without any words at all.

Marbin, “African Shabtay” from Aggressive Hippies (2015): One Track Mind

Marbin, “African Shabtay” from Aggressive Hippies (2015): One Track Mind

Not content with the high bar they set for themselves, Marbin raises their game higher still for “African Shabtry” and the new album ‘Aggressive Hippies.’

Arun Ramamurthy Trio – Jazz Carnatica (2014)

South Indian jazz is practically Arun Ramamurthy’s life’s calling and he answers that call to virtual perfection with ‘Jazz Carnatica.’

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