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Grammys CEO Addresses Marilyn Manson, Louis CK Nominations: “We Won’t Look Back At People’s History”

Yesterday, the Recording Academy unveiled the nominations for next year’s Grammys. They were weird, in the way that Grammy nominations are always weird. ABBA and Sun Ra Arkestra were nominated for the first time ever. Taylor Swift and Kanye West are up against each other for Album Of The Year. Late Show bandleader Jon Batiste somehow led the field with 11 nominations. But people noted two nominees in particular: Marilyn Manson and Louis CK.
Tags: Music, News, Kanye West, Abba, Grammys, Marilyn Manson, Recording Academy, Jon Batiste, Harvey Mason Jr, Sun Ra Arkestra, Louis C.K, Marilyn Manson Louis CK Nominations

ABBA, Selena Gomez, Low, Japanese Breakfast, & Sun Ra Arkestra Among First-Time Grammy Nominees

The 2022 Grammy nominations are here and there are quite a few artists up for a Grammy award for the first time ever.
Tags: Music, News, Selena Gomez, Abba, Nico Muhly, Low, Murray, Gang Of Four, Valerie June, Japanese Breakfast, Griff, Snoh Aalegra, Bo Burnham, Olivia Rodrigo, Sun Ra Arkestra, Black Coffee

When Sun Ra Went to Egypt in 1971: See Film & Hear Recordings from the Legendary Afrofuturist’s First Visit to Cairo Sun Ra died in 1993 (or he returned to his home planet of Saturn, one or the other). Twenty-seven years later his Arkestra is still going strong. “No group in jazz history has embodied the communal spirit like the Arkestra,” writes Peter Margasak at The Quietus. “Their hardcore fans are the closest thing jazz has to Deadheads.” We could further compare Sun Ra and Jerry Garcia as bandleaders—their embrace of extended free form playing against a ...
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The Month In Jazz – October 2020

I’m not much for jazz vocals. Even the so-called classic singers everyone’s supposed to love like Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughan don’t really do it for me. I saw Blossom Dearie live once, and it was fun -- like watching someone’s aunt sit down at the piano and sing a few songs, tell … More »
Tags: Music, James Brandon Lewis, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Blossom Dearie, Matthew Shipp, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Lionel Loueke, Sun Ra Arkestra, Cecil Taylor, Aquiles Navarro, Moor Mother, Ugly Beauty, Morgan Guerin, Lafayette Gilchrist, Adam Kolker

Jazz Trumpeter Eddie Gale Dead At 78

“Gale walked on jazz’s cutting edge from his childhood. He was taught to play trumpet by bebop legend Kenny Dorham; as a teenager in the 1950s, he jammed with such titanic figures as Art Blakey and Jackie McLean; and he joined the Sun Ra Arkestra at 21. In addition to Ra, with whom he would work until the mid-1980s, Gale appeared on iconic and important recordings by Cecil Taylor and Larry Young before releasing two highly acclaimed albums of his own in the late 1960s on Blue Note Records. … Re...
Tags: Art, New York, People, San Jose, Art Blakey, Gale, RA, Jackie McLean, Larry Young, Kenny Dorham, Sun Ra Arkestra, Cecil Taylor, 07.15.20, Eddie Gale Dead

Sun Ra Arkestra – “Seductive Fantasy”

The legendary cosmic jazz visionary Sun Ra died back in 1993, but his legacy has been carried on by the Sun Ra Arkestra ever since. The group still tours and plays all the time, but they haven't released a new recording since 1999's A Song For The Sun. Apparently, that's about to change. The Sun … More »
Tags: Music, Marshall Allen, Sun Ra, Chad Van Gaalen, Sun Ra Arkestra

Closing out the twenty-tens: Schell’s picks for 2019

Though our decade technically has another year to go, the marketing appeal of “Hits of the XXs” type formulations tends to overwhelm such semantic niceties. So as we leave the 2010s behind, there’s more than a little Web-based generalization to be found regarding their musical character and trajectory. I’ll try to keep things in perspective as I review some of the highlights of 2019 that embody the breadth and caliber of contemporary Western art music. All of the following selections are availab...
Tags: Best of, CD review, Contemporary Classical, Experimental Music, Improv, Cribbageforum, Best of 2019, Schell

Red Bull Music Festival adds final events for February Run

Drone metal pioneers, a screening of a classic punk rock documentary and other rarely seen music-centric films are among the final events just announced for the Red Bull Music Festival. The multi-day event takes place Feb. 7-24 at various locations around Los Angeles with programming that includes a series of concerts, lectures and films inspired by gaming, skateboarding and photography. Here are the latest additions taking place at the Ukrainian Culture Center, 4315 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles,  ...
Tags: Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Coachella, Ava Duvernay, Jodie Foster, Namm, Cherie Currie, Melvin Van Peebles, Penelope Spheeris, Melrose Ave Los Angeles, Sun Ra Arkestra, Kevin Lyman, Top Stories LADN

Luminous PoKempner pix of Sun Ra’s celestial music

If you liked Black Panther, listen to the music that introduced and embodies Afro-Futurism. Photojournalist Marc PoKempner captured a bit of the celestial magic of the Sun Ra Arkestra during its November touchdown in New Orleans’s Music Box Village. — Howard Mandel
Tags: Art, New Orleans, Ajblogs, Black Panther, Sun Ra, Sun Ra Arkestra, Marc PoKempner, 12.25.18

U2 Trade Stadium Splendor For Punk Immediacy At The Apollo

U2 are currently on the road, bringing their usual arena-ready spectacle around America as part of their eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE tour, promoting last year's Songs Of Experience with the answer to the show they put together in 2015 behind Songs Of Innocence. In the coming weeks, there are going to be several of the … More »
Tags: Music, America, U2, Sounding Board, Sun Ra Arkestra

15 Pop Music Festivals to Catch This Summer

From SZA in New York to Post Malone in Chicago, concerts across the country you don’t want to miss this season.
Tags: Music, New York, News, Chicago, Eminem, Christian, Roots, Janelle, Newport Jazz Festival, Malone, McBride, Monáe, Tyler, Badu, Erykah, SZA

Union Pool announces 2018 "Summer Thunder" lineup: Wand, Sun Ra Arkestra, Deradoorian, Songhoy Blues, more

One of the welcome warm weather constants in this ever-changing world in which we live in (here in NYC) is Union Pool's Summer Thunder series, which offers free shows and good vibes every Saturday from June - August. Continue reading… [Author: Bill Pearis]
Tags: Music, Music News, Tour Dates, Bill Pearis, Wand, Union Pool, Ryan Sawyer, Joe Bataan, Songhoy Blues, Deradoorian, Free Shows, Sun Ra Arkestra, Miriam & Nobody's Babies, Summer Thunder, L'Rain, Jemeel Moondoc

Roots Picnic 2018 lineup (Chappelle, Dirty Projectors, Dipset, Brandy, Rapsody, more)

The truly stacked lineup also includes 2 Chainz, Lil Uzi Vert, dvsn, Black Thought & J Period with Fabolous & Jadakiss, Goldlink, BadBadNotGood, Jojo Abot, Sun Ra Arkestra, and more. Continue reading… [Author: Andrew Sacher]
Tags: Music, Questlove, Music News, Dave Chappelle, Tour Dates, Lil Uzi Vert, 2 Chainz, The Roots, Brandy, Dipset, Dirty Projectors, Andrew Sacher, Jadakiss, Rapsody, Black Thought, Fabolous

La Luz announce new LP, share soap opera-inspired video, touring (NYC this weekend)

The first single is "Cicada," which finds the band's dreamy, twangy style sounding better than ever. The video, meanwhile, has fun with myriad soap opera tropes and is a lot of fun. [Author: Bill Pearis]
Tags: Music, Music News, Tour Dates, Bill Pearis, Jonathan Toubin, Bodega, James Chance, La Luz, Sun Ra Arkestra, The Mystery Lights, Soul Clap And Dance Off, Jane Church, The Contortions

Tonight in L.A.: 2 Chainz, Lewis Capaldi, Marshall Allen, Spirit in the Room, Child, Tiny Stills, Cobra Man, Aimee Lay, Rama Duke, Shwayze

Los Angeles concerts for Thursday: ► 2 Chainz visits the Observatory. ► Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi, whose debut EP came out last fall, preps for a tour opening for Milky Chance by doing a sold-out show at the Moroccan Lounge. ► Marshall Allen, the 93-year-old saxophonist and longtime leader of the Sun Ra Arkestra, does the first of two nights with some musical friends at Zebulon. ► Spirit in the Room, Brass Box and Egrets on Ergot play tonight’s installment of the free Satellite Ni...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Child, Preview, Alex, Kris Kristofferson, Catalina Club, Josephine, Observatory, Chainz, Marshall Allen, Zebulon, Coco Montoya, Sun Ra Arkestra, Spirit in the Room, Rama Duke

Lightning Bolt, Sun Ra Arkestra & Jlin playing free concert series in Times Square

Lightning Bolt, the Sun Ra Arkestra and Jlin are all playing the free "Interference AV" festival from February 19 - 21 at the AMC Empire multiplex in Times Square with immersive video matched to the performences. Continue reading… [Author: Bill Pearis]
Tags: Music, Music News, Tour Dates, Times Square, Bill Pearis, Lightning Bolt, AMC Empire, Free Shows, Sun Ra Arkestra, Jlin, Lightning Bolt Sun Ra Arkestra

Winter Jazz Fest 2018 schedule (Pete Rock, Deerhoof, My Brightest Diamond, Marc Ribot, more)

The annual, multi-venue NYC festival also includes Sun Ra Arkestra, Dave Harrington's Merry Pranksters, Ravi Coltrane paying tribute to Alice Coltrane, Rafiq Bhatia, Red Baraat, and more. Continue reading… [Author: Andrew Sacher]
Tags: Music, Deerhoof, Music News, Tour Dates, Jose James, Andrew Sacher, My Brightest Diamond, Ravi Coltrane, Red Baraat, Itamar, Gilles Peterson, Dave Harrington, Pete Rock, Geri Allen, Marc Ribot, Wadada Leo Smith

Utrecht’s Le Guess Who? Isn’t Like Any Festival You’ll See In The USA

These days, whenever all the big-name American festivals start to announce their lineups for the year, there's inevitably a certain, noticeable same-ness. It's a consequence of those festivals becoming more popular than at their inception, with festival-going becoming an overall more mainstream activity in America; it's a consequence of the music industry's contractions and … More »
Tags: Music, Usa, America, Concert, Utrecht, Metz, Protomartyr, Sounding Board, Sun Kil Moon, Thurston Moore, Alice Coltrane, Shabazz Palaces, John Maus, Pharoah Sanders, Jenny Hval, Kelly Lee Owens

Critic’s Notebook: A Revolution in Jazz? An Avant-Garde Festival Makes History, but Not Community

The October Revolution in Jazz & Contemporary Music sparked inspiration onstage but fell short of accomplishing the goals of its 1964 predecessor.
Tags: News, Chase, Jazz, Anthony, Mitchell, Claire, Roscoe, Braxton, Sun Ra Arkestra, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, October Revolution in Jazz & Contemporary Music, Ars Nova Workshop

review: Solange dazzled Radio City w/ Earl Sweatshirt, Sun Ra Arkestra & Chassol

Even more spectacular than her Panorama set, Solange had giant on-stage props, a massive string and horn section, and more at her first of two Radio City shows. Continue reading… [Author: Andrew Sacher]
Tags: Music, Solange, Panorama, Music News, Earl Sweatshirt, Andrew Sacher, Radio City, Radio City Music Hall, Verdine White, Hip Hop News, Earth Wind And Fire, Sun Ra Arkestra, Chassol, Ra Arkestra

Sun Ra Arkestra playing Blank Forms benefit with Yo La Tengo, opening for Solange

Nonprofit arts organization Blank Forms is hosting its inaugural Benefit Concert honoring Marshall Allen and the Sun Ra Arkestra... Continue reading… [Author: Bill Pearis]
Tags: Music, Solange, Yo La Tengo, Music News, Tour Dates, Bill Pearis, Marshall Allen, Mike Huckaby, Sun Ra Arkestra, Blank Forms, Marshall Allen & the Sun Ra Arkestra, Sun Ra Arkestra Continue

Solange expands tour, adds 2nd Radio City show with Earl Sweatshirt

Both Radio City shows also have Sun Ra Arkestra and French composer Chassol. Continue reading… [Author: Andrew Sacher]
Tags: Music, Solange, Music News, Tour Dates, Earl Sweatshirt, Andrew Sacher, Radio City, Radio City Music Hall, Hip Hop News, Sun Ra Arkestra, Chassol

Solange announces NYC, LA & DC shows (Radio City with Earl Sweatshirt)

Fresh off playing Radio City with Dave Chappelle last night (8/22), Solange has announced her own headlining show there happening in October! The show has killer openers... Continue reading… [Author: Andrew Sacher]
Tags: Music, La, Solange, Music News, Dave Chappelle, Tour Dates, Earl Sweatshirt, Andrew Sacher, Radio City, Radio City Music Hall, Flying Lotus, Hip Hop News, Sun Ra Arkestra, Chassol, NYC LA amp

Solange announces Radio City show with Earl Sweatshirt & Sun Ra Arkestra

Fresh off playing Radio City with Dave Chappelle last night (8/22), Solange has announced her own headlining show there happening in October! The show has killer openers... Continue reading… [Author: Andrew Sacher]
Tags: Music, Solange, Music News, Dave Chappelle, Tour Dates, Earl Sweatshirt, Andrew Sacher, Radio City, Radio City Music Hall, Hip Hop News, Sun Ra Arkestra

Close Encounters of the 4th Kind with the Sun Ra Arkestra in San Francisco (Review)

Allen leads the Arkestra in building a steady groove with layers of rich horn melodies over a tribal beat, with a torchy female vocal about those feisty angels and demons on the cosmic plane. [Author: Greg M. Schwartz]
Tags: Music, Greg M Schwartz, Allen, Sun Ra Arkestra, San Francisco Review, Arkestra

2017 BRIC Jazzfest: lineup and tickets

The third-annual BRIC Jazzfest takes place October 14 - 21 at BRIC Arts House in Brooklyn, including concerts, film screenings, panel discussions, dance and more. Performers include Maceo Parker, The Sun Ra Arkesta Directed by Marshall Allen, Regina Carter, Vijay Iyer, The Terri Lyne Carrington Band, and GoGo Penguin. Continue reading… [Author: Bill Pearis]
Tags: Music, Brooklyn, Jazz, Music News, Tour Dates, Matana Roberts, Bill Pearis, Miramar, Marshall Allen, Maceo Parker, GoGo Penguin, Harriet Tubman, Vijay Iyer, Matthew Stevens, Mike Casey, Regina Carter

jazz great & teacher Kelan Phil Cohran, RIP

The onetime Sun Ra Arkestra member and co-founder of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians was 90. Continue reading… [Author: Bill Pearis]
Tags: Music, Rip, Music News, Association, Bill Pearis, Sun Ra Arkestra, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Kelan Phil Cohran

Union Pool announces 2017 free "Summer Thunder" series lineup (Psychic Ills, Hank Wood, Sun Ra Arkestra, Tyvek, more)

Union Pool's annual free show series will be back with music all summer long. Continue reading… [Author: Bill Pearis]
Tags: Music, Running, Pill, Music News, Tour Dates, Honey, Tyvek, Brandy, Gun Outfit, Bill Pearis, Joe Bataan, Horoscope, Free Shows, Boogarins, Hank Wood & The Hammerheads, Urochromes

How One City Supports Its Music Scene: Philadelphia, PA

Here musician and longtime Philadelphian Nick Millevoi shares some his favorite venues in the city, giving us an inside look at how such a large city can sometimes feel like a small town of interconnected scenes and genres. _______________________ Guest Post by Nick Millevoi on Soundfly's Flypaper I'm a lifetime Philadelphian and proud of it. It’s an interesting place to grow up and be a musician. Philly is a big East Coast city that can feel like a small town of connected, but deci...
Tags: Music, United States, Guest Post, Philadelphia, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, North America, East Coast, Delaware, Public Transportation, Music Business, Live & Touring, Philly, Jersey Shore, Coltrane