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Maria Schneider – Jazz Composer

   Maria Schneider is a jazz composer from Minnesota, whose Grammy-winning compositions for jazz orchestra are beautiful. It’s a rare form. Walking By Flashlight She grew up on a farm. She worked with Gil Evans and Bob Brookmeyer. She’s collaborated … Continue reading

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What’s on the Box! – 5.12.15

   As Mose says, Look Out! Stand Back! It’s late afternoon, gray clouds bump over the hills, the dog needs to be fed, papers are piling up on the desk, and the tunes are coming at me through the speakers … Continue reading

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Spring Fever

  I know my friends on the east coast and New England are getting pounded by winter, but, for today, right now, for whatever reason, it’s 72 degrees and beautiful in Colorado. It’s an aberration, but it gives one hope … Continue reading

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Ceremonial Combustion – Loose Tubes

  Imagine a big room. No, much bigger than that. Then, imagine a bunch of crazy, sensitive, well-trained and inspired musicians gathered in a circle around a campfire composed of microphones. Notes kindle the music, and the tempo increases. With … Continue reading

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