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Alice Coltrane: “Kirtan: Turiya Sings.” (Impulse)    In the early 1980s, Alice Coltrane recorded a collection of devotional songs with just her voice and a Wurlitzer organ. Subsequently, her vision inspired her to adorn the piece with synthesizers, strings and even sound effects. She would ultimately make it available as a sort of inspirational gift:...
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    I’ve never been sure why new music is cyclical. Business, of course, has its seasons. Likewise the planet. Music happens in a state of spontaneity, like any  art form. Nevertheless, mid to late summer, like the New Year, invariable sees a lull in activity, nationally speaking. This week, more than any other in...
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  I will start this week with a confession: Brace yourself. I came to terms with this many years ago but admitting it, especially in print, may have me drummed out of music circles and would surely have my hippie citizenship from my native Berkeley revoked. I have never been a fan of The Grateful...
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Celebrate the heritage of a great music scene with this stream recording of some of Minnesota’s most notable jazz legends, hosted by Jazz88 host and award-winning vocalist Patty Peterson.  On May 29, 2021, Crooners Supper Club hosted an intimate afternoon of live music and inspiring stories. Presented by Jazz88 with support from the Minnesota Arts...
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    When the local label Shifting Paradigm was founded, it felt more like a consortium or movement  rather than a business enterprise. Founder and guitarist Zacc Harris was a pup by local establishment standards at the time. Most of his cohorts were too. Not to be dismissive, these were seriously innovative and bold young...
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