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Album premiere: Wand’s Ganglion Reef
This is the debut full-length release from the Los Angeles-based quartet, which was signed by Ty Segall himself to his Drag City imprint, GOD? Records, and should appeal to fans of Tame Impala. Admiring the “psychedelic stomp” of recent single “Broken Candle”, music blog Austin Town Hall goes on the describe the album like this: “Ganglion Reef has a great deal of fuzzy elements to it but they walk this fine line between being noisy and radio-friendly.”
Hear it on Hype Machine this week. 

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Album premiere: Wand’s Ganglion Reef

This is the debut full-length release from the Los Angeles-based quartet, which was signed by Ty Segall himself to his Drag City imprint, GOD? Records, and should appeal to fans of Tame Impala. Admiring the “psychedelic stomp” of recent single “Broken Candle”, music blog Austin Town Hall goes on the describe the album like this: “Ganglion Reef has a great deal of fuzzy elements to it but they walk this fine line between being noisy and radio-friendly.”

Hear it on Hype Machine this week. 

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Follow John Coltrane’s Solo in Mr. P.C.

Transcriptions are a frightening thing and a valuable learning tool. This transcription of John Coltrane’s solo on Mr. P.C., from the Giant Steps session, is a wonderful exercise to follow and study, and even to try to play. Had Coltrane looked at this music on that day, I have no doubt that he would have had a very different reaction. I remember when I was producing the One Night With Blue Note concert in 1985, with a variety of all-star groups playing music across the history of the label. When I passed out Don Sickler’s transcribed parts from Eric Dolphy’s Gazzeloni for the original members of the band that recorded Out To Lunch, both Bobby Hutcherson and Tony Williams looked at the music and said, “Man, are you sure this is what I played?!!!!!”

-Michael Cuscuna

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The Poem Inspiring A Love Supreme: in John Coltrane’s Own Handwriting
This is mesmerizing.  Watch this video construction by James Cary of the poem that inspired a key segment of John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme. We know that the final movement, Psalm, stemmed from Coltrane’s interpretation of the words of the poem, but here Cary does more: we hear Coltrane’s performance of Psalm, while we read the words of the poem — in Coltrane’s own handwriting. An essential experience for anyone touched by Coltrane and this masterpiece.    
-Nick Moy
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The Poem Inspiring A Love Supreme: in John Coltrane’s Own Handwriting

This is mesmerizing. Watch this video construction by James Cary of the poem that inspired a key segment of John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme. We know that the final movement, Psalm, stemmed from Coltrane’s interpretation of the words of the poem, but here Cary does more: we hear Coltrane’s performance of Psalm, while we read the words of the poem — in Coltrane’s own handwriting. An essential experience for anyone touched by Coltrane and this masterpiece.

-Nick Moy
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Larry Coryell, John McLaughlin, Paco DeLucia: Haunting Acoustic Guitars

The guitar trio of Larry Coryell (left), John McLaughlin (center) and Paco De Lucia (right) toured Europe in 1979, playing just acoustic guitars, although Coryell and McLaughlin had come to fame as electric guitar enfants terrible. The music was haunting and beautiful in texture. In subsequent years, with Al Di Meola in place of Coryell, they toured and recorded but by then, the music sounded more virtuosic than haunting.

-Michael Cuscuna

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17 Alto Saxophonists: Their Must-Hear Alto Saxophone Albums

Jazz Times polled a number of contemporary alto saxophonists for their favorite recordings by other alto saxophonists. Of course Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderley, Paul Desmond and Eric Dolphy were on practically everyone’s list, but it’s nice to see frequent appearances by young masters like Kenny Garrett and Steve Coleman. Earl Bostic made the list, but where is Hank Crawford, a glaring omission??

-Michael Cuscuna

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17 Alto Saxophonists: Their Must-Hear Alto Saxophone Albums

Jazz Times polled a number of contemporary alto saxophonists for their favorite recordings by other alto saxophonists. Of course Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderley, Paul Desmond and Eric Dolphy were on practically everyone’s list, but it’s nice to see frequent appearances by young masters like Kenny Garrett and Steve Coleman. Earl Bostic made the list, but where is Hank Crawford, a glaring omission??

-Michael Cuscuna
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