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Kamasi Washington discusses favorite albums ++ win tix to his T5 show

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Kamasi’s picks include Coltrane, Stravinsky, NWA, Kendrick Lamar, and more.

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Montreal International Jazz Festival 2017 lineup (Bob Dylan, Feist, King Crimson, more)

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The indoor, ticketed lineup for the 38th Montreal International Jazz Festival also includes Buddy Guy, Joey Bada$$, Robert Glasper, Tanya Tagaq, Xenia Rubinos, and many more.

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WIN a Turntable, Speakers & Record Store Day Vinyl (including new War on Drugs)

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Record Store Day is this Saturday (4/22). If you’ve been wanting to pick up some of this year’s exclusives, but you need something new to play them on, and you’re trying to save some cash, you may be in luck.

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XPN MusicNotes: Watch the trailer for new documentary Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Story

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XPN MusicNotes: Watch the trailer for new documentary Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Story

John Coltrane | via Atlanta Black Star

“I want to be a force for real good. In other words. I know that there are bad forces, forces that bring suffering to others and misery to the world, but I want to be the opposite force. I want to be the force which is truly for good.” -John Coltrane

A new documentary about jazz saxophone legend John Coltrane is coming out next month. Watch the trailer for Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Story below.

The film combines, archival footage, photographs and performances.  It’s narrated by Denzel Washington, and featured commentary from ...

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A Contrast in Sonics: Matana Roberts and Supersilent at the Poisson Rouge Last Night

Source: New York Music Daily

Matana Roberts stole the show at the Poisson Rouge last night. And she played solo, without the electronic rig she often employs. Purposefully, with a disarming, often shattering directness, she built songs without words, drawing on two centuries of gospel, blues and a little swing jazz. The first number was a matter-of-factly strolling gospel tune, more or less. After that, she developed a conversation for two or maybe even three voices, calm and resolute versus more agitated: Eric Dolphy and Coltrane together came to mind.

Although she has daunting extended technique and can squall with the best of them, the ...

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Coltrane at 90: Looking back at the jazz legend’s Philly years with weeklong celebration

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Coltrane at 90: Looking back at the jazz legend’s Philly years with weeklong celebration

Sonic Liberation 8, one of the bands taking part in Coltrane at 90 | photo courtesy of the artist

Next Friday, September 23, would have marked the 90th birthday of iconic saxophonist John Coltrane. Though he passed away nearly half a century ago at only 40 years old, Trane’s legacy continues to cast an enormous shadow over the jazz landscape, influencing generations of musicians not only through his playing but also in his restless experimentation, never-ceasing evolution and spiritual quest.

Coltrane only lived in Philadelphia for about a decade, spending most of the 1950s in the Strawberry Mansion rowhome that ...

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Philadelphia Jazz Project to celebrate John Coltrane’s 90 birthday with free events

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Philadelphia Jazz Project to celebrate John Coltrane’s 90 birthday with free events

via the Philadelphia Jazz Project

Next month, music fans around the world will be celebrating what would have been jazz legend John Coltrane’s 90th birthday on September 23rd. While Coltrane wasn’t born here, he moved to Philadelphia in 1943 after he graduated from high school, and lived in West Philly until he moved to New York in 1958. Philadelphia Jazz Project, along with WRTI, will be celebrating Coltrane’s music and significance over a nine day period from September 17th-26th with a series of free events including film screenings, media presentations, concerts, exhibitions and other special events.

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XPN MusicNotes: Watch Jimmy Fallon & Chris Martin sing David Bowie’s “Life on Mars?” and 25 more songs added to Library of Congress’ National Registry

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Late night host Jimmy Fallon unleashed his best David Bowie impression earlier this week as he sang Bowie’s classic “Life on Mars?” accompanied by Coldplay’s Chris Martin on piano. Watch.

XPN MusicNotes: Watch Jimmy Fallon & Chris Martin sing David Bowie’s “Life on Mars?” and 25 more songs added to Library of Congress’ National Registry

Miles Davis recording Kind of Blue | Photo by Frank Driggs

The Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry has added the album “A Love Supreme”  by John Coltrane, to its archives.   The National Recording Registry preserves recordings of cultural or historical significance.   The albums: “It’s My Way” by Buffy Sainte-Marie ...

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XPN MusicNotes: Gotta watch Boy George, Jack Black and Robby Krieger sing The Doors’ Hello, I Love You on Conan & more…

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rockcallamagazine.com50 years after The Doors formed, original guitarist Robby Krieger joined with Jack Black and Boy George to sing “Hello, I Love You” on the Conan O’Brien Show. The performance followed a comment by Boy George listing The Doors, along … Continued

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MuiscNotes from the XPN Morning Show: John Coltrane documentary due next year, Johnny Marr cancels rest of tour, and Modest Mouse teases new music.

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coltraneJohn Coltrane’s estate has authorized a documentary that will be released to theaters late next year. It will be written and directed by filmmaker John Scheinfeld, who has produced documentaries on John Lennon and on Harry Nilsson. The film will … Continued

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John Coltrane’s legendary performance at Temple University to be released on CD, Ars Nova Workshop to host panel discussion

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via Temple University Urban ArchivesOn Friday, November 11, 1966, when John Coltrane took the stage of Temple University’s Mitten Hall, he was at a stage in his evolution when music seemed to erupt forth from his body, and it was all he could do … Continued

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John Coltrane’s 1966 Temple University concert to be released this Fall

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ColtraneTempleIn 1966, less than a year before his death, jazz legend John Coltrane performed a concert at Temple University and its footage has seen many bootleg formats but, according to Pitchfork, will be released officially as Offering: Live At Temple University this fall. Set to arrive on what would’ve been Coltrane’s 88th birthday, September 13th, the disc will include the full 90 minute show including songs such as “Naima”, “My Favorite Things”, “Crescent”, “Leo”, and “Offering” and liner notes written by biographer Ashley Kahn.

The show was recorded at Temple’s Mitten Hall Auditorium and according to this first hand ...

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