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SAVAK released new 7″ (listen), list their favorite LPs of 2017, touring

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

SAVAK will be on a short tour in January featuring The Effects (members of Faraquet and Beauty Pill) and North Carolina’s fierce, nervy Patois Counselors .

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Multi-Reedman Scott Robinson Releases a Vividly Trippy Sun Ra Tribute

Source: New York Music Daily

When booking a jazz group for a European tour, conventional wisdom is the weirder the better. Audiences there have had a voracious appetite for improvised music for decades. On this side of the pond, some of us forget that American crowds also have a history of being open to creative music: back in the 1960s, Charles Lloyd once sold out the immense New York Ethical Culture Society auditorium for an evening of free improvisation. So the Jazz Standard booking Scott Robinson’s sextet the Heliotones, with drummer Matt Wilson, trombonist Frank Lacy and Gary Versace on piano and organ, might ...

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Brooklyn Flea Record Fair announces Spring 2017 vendors & exclusive items

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The Brooklyn Flea Record Fair is back at Smorgasburg on May 20 (11 AM – 6 PM) with over 50 independent labels, record stores and vintage vendors represented.

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New comprehensive Sun Ra singles box set on the way

Source: The Key (WXPN)

New comprehensive Sun Ra singles box set on the way

via The Vinyl Factory

Attention lovers of jazz, in particular the music of Sun Ra, who lived in Philly from 1968 to 1993: Sun Ra Singles: The Definitive 45s Collection will be available as a limited edition, two vinyl box sets and three album vinyl gatefold edition beginning in November.

The description of the collection, according to The Vinyl Factory, is:

Spanning 1952-1991, the collection of rare discs which, like his LPs, were released in small quantities, has been pulled together from a number of sources; some have only been discovered in physical form in recent years, others ...

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Pitchfork list their 200 best songs of the 1970s

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Back in 2004, Pitchfork published their Top 100 Albums of the 1970s list, and today they’ve returned with the 200 Best Songs of the 1970s. Some of the artists who didn’t make the cut on the albums list are now here, like Black Sabbath, Grateful Dead, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith…

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Marc Ribot’s Young Philadelphians Bring Their Twisted Take on Philly Soul and Disco to Bowery Ballroom

Source: New York Music Daily

To say that guitarist Marc Ribot doesn’t let the grass grow under his feet is a something of an understatement; where this guy treads turns into Carthage. To take that to to its logical extreme; whatever he touches, he destroys – in the best possible sense of the word. The irrepressible downtown polymath’s career high point may be his shadowy, noir 2010 Silent Movies album, but his latest release, Live in Tokyo, with his group the Young Philadelphians – guitarist Mary Halvorson, bassist Jamaladeen Tacuma and drummer G. Calvin Weston – might be the best album of 2016. It’s a ...

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The Sun Ra Arkestra will be taking over 40th Street this weekend

Source: The Key (WXPN)

The Sun Ra Arkestra is, to put it simply, an experience. A concoction of far too many genres to list, the off-kilter big band will be performing for free as part of the 40th Street Summer Series on the University … Continued

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The Week’s Best Free MP3s, incl. Sun Ra, The GTVs and more

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Mount Airy based outfit The GTVs stopped by for this week’s Key Studio Session.  Armed with a vintage Hammond organ and a few tracks, the band performed songs that showcased their wide-ranging sound.  Check out the instrumental Ventures-inspired number “Sleeper … Continued

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Celebrating the legacy of futuristic jazz composer Sun Ra (and listening to his 1976 appearance on WXPN) for his 100th birthday

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Today we celebrate what would have been the 100th birthday of forward-thinking jazz icon Sun Ra. It’s likely you’ve heard his name, but if you don’t know much actually about him or his music, the folks at NPR Music put … Continued

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