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Mulatu Astatke played Temple of Dendur (pics), the kickoff to World Music Institute’s 2016/2017 season (lineup)

Check out pics from Mulatu Astatke's set, and peruse the entire World Music Institute 2016/2017 schedule (Bebel Gilberto, Seu Jorge, Mbongwanna Starr/Songhoy Blue & more).

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Kamasi Washington at Red Bull Music Academy at Greenpoint Terminal
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pics: Kamasi Washington, Pharoah Sanders, & Sun Ra Arkestra @ Greenpoint Terminal

It was a great night of spiritual jazz at Greepoint Terminal on Sunday night (5/8), featuring legends Pharaoh Sanders, Sun Ra Arkestra and relative newcomer Kamasi Washington. The warehouse style space (around the corner from the Brooklyn Expo Center) was lit with projections and the stage was set up in the round, with...

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Robert Glasper teaching a Miles Davis course at NYU, scored the ‘Miles Ahead’ biopic

Jazz/hip hop musician Robert Glasper will now double as a professor at NYU, helping to teach a course on Miles Davis, whose new biopic Miles Ahead (starring Don Cheadle), he scored. For the class, he's teaming with Ashley Kahn, author of Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece...

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Photo by Greg Cristman | www.gregCphotography.com
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McCoy Tyner trio ft. Gary Bartz played the Blue Note (pics and review); more shows coming up

The Blue Note Jazz Club was the host to jazz legend McCoy Tyner and his trio on Monday.

McCoy, as you may know, was the pianist in John Coltrane's classic quartet from 1960-1965 and has had an long and brilliant solo career si...

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comedian H. Jon Benjamin is releasing a jazz LP on Sub Pop featuring Aziz Ansari and Kristen Schaal (video, streams)

Comedian H. Jon Benjamin is releasing his first musical project, a jazz album called Well I Should Have...* (*Learned How to Play Piano), which comes out Friday (11/27) and is available right now digitally via Sub Pop...

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Norwegian jazz singer Karin Krog released new anthology on Light in the Attic, playing Joe’s Pub

To listen to opening track "As A Wife Has A Cow" is to jump into the deep end. It's 54 seconds of words, voice, and technology, a looped, echoing reading of a Gertrude Stein poem...

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Kamasi Washington released ‘The Epic’ on Brainfeeder; NPR streaming its release show tonight (ft. Thundercat & more)

Jazz saxophonist/composer Kamasi Washington has been at it for over a decade -- early works include Young Jazz Giants, his quartet with Stephen Bruner aka Thundercat and others, who released a self-titled album in 2004 -- but he's been in the spotlight recently thanks to his contributions to Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly and his debut album as a bandleader, The Epic, which came out earlier this month on Flying Lotus' label Br...

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Blue Note signs saxophonist Charles Lloyd (who’s playing The Met), collaborates with Sonos on blue speaker

Blue Note Records announced:More than 50 years into an already legendary career, 2015 is shaping up to be a momentous year for Charles Lloyd...

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Cuneiform Records celebrating 30 years tonight in Brooklyn w/ Curtis Hasselbring, Microscopic Septet & Ideal Bread

Founded in 1984 and based in Washington DC , Cuneiform Records is one of the longest-running and largest independent record labels in North America, dedicated to releasing high-quality recordings by some of the world's best and most adventurous musicians, and distributing and promoting these releases worldwide...

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Teruo Nakamura performing from his 1976/’77 LPs in NYC

Jazz bassist/producer Teruo Nakamura will be playing two upcoming shows with his Rising Sun band that will focus on material from his albums Rising Sun (1976) and Manhattan Special (1977)...

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