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Author Archives: Cody DeFalco

  • Darius Jones

    Over the past decade, Darius Jones has created a recognizable voice as a critically acclaimed saxophonist and composer by embracing individuality and innovation in the tradition of African-American music. “Jones’ concept is proudly his own,” writes Philip Clark in The Wire. “[His music] poses big questions about the relationship between the African-American tradition of spirituals, …

  • Maurice Louca

    Maurice Louca, one of the most gifted musicians and composers on Egypt’s thriving underground music scene, announces his new album Saet El-Hazz (The Luck Hour), to be released September 24, 2021 via Sub Rosa and Northern Spy. The forthcoming full-length album draws voraciously on Arabic music, psychedelic folk, and free improv and the lead single …

  • Melvin Gibbs

    Melvin Gibbs is a composer, musician, artist, and writer, born, raised, and currently based in Brooklyn, N.Y.  He has been called “the greatest bassist in the world” by Time Out New York magazine and was last year’s winner of JazzTimes Magazine’s Critics Poll in the category: Electric Bass. His wide-ranging musical resume includes membership in bands …

  • Masma Dream World

    Masma Dream World is the solo recording project of multi-disciplinary artist/healer Devi Mambouka. Born to a Gabonese ambassador and a Singaporean mother, Devi (pronounced: day-vee), is a child of the world, and one who learned to tap into her inner magic to overcome trauma, abuse, and addiction. Singing is the refuge Devi has known since she was six …

  • Allegra Krieger

    Most often, forgetting can feel like a failure—a missed birthday or a neglected anniversary. But forgetting can also mean freedom, an unburdening from past twinges of pain. On her debut album, The Joys of Forgetting, Allegra Krieger embraces the idea of forgetting as relief. Growing up in suburban Florida, Krieger was raised staunchly Catholic. Much …

  • Ceramic Dog

    By May 2020, Marc Ribot had begun to find being depressed depressing. The guitarist and his Ceramic Dog trio—bassist/multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily and drummer Ches Smith—hadn’t played for months. So, all involved decided to head to Ismaily’s Figure 8 Recording studio in Brooklyn to record what would become Hope, set for release June 25 on Northern …

  • Psymon Spine

    Biologists define “charismatic megafauna” as plant and animal species whose size and appearance tend to draw larger groups of people to ecological causes. It’s a curious, fascinating phrase that also perfectly defines the sneaky appeal of Psymon Spine’s second album of the same name. Fusing psychedelic pop and the deep grooves of dance music, the …

  • Josh Johnson

    When Chicago-area native Josh Johnson moved to Los Angeles eight years ago, he thought his stay would be temporary. The saxophonist and keyboardist would spend a year or two there: enough time to learn from two of his heroes, Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter, but not a complete geographic pivot. After all, for musicians — especially those making …

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