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#KickingtheCanon by Paul Attard Music

Roscoe Mitchell Sextet | Sound

May 19, 2020

What’s the difference between music and noise? Besides general semantics, the two terms are perceived to create something of a dichotomy in relation to one another; often when trying to pass critical judgment on the sonic qualities of a recorded piece, there’s a tendency to dismiss compositions lacking rigid structure or strong melody as sharing the same aspects as amorphous white noise. Most musicians who produce these types of works don’t function within mainstream circles or ever have a hope…

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#KickingtheCanon by Jason Gubbels Music

Magic Sam | West Side Soul

Samuel Gene Maghett entered Cobra’s recording studios in 1957 as “Good Rocking Sam,” and luckily for all of us, some other Samuel was already laying claim to the clunky sobriquet. Maybe it really was Sam’s old friend and bass player Mack Thompson who suggested…

May 1, 2015
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