Editor's Picks: 5 Essential Jazz Albums- The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady

Charles Mingus’ 1963 masterpiece The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady is, like A Love Supreme, a groundbreaking and essential avant garde jazz album. The albums are also similar in that they both have interesting liner notes; Mingus recruited his psychotherapist, Dr. Edmund Pollack, to contribute a bit of writing on the album to be included there. Unlike Coltrane’s record, however, Mingus’ efforts were not as fo...

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Editor's Picks: 5 Essential Jazz Albums - A Love Supreme

John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme is, in my opinion, THE number one essential jazz album. Heralded by critics as an all time classic, this 1965 landmark record is one of the first truly great “spiritual jazz” records. A Love Supreme is the culmination of all of Coltrane’s creative developments up until that point; a fusion of his traditional hard bop and modal jazz sensibilities with the more avant-garde free ja...

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CD of the Month November: Xen - Arca

Though Halloween may be over, the most nightmarish album of the year has arrived in November. Venezuelan electronic producer Arca follows up his first mixtape with his Mute debut entitled Xen. Though he has collaborated with Bjork and contributed to Yeezus by Kanye West, Arca has released his most challenging and experimental album to date. Even though Arca has worked with many high-profile artists, also includi...

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Music News: November 4th, 2014

In case you missed it, here are the music news articles as announced by James of the morning show. Ty Segall announces compilation album $ingle$ 2 to be released later in November: http://pitchfork.com/news/57311-ty-segall-announces-new-compilation-ingle-2/ Freddie Gibbs alleged target at shooting outside of Rough Trade in Brooklyn: http://pitchfork.com/news/57310-freddie-gibbs-allegedly-targeted-in-shooti...

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Hope you had a nice Halloween!

From us to you, hope all you 1190 listeners had a wonderful and spooky Halloween!  Now, back to your regularly scheduled programming......

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