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2007 Stories by Ernest Barteldes

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  • Jody Gnant

    published December 27, 2007

    Though she gained plenty of attention for participating in Kyle MacDonald's One Red Paper Clip trade project and her 24-hour lifestreams on the... More >>

  • Stanley Clarke

    published December 13, 2007

    There can be little question that Stanley Clarke is one of the greatest jazz-fusion bassists alive today. He continues to make inspirational work... More >>

  • Kevin Michael

    published November 29, 2007

    Where is R&B going these days? That is the question posed by this Philadelphia newcomer, whose self-titled CD features guest appearances... More >>

  • Felix Da Housecat

    published November 8, 2007

    Chicago-based DJ Felix Da Housecat takes a journey back to disco with his new release, navigating through sonic textures from that bygone era.... More >>

  • Siouxsie

    published November 1, 2007

    On her first solo release, the former Banshee shows us that the influential punk songwriter of the '70s and '80s has moved on and evolved... More >>

  • Joni Mitchell

    published October 25, 2007

    There's gotta be something in the coffee at Hear Music. Not only did they snatch Paul McCartney away from a 40-plus-year relationship with EMI,... More >>

  • Eddie Daniels

    published October 18, 2007

    In his first appearance as a bandleader in New York in more than a decade, Santa Fe-based saxophonist and clarinetist Daniels played a four-day... More >>

  • Keali'i Reichel

    published October 18, 2007

    As one of the most prominent promoters of Hawaiian culture today, Keali'i Reichel (pronounced Key-ah-li-ee Ray-shell) takes an educational... More >>

  • Candy Dulfer

    published October 4, 2007

    Though she is only in her early 30s, Dutch-born saxophonist Candy Dulfer is a veteran in her own right, having performed and toured alongside the... More >>

  • Lauren White

    published September 27, 2007

    New vocalists emerge on the jazz scene every year, but Texas-based Lauren White is one who gratifies the listener through the honesty she gives to... More >>

  • Anoushka Shankar and Karsh Kale

    published September 20, 2007

    One thing you notice about Breathing Under Water is that Shankar was willing to go beyond the confines of classical Indian music (her... More >>

  • Zap Mama

    published September 20, 2007

    Cultural music is what you get with Congolese-born Marie Daulne, best known as the founder and frontwoman of Zap Mama. The band's music draws from... More >>

  • Awake and Alert

    published September 13, 2007

    The debut album of Tempe-based Awake and Alert, Devil in a Lambskin Suit (Five One, Inc.), is one of the most welcome surprises in the... More >>

  • Highwire Fiction

    published August 30, 2007

    Among the various influences cited by this Phoenix-based band on its MySpace page, the band describes its sound by telling a story of various... More >>

  • By The Wayside

    published July 26, 2007

    This Tempe-based indie band's new release shows that it has two positive points: plenty of enthusiasm and a refreshing willingness to be open and... More >>

  • Son de la Frontera

    published July 5, 2007

    Think of the music played by Spain's Son de la Frontera as pure acoustic music that does not rely on any studio gimmicks. The five-piece group... More >>

  • Arturo Sandoval

    published June 28, 2007

    After releasing a number of adventurous jazz albums, the Miami-based trumpeter goes back to his roots on this disc, delivering a straightforward... More >>

  • Paulina Rubio

    published June 28, 2007

    Following in the footsteps of Latina crossover artists like Shakira and Aterciopelados, this Mexican pop singer takes her music into directions... More >>

  • Cheb Nacim

    published May 3, 2007

    Rai (pronounced "rye") is the name given to the popular music that dominates Algeria's streets and nightclubs and that is present among immigrant... More >>

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