On the Nature of Rabbit Holes

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Wondering whatever happened to a favorite jazz indie label from years gone by prompts a web search that yields unanticipated discoveries: excellent new music representing a vital young scene.

Performance Response: Yuka Honda, Revert to Sea

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How vital is it to know the literary underpinnings of what's essentially an abstract musical work? Does something fundamental get lost in translation, so to speak, when you hear such a work without knowing the literature that inspired it?

Playlist.

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Jaap van Zweden, Skylark Quartet, Eve Risser White Desert Orchestra, Karel Husa, Rudy Royston Trio, and other stirring sounds playing lately at Night After Night HQ.

Conversation: Missy Mazzoli Meets Prototype

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I feel like the artists that we have showcased, the voices are really singular. I think of trends as being “lets get on the bandwagon and do it this way,” and I just don’t think we’re attracted to artists like that. The trend, maybe, is that rules aren’t really required anymore.