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Ken Vandermark, Kent Kessler, and Hamid Drake are back to help improvised music fans release holiday stress

In January the DKV Trio released The Fire Each Time (Not Two), a six-CD box set documenting a string of gigs that percussionist Hamid Drake, bassist Kent Kessler, and reedist Ken Vandermark played with multi-instrumentalist Joe McPhee in four different countries during the last two months of 2017. This set—and previous DKV recordings featuring the […]

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RIP Joe Maneri

Joe Maneri Singular Boston-area reedist Joe Maneri died yesterday at home at 82, his family at his side. Though he never gained widespread fame—in part because he spent most of his career in academia, teaching at the New England Conservatory of Music, and in part because his microtonal approach alienated him from standard jazz harmony […]