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JW Richard’s Top 25 Songs in 2014

Here are my top 25 songs in 2014. While there were a lot of really good musical moments, some songs went beyond the #tunecrush stage for me this year into long-playing relationship. The following...

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Review: Koko Jones – Who’s That Lady

Jazz percussionist and band leader Kojo Jones is an Englewood, New Jersey native. Additionally Ms. Jones is an African-American transgender woman, formerly known as ‘Bujo’ Kevin Jones. In a career spanning four decades, she...

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Review: Alicuanta

Alicuanta is a staged song cycle set to the texts of Mexican poet Francisco Serrano, co-composed by pianist David Ryshpan and vocalist Gitanjali Jain Serrano, Francisco’s niece. The subject of this work is the...

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Review: All India Permit

All India Permit is the new EP and the name of the jazz fusion trio. While on a Fulbright scholarship to study Carnatic (South Indian Classical) music in India in the spring of 2013,...

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GLM Q&A: The Tropics

San Francisco band The Tropics are releasing their debut EP, Wind House, on October 28th via Breakup Records. Their indie pop sound has been labeled as “exultantly poppy blood-pumping music” by Stereogum, who recently...