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The Souljazz Orchestra | Rising Sun

We're living in the middle of a veritable renaissance of "Spiritual Jazz."
Strut (2010)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  February 26, 2010
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Ethiopiqued

Last spring, Danny Mekonnen and Jonah Rapino led Boston's fledgling Ethiopian pop group Debo Band straight to Addis Ababa. They played a local festival, made friends with nightclub owners, and found an Ethiopian Airlines deal for a free trip down the c
Debo Band go from the Western Front to East Africa
By MATT PARISH  |  January 29, 2010
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Mulatu Astatke and the Heliocentrics | Inspiration Information 3

The idea behind the Strut label's Inspiration Information series is simple: pair "modern artists and producers with their musical heroes"
Strut  (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  May 01, 2009
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Bouncement 3

Lately it’s seemed like Old Home Days for Toneburst, the influential artcore junglist collective that was a locus of Boston’s underground dance scene in the mid ’90s.

. . . and other singular beats


By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  April 08, 2008
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Cooling it

It's good news that the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, in conjunction with Berklee College of Music, is bringing back jazz as a regular part of its concert season.
A wealth of winter jazz
By JON GARELICK  |  December 26, 2007
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Trane, Joyce Dee Dee, Sco, and more

The official kickoff to the season begins with the week of activities celebrating the 30th anniversary of the John Coltrane Memorial Concert.
A jam-packed season of jazz
By JON GARELICK  |  September 12, 2007