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August 03, 2009

Jazz, Not Pornography

One of the nice things about eMusic is their 'curated' articles, introducing an artist, a label or a genre from the viewpoint of the curator's love affair with same. Towards the bottom of the front page is the 'fresh stuff' heading, Today's Buzz. It isn't refreshed daily, but frequently enough, and this evening, it was full of Criss Cross New Arrivals. Criss Cross is a Dutch label run nearly single-handedly by Gerry Teekens, and has promoted new jazz artists since 1980.

The Today's Buzz block included a link to The eMusic Dozen: Criss Cross, and after spending the last hour of my evening grazing through samples from this article, I settled on Consenting Adults, which despite the title, is not a pornographic film, but rather a nine-year old album by Mark Turner, Brad Mehldau and Peter Bernstein, channeling '60s jazz ala Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and McCoy Tyner.

I've only given it a brief listen, but I'm looking forward to putting it on repeat while I code tomorrow...

Posted by dpwakefield at August 3, 2009 09:47 PM


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