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AACM (Musicians)
The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) is a Chicago-based foundation for free jazz, founded in 1965 by Muhal Richard Abrams. The AACM is devoted “to nurturing, performing, and recording serious, original music,” according to their charter. Their motto is, “Great Black Music, Ancient to the Future.”
AACM in Reviews
Music Review | posted 03.11.2011
Steve Colson & The Unity Troupe
Triumph!
Music-wise and optically, Steve Colson’s debut was already a well done job when it was released in 1980. What was available as a private pressing back then is now finally being re-released.
Music Review | posted 13.06.2011
Matana Roberts
Coin Coin Chapter One: Gens de Coloeur Libres
It’s its fiery, stirring and yet thoughtful force, which makes this anthem of freedom and independence so very exceptional in these days.
Recent Articles
Music Column | posted 19.04.2021
Records Revisited
Gil Scott-Heron – Pieces Of A Man (1971)
He was called the “Godfather of Hip Hop” because he wrote about drugs, racism and the Divided States of America. Gil Scott-Heron’s most successful album is now 50 years old – and more timely than ever.
Music List | posted 22.04.2021
Leon Vynehall
10 All Time Favs
With his new album »Rare, Forever«, British producer Leon Vynehall continues the path he started with »Nothing Is Still« 3 years ago. Today he tells us 10 vinyl records that have shaped, improved and educated him.
Music Review | posted 08.04.2021
Robbie Basho
The Art Of The Acoustic String Guitar 6 & 12
Robbie Basho is considered a pioneer of the steel guitar. Now the great »The Art Of The Acoustic String Guitar 6 & 12« from 1976 has been reissued.
Music News | posted 08.03.2021
Elias Rahbani
Exclusive Edition: »Mosaic Of The Orient«
The great Lebanese songwriter Elias Rahbani passed away in January. His album »Mosaic Of The Orient« is now being reissued. Exclusively from us it is available in a limited Red Vinyl Edition.
Music Portrait | posted 08.04.2021
Gondwana Records
Soul And Character
As a DJ and musician, Matthew Halsall became a label operator. Starting with a local focus on Manchester’s contemporary jazz scene, the trumpeter, composer and bandleader has since given his imprint Gondwana Records a fairly international focus.