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Dancing on the Edge of Logic, Where Poetry Lies

A Conversation with Ornette Coleman


John Kruth, Ornette Coleman & Brian Ritchie jamming at Ornette's in April 2010 (photo by Varuni Kulasekera)


By John Kruth

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King Missile (Dog Fly Religion) at (Le) Poisson Rouge With Mixel Pixel!

Date: March 18, 2010
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge

Text by Jim Hoey

It made perfect sense that when I walked into this show, down the stairs at (Le) Poisson Rouge, Mixel Pixel was already on stage in fuzzy animal costumes with guitars and a laptop and a big screen projecting cartoons, and little kids were dancing in the light, encouraged by their way cool parents to run around. Everything was fuzzy and bright, and just a bit day-glo, despite the dark interior.

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Le Poisson Rouge Presents: King Missile (Dog Fly Religion) this coming Thursday!!!!

Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 7 pm
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street & Thompson, NY, 212-505-3474)
Ticket: $15
Genre: nu folk, anti-folk?, avantgarde?

Opening act: Mixel Pixel

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If the Moon Loves You – A Meeting with Bachir Attar of The Master Musicians Of Jajouka.

Bachir and John (photo by John Kruth)

Bachir and John (photo by John Kruth)

by  John Kruth

It had been quite some time since THE MASTER MUSICIANS Of JAJOUKA last came to town. In fact they hadn’t been around much at all once W laid siege to the White House. For most Americans the Bush “error” came to an end when the fat lady (Aretha Franklin) finally sang at Obama’s inauguration on the cold morning of January 20, 2009. But for a couple hundred New Yorkers the deal was finally sealed on Saturday, February 28th when THE MASTER MUSICIANS  climbed on to the small stage of the Knitting Factory, draped in green djellabas, wielding their piercing pipes and thundering drums.

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