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Jazz Music

Yusef Lateef.

Sister Mamie.
Like It Is.
Happyology.
Morning.
Woody ‘n’ You.
Planet Earth.
See Line Woman.
Kongsberg.

The great Yusef Lateef was an important composer and tenor sax player that also contributed greatly in terms of bringing multi-instrumentalism {including “exotic” choices like the oboe and shehnai…} to jazz. He was also a major figure as far as incorporating “Eastern” sounds to Western music. Fundamentally, though, his massive, brawny, idiosyncratic tenor work alone catapults Yusef into the uppermost echelons.

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Audio Music

Vox Vulgaris.

Cantiga 213.
La Suite Meurtrière.
RΓ³kΓ‘tanc.
De Jordiska FrΓΆjdernas.

Edgy, evocative Medieval interpretations, from the album The Shape of Medieval Music to Come, a play on an iconic Ornette Coleman album.

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Studies in William Conrad and Jack Lord.

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Photographers photography

Selfhood, Studies in.

The author at work.

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Talk Talk.

The great mastermind Mark Hollis and colleagues. The band were renowned for their intricate, hypnotic soundscapes. Starting life as synth-poppers, the group evolved quickly and began delving into uncharted, experimental new worlds. The group disbanded in 1991, after recording their final album, Laughing Stock. Hollis retired from the music industry in 1998.

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Rufus Wainwright

The wondrously talented vocalist Rufus Wainwright.

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Actors Film Westerns

Liberty Valance.

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Audio Ethiopian music Music photography

Getatchew Mekurya.

Tezata.
Yèné Hassab Gwadegna.

The “Nightmare Carnival” stylings of saxophone maestro GΓ©tatchΓ¨w MΓ¨kurya.

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Audio Field recordings Music

Burundi.

Flute.
AkazΓ©hΓ© par Une Jeune Fille.
AkazΓ©hΓ© par Deux Jeunes Filles.

Mesmerizing music from the Republic of Burundi; truly timeless.

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Audio Music vocalists

Islamic Vocalists of Note.

Aqi Pishak: Love Song.
Abu Zelof.
Radha /Ga’s.
Tahlil.

Memorable music from the World of Islam series.