Jazz Alternatives playlist for 07/14/2010

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Artist Title Album Label Link
Dawn of Midi Laura Lee First
Beck Replica Modern Guilt
Wadada Leo Smith A Thousan Cranes: A Memorial for Amir Hamzehi Light Upon Light
Dawn of Midi No Abhor First
Autechre TAPR DRAFT 7.30
Various Akazehe par deux jeuns filles Burundi: Musiques Traditionelles
Radiohead Harry Patch (In Memory Of) Harry Patch (In Memory Of)
Anthony Braxton 106C triadic spiral 19 [solo] Compositions,1988
Boards of Canada Eagle in Your Mind Music Has the Right to Children
Dawn of Midi The Floor First
Mark Dresser/Mark Feldman/Hank Roberts Gartman's Arcado-String Trio
Sleeping States Rings of Saturn
Pierre-Laurent Aimard Etudes (Book One): Arc-en-ciel Ligeti: Works for Piano
Max Roach Garvey's Ghost Percussion Bitter Sweet
Ensemble Pakistan The City Waits for You
Dawn of Midi One First
Triosk Intensives Leben The Headlight Serenade
Glenn Gould Variation 25 The 1955 Goldberg Variations
Henry Threadgill and Make a Move 100 Year Old Game Where's Your Cup?
Dawn of Midi A Way With Words Unreleased
Keith Jarrett Mortgage on my Soul (Wah-Wah) Birth
Wolfgang Von Schweinitz Region 1 Plainsound Glissando Modulation
Dawn of Midi Civilization of Mud and Ember First
Dirty Projectors Two Doves Bitte Orca

The Musician's Show with guests Dawn of Midi

Dawn of Midi is a collective made up of Pakistani percussionist Qasim Naqvi, Indian contrabassist Aakaash Israni and Moroccan pianist Amino Belyamani. Creating a bold face on the notion of idiosyncratic music, Dawn of Midi blends together the sentiments of many musical worlds. In this age of modern improvisation where the distinctions between musical normatives are blurred, DOM’s thematic and timbral approach is reminiscent of many genres bound in one simultaneous moment.

Dawn of Midi, based in New York City and Paris, blends together the sentiments of many musical worlds. One can hear the harmonic language of Debussy spliced with the clammer and rattle of extended techniques evoking Cage’s piano preparations. In the global art music setting, one can sense a paradigm shift that veers towards an appreciation of timbre, color, and the silences that frame a musical offering. This new sensibility is immediately recognizable within DOM’s language. Dawn of Midi is creating a sound that connects with people who are unfamiliar with improvised music as well as highly adept listeners of more eclectic musical stylings.