Roscoe Mitchell — Conversations I with Craig Taborn and Kikanju Baku

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Wide Hive Players – Turnstyle

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Calvin Keys – Electric Keys

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Larry Coryell – The Lift

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Throttle Elevator Music

Share artists: Kamasi Washington, Lumpy, and Matt Montgomery Buy now: | amazon | “A collective of talented in-house players from San Francisco-based label Wide Hive. Producer... 
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Larry Coryell with the Wide Hive Players

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Roscoe Mitchell Performs with George Lewis and Fred Frith (with Ilan Volkov/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra)

SHOW: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10:00 pm British time (5 pm Eastern, 2 pm Pacific) [Listen Live] This Saturday April 19, 2014 tune in to the BBC for a concert devised and recorded specially for Hear and Now, Ilan Volkov conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in works by three important figures from the world […]

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Roscoe Mitchell Featured in BBC Concert!

At a concert at Glasgow’s Grand Hall at 8 p.m. on Saturday, February 22, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra will perform an arrangement of Roscoe Mitchell’s song “Nonaah”. Mitchell, whose most recent Wide Hive release is Conversations I, will also perform at the concert, with Fred Frith and George Lewis. The event will be broadcast […]

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San Francisco Chronicle Profiles Calvin Keys

Lee Hildebrand covers Keys’s history, what he’s up to these days, and the popularity of his latest Wide Hive Release, Electric Keys, in his article, “Calvin Keys Jamming to Inspire Youth”: Guitarist Calvin Keys, who has hosted a Monday night jam at the 57th Street Gallery in North Oakland for 2 1/2 years, was fortunate as a teenager in […]

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Black Grooves’ Terry Simpkins on Electric Keys, Turnstyle

“Both releases have considerable merits.  Keys is a fluid, quicksilver guitarist reminiscent of Grant Green, albeit with an edgier feel and tone, and on his disc the Wide Hive Players offer tough, down-home support on funky grooves like ‘Backyard,’ ‘Rhubarb Jam,’ and the title track.  ‘Senior Moment’ throws a quasi-second line groove into the mix, […]

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SunHerald’s Ricky Flake: Electric Keys, Turnstyle “Gems” from 2013

“The personnel listed on the WH Players’ release are Matt Montgomery (songwriting, bass, piano and keyboards), label head/photographer Gregory Howe (songwriting and B3 organ), Calvin Keys (guitar), Doug Rowan (saxophone), Mike Rinta (trombone) and drummers Thomas McCree and Josh Jones. Many of these folks are featured on Keys’ album. “‘Turnstyle’ presents instrumental compositions that would […]

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Another Great Write-up for ‘Electric Keys’!

There aren’t a whole lot of guitarists who can claim fitting in with big names as diverse as Ray Charles, Ahmad Jamal, Jimmy Smith and Bobby Hutcherson, but super sideman Calvin Keys has been there, done that. His playing style makes it easy to understand how he has been able to spend a five-decade career […]

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