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"Drifter" continues 

Old Time Musketry

's pursuit of a distinctly American music that draws on the exuberant spirit of jazz, the poignant melodies and soulful grooves of rock and folk music, and the energy and spontaneity of free improvisation.  The new album is the follow-up to Old Time Musketry's critically acclaimed debut, "Different Times," which received a four-star rating in Downbeat Magazine and inclusion in their year-end "Best Albums" list.

"Drifter" is out March 31st on NCM East Records. The NYC release show is Sunday, April 5th at 8:30pm at Cornelia Street Cafe.

Adam Schneit:

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Dolly Parton / Emmylou Harris / Linda Ronstadt: Trio

I saw Emmylou Harris perform this past summer at Lincoln Center Out of Doors, and it was the best show I've seen in a while. Some people make the claim that Emmylou is a more compelling harmony singer than a lead singer...I don't necessarily agree, but it got me thinking about the magic of vocal harmony when wielded by folks as skillful as the ones on this album: Dolly Parton, Emmylou, and Linda Ronstadt. There is nothing that gives me more of a visceral emotional response than voices so attuned to and supportive of one another that one almost embodies the same space as the if for a moment, one could actually understand in a hyper-empathic way what it is actually like to *be* that other person. A total subsuming of one's ego in support of another.  I've had glimpses of this in my own musical life: playing harmonies behind a great singer and feeling chills and losing myself when that indescribable sense of communion is momentarily reached; or with a band or in a free improvisation, where spontaneously something is arrived at that instantly eliminates the space between separate selves and opens up something that feels limitless. It's the greatest feeling. Granted, there's a bit of cheesy production on this album and not all the songs are my favorites. But the depth and weight of these singers' experiences in combination with another represent something really magical and inspirational...something close to real empathy and compassion in music.

JP Schlegelmilch:

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Franz Schubert 


 - Ian Bostridge and Julius Drake

Every winter I like to spend some quality time staring into the abyss of Schubert's dark song cycle 


. This year my listening was intensified by the brutal winter weather and by discovering the tenor Ian Bostridge's amazing recordings. Bostridge also made a series of music videos to accompany the songs which really capture the desolate, existential angst of the music and poetry.

Max Goldman:

"Street Woman" by Ornette Coleman from The Science Fiction Sessions

I recently found myself out late in Williamsburg (don't judge me) and instead of taking a cab or the train home I decided to make the walk back home in the cold.  I put on the Science Fictions Sessions as I made my way along the still industrial East River waterfront.

The melody has an incredible forward  motion and floats in and out of time with the unbelievably propulsive groove of Charlie Haden and Ed Blackwell.  I've always felt there was something other worldly and haunting about this record and it's one that I am always grateful to come back to.

Mixtape II

<a href="">A MIXTAPE Volume 2 by Wing Walker Music</a> Our second mixtape has finally arrived. Our goal is to highlight some independent music from all across the creative music spectrum that we love. We REALLY want people to hear this music so you can download it for NOTHING. That's right, it's completely free. If you like what you hear, PLEASE go purchase a record or two and share it with all of your friends. All of these musicians want to keep being able to put out albums and the only way for this to happen is if you actually purchase their music. DO IT!

1. Empyrean Atlas - Sycamore

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From the album Inner Circle featuring David Crowell on guitar, Andrew Smiley on guitar, Ryan Ferreira on guitar, Greg Chudzik on electric bass, and Jason Nazary on drums. Composed by David Crowell

2. Little King - Thought I Told You

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From the album My Friend on Not Art Records featuring Tomas Cruz on vocals, Richard Saunders on vocals, Michael Sachs on bass clarinet, Andrew Halchak on clarinet, and Timothy Norton on bass. Composed by Michael Sachs

3. Marike van Dijk - 22e (to everyone I miss)

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From the album The Stereography Project on Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records featuringMarike van Dijk on alto saxophone, Lucas Pino on clarinet and tenor saxophone, Ben van Gelder on bass clarinet and alto saxophone, Anna Webber on flute and tenor saxophone, Alan Ferber on trombone, Elinor Speirs on violin, Sita Chay on violin, Eric Lemmon on viola, Amanda Gookin on cello, Manuel Schmiedel on piano, Rick Rosato on bass, and Mark Schilders on drums. Composed by Marike van Dijk

4. Michaël Attias - Marina

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Unreleased. Composed by Michael Attias and then programed in Reason.

5. Old Time Musketry - Kept Close

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From the album Drifter on NCM East Records featuring Adam Schneit on tenor saxophone and clarinet, JP Schlegelmilch on accordion and piano, Phil Rowan on acoustic bass, and Max Goldman on drums. Composed by Adam Schneit

6. Machtelinckx / Jensson / Badenhorst / Wouters - Mr Maurin

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From the album Flock featuring Ruben Machtelinckx on banjo, Hilmar Jensson  on guitar, Joachim Badenhorst on clarinet, and Nathan Wouters on bass.

7. Twin Talk - Skoops

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From the album Sightline featuring Dustin Laurenzi on tenor saxophone, Katie Ernst on bass and vocals, and Andrew Green on drums. Composed by Katie Ernst

8. Bearthoven - Undertoad (Composed by Brooks Frederickson)

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Unreleased featuring Karl Larson on piano, Pat Swoboda on electric bass, and Matt Evans on drums. Composed by Brooks Frederickson