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Dave Sumner

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Years of immersion in modern jazz music has left Dave Sumner incapable of interacting with normal society. Out of pity as much as anything else, he was asked to be the AllAboutJazz Download of the Day editor, as well as to pick out the best of the weekly jazz new releases for eMusic. He uses his time productively by writing about jazz for his own site BirdIsTheWorm.com, as well as the site MusicIsGood.org, which came about from a group effort initiated by like-minded members of the eMusic forum. He can be found on Twitter here or at his site, Bird is the Worm. He also writes fiction novels for his own amusement.

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Discover: Northern Spy

[Get a taste of Northern Spy's catalog with this free 16-track sampler… more »

15 Modern Jazz Covers of Mode…

Despite popular belief, jazz and pop music aren’t at odds. In the p… more »

Bill Frisell, Big Sur…

Guitarist Bill Frisell has spent a career making strange and beautiful mu… more »

Adam Fairhall, The Imaginary…

On The Imaginary Delta, pianist and composer Adam Fairhall speaks with a… more »

Jeremy Siskind, Finger-Songwr…

There is a classic intimacy to the piano, sax, vocals of the Jeremy Siski… more »

Amit Friedman Sextet, Sunrise…

Creating his own mix of jazz and Middle Eastern music, saxophonist Amit F… more »

Goran Kajfes, X/Y

Trumpeter Goran Kajfes lives two different lives, one as a creator of mus… more »

Vicky Tilson Quartet, Tales F…

Vicky Tilson is a classically trained oboist and pianist who developed an… more »

John Stowell & Christoph…

Origin label vet John Stowell and fellow Pacific Northwestjazz vet bring… more »

Miho Wada, Para Ti

Naming her style “Japanese punk jazz,” Miho Wada finds a way… more »

Blake Lyman, Anthology, For N…

Titling his debut album Anthology, For Now displays the amusing sense of… more »

Bill Dixon, Envoi

When an artist passes, there is, justifiably, an added significance place… more »

Take Acre, Take Acre

The opening notes of Take Acre’s debut album seem not to intrigue t… more »

Sunna Gunnlaugs, Long Pair Bo…

Bridging the divide between the atmospheric introversion of the Norwegian… more »

New Jazz This Week

In the jazz world, 2012 is starting off strong, with some late 2011 arriv… more »

Tunnel Six, Lake Superior…

When the members of an ensemble sacrifice all selfish thought and throw t… more »

Kekko Fornarelli, Room of Mir…

The late Esbjorn Svensson transformed the piano trio with his use of elec… more »

Markus Pesonen Hendectet, Hum…

On Hum, waves of noise crash down, one after the other, an 11-piece army… more »

The South Trio, Elegy for a R…

Whenever a piano trio employs electronic effects on a recording, as The S… more »

RIP Jazz Great Paul Motian, 1…

The jazz world mourned a great loss on Nov. 22, when legendary drummer Pa… more »

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