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Looking Back on 2017: Music
Looking Back 2017 Music

Featuring selections by Jem Cohen, Keith Connolly, Britton Powell, Alan Courtis, Byron Westbrook, and more.

Editor’s Tribute: Derek Bailey by Marc Ribot
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Derek Bailey, who died on December 25, is considered one of the founders—or the founder, depending on whom one asks—of the type of music known as free improvisation. 

Robert Quine by Marc Ribot

Robert Quine, former guitarist with Richard Hell & the Voidoids, Lou Reed, and many others—inconsolable since the death of his wife Alice a year ago—killed himself last June at the age of 61.

Frantz Casseus by Marc Ribot
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Haitian classical guitarist Frantz Casseus came to New York with the ambition to compose a distinct music, fusing the European classical tradition with Haitian folk elements.

Bill Frisell by Marc Ribot
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Bill Frisell and I have some things in common. We both play guitar differently than other boys and girls. And, before Bill moved to Seattle, we both were “downtown guitarists.” 

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