The online jazz magazine Point of Departure has a new issue out today: "Issue 8 features a comprehensive look at the music of Finnish pianist-composer Iro Haarla. Northbound features a review of Haarla's "ECM Quintet" at the UMO Festival in Helsinki, an interview with Haarla, and an extensive survey of Haarla's recordings with Edward Vesala, Sound & Fury, Rolling Thunder, and her projects as leader and co-leader. The Turnaround! features a 1996 article on pianist Myra Melford. The Circle with a Hole in the Middle revisits an out-of-print album by Voice, a quartet with Julie Tippetts, Maggie Nichols, Phil Minton and Brian Eley. Bassist and film maker John Lindberg takes the Travellin' Light questionnaire. Moment's Notice contains reviews of CDs Don Byron's Junior Walker tribute, Nels Cline's Andrew Hill tribute and a recently unearthed Steve Lacy Quintet session from the mid 1970s."
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