"Bluer Than You Think"After reviewing hundreds of jazz albums, I'm always looking for something refreshing and new. An album by a band incongruously named Cowboys and Frenchmen seemed promising, and "Bluer Than You Think" did not disappoint. The group's name was inspired by a short film by David Lynch, "The Cowboy and The Frenchman." This offbeat take on the Western film genre is an apt metaphor for the group's beautifully twisted approach to jazz.
If you recognize the title of Richard X Bennett's CD, "Experiments With Truth," as part of the title of Mahatma Gandhi's autobiography, you're on your way to understanding the record's unusual propulsive music. Bennett is a jazz pianist who spent many years in Mumbai, immersed in Indian music. Although he acknowledges that piano is not a raga instrument, his music is firmly based on ragas.
While a student at the Eastman School of Music, saxophonist Luke Norris was already turning heads. He won second place in Keilwerth's Saxophone Idol Competition and third prize in the North American Saxophone Alliance Jazz Saxophone Competition. In the jazz world, he's worked with Dave Liebman, Charles Pillow, and Tim Hagans, but he's also lent his talents to Rochester rock and soul groups, ranging from Thunder Body to Danielle Ponder and The Tomorrow People.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".