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Shakespeare & the Blues - e.g., Rhapsodic

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What we have on hand is the first album by a New Orleans based trio that draws on elements of acid jazz, hip hop, and classical, in an open experimental setting, consisting of mostly instrumental...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2021-10-22)

Bhopal's Flowers - Alstromeria: A Journey on Earth & Beyond

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Something has been nagging me about the various jangle pop bands growing in popularity today, and I think that I have finally put my finger on it. While these bands are enamored with the...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2021-10-21)

Bruford - Rock Goes to College (Deluxe Edition)

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Ah, the heady days of 1979, when talented musicians could show their stuff and not be called self-indulgent. Oh, wait... That was by no means generally true in 1979, at least not in rock, but some...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2021-10-20)

PAKT - PAKT & Live in Pawling

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It was August 15th in 2020, the year of the plague, when four world class musicians and improvisers got together at the Shapeshifter Lab in Brooklyn, NYC. The project that night was called PAKT,...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2021-10-19)

Anders Buaas - Tarot

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While pursuing his Witches of Finnmark trilogy, Norwegian guitarist and composer Anders Buaas began work on a very special project, Tarot. Tarot is a collection of 22...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2021-10-18)

Chris Rodler - Left to My Own Devices

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The 90s and early 00s would not have been the same without bands such as Drama, Leger de Main, Gratto, RH Factor, Mythologic, Andeavor, and Razor Wire Shrine. None of these bands lasted more than...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2021-10-16)

Luca Zabbini - One

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My first exposure to Luca Zabbini was 14 years ago with Barock Project’s debut album, Misteriosevoci. At 23, the young Luca displayed some incredible keyboard chops, rivaling Keith...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2021-10-15)

Ches Smith - We All Break & Path of Seven Colors

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Haiti is a nation that has produced some wonderful and distinctive music, but hasn’t been covered much in these pages. American drummer Ches Smith has studied the music of Haiti extensively,...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2021-10-14)

Bruno Karnel - Las Ilusiones

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A couple years ago we reviewed Amra, Karnel’s collaboration with modular...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2021-10-13)

Ole Teigen - Aske og Jord

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Ole Teigen of the Norwegian psychedelic stoner doom trio Superlynx and other bands, reeling from the shock of his older brother, artist Karl Teigen, committing suicide, sought refuge in music. When...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2021-10-12)
 

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