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Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - The Lonely Bull & Five Others

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“You hear three notes and you know it’s Herb Alpert,” remarked Miles Davis in a 1989 interview. That isn’t at all surprising considering Herb Alpert and the Tijuana...

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(Posted by Mac Beaulieu 2006-05-01)

John Coltrane - A Love Supreme

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McLatchey's Second Tier

My friend Charles says it would have been Coltrane's 89th birthday today, which also made me muse a bit on how McCoy Tyner still seems indefatigable...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2015-09-23)

Larry Young - In Paris - The ORTF Recordings

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As with the previously reviewed Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra release, All...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2016-06-15)

The Moody Blues - The Magnificent Moodies

Cover art In December '64 The Moody Blues first hit the U.K. charts with a cover of U.S. soul singer Bessie Banks' "Go Now," with its expansive harmonies sounding a bit like a British take on the Righteous...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2007-03-01)

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2020-03-17
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2020-03-06
McCoy Typer RIP – Word reaches us today of the passing of one of the most influential pianists in the history of jazz, McCoy Tyner. His tenure with John Coltrane in the early 60s includes some of the most treasured recordings of the era, including My Favorite Things and A Love Supreme. After leaving Coltrane's group, he had a long and successful solo career. He was 81. » Read more

2020-02-18
Jon Christensen RIP – Word reaches us today of the passing of Norwegian drummer Jon Christensen, a musician whose sensitive playing did much to help define the atmospheric sound of ECM jazz recordings. His work with Jan Garbarek, Bobo Stenson, Terje Rypdal, and many more was sensitive and varied, adapting to a wide variety of styles while maintaining a distinct identity of its own. Christensen was 76. » Read more

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Gong Announces UK Tour for 2020 – Having spent the last few years touring the world, including dates in Japan with psych legend Steve Hillage, multiple headline European tours and festivals, America’s Cruise to the Edge festival, a South America headline tour, and a headline performance at Tomorrow Festival in China, the band have won the hearts of both traditional and modern Gong fanbases. During this live journey, Gong has delved further into the truly psychedelic, exploratory, and mind-expanding side of the music. » Read more


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Drifting in Silence - Facewithin – Drifting in Silence is the electronic brainchild of composer and multi-instrumentalist Derrick Stembridge and Facewithin is his fifth release of ambient-based dance music. The eight tracks, three of...  (2010) » Read more

The Mackrosoft - Antonio's Giraffe – Aja West and company return with eight new slabs of sweet funked-up instrumental jazz, more emphasis on the latter than the former this time, apparently a tribute to the late Antonio Carlos Jobim...  (2007) » Read more

Babe Ruth - Greatest Hits – First, a bit of a history lesson. British band Babe Ruth debuted in 1972, sporting an incendiary hard rock sound ignited by the forceful voice of Janita "Jennie" Haan and jamming...  (1996) » Read more

David Davidson - Celtic Fantasy – There are loads of musicians trying to cash in on the Celtic music craze, and here’s another. This quote found on the web site should be warning enough: “David’s passionate use of...  (2001) » Read more

Zoot Horn Rollo - We Saw a Bozo under the Sea – As one of two guitar men behind Captain Beefheart in the Magic Band and offshoot group Mallard, Bill Harkleroad has seen many a change in his thirty-plus years. As chronicled in his book Lunar Notes...  (2003) » Read more



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