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Lisa McClowry: Lisa McClowry Sings Acoustic Alchemy

Read "Lisa McClowry Sings Acoustic Alchemy" reviewed by Jeff Winbush


It's an interesting dilemma: how does a singer cover a band whose songs have no lyrics? The solution the Chicago-based tandem of vocalist Lisa McClowry and producer Jim Peterik came up with was not only to add lyrics to the songs of Acoustic Alchemy, but to invite the guitar duo of Greg Carmichael and Miles Gilderdale to play them as well, making this not a tribute, but a collaboration.McClowry's voice leans toward “jazzy" more than to “jazz," and ...

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Jim Peterik: Jim Peterik's Lifeforce

Read "Jim Peterik's Lifeforce" reviewed by Jeff Winbush


Jim Peterik describes his music as “jazz that rocks." As far as self critiques go, that's a fair assessment. After Jeff Beck found critical and commercial success with Blow by Blow (Epic, 1975), it opened the door for other rock guitarists (Rick Derringer, Craig Chaquico, Ronnie Montrose) to jump in and start playing jazz fusion or New Age instrumentals. Whether that makes these guys serious jazz musicians or slumming rock n' rollers who shouldn't quit their day jobs is subject ...


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