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Justin Morell: Exit Music For Intelligent Life on Earth

Read "Exit Music For Intelligent Life on Earth" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Guitarist Justin Morell thinks big. His concept for writing the compositions for All Without Words: Variations Inspired By Loren (Tiger Turn, 2021), from the John Daversa Jazz Orchestra Featuring Justin Morell, came to being via his experiences in raising his autistic son. Now, his Exit Music For Intelligent Life On Earth explores the challenges concerning climate change and a potential search for a new home for humankind. Science fiction novels contain a subgenre called speculative fiction. Exit Music ...

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Justin Morell Quintet: The Music Of Steely Dan

Read "The Music Of Steely Dan" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Rock/pop band, “Steely Dan" signified the epitome of hip-ness thanks to a string of monumentally successful recordings. They blended cool, jazzy licks with memorably melodic themes and soul, blues, rock frameworks during their successful 1970's run. In fact, the main proprietors of the band, keyboardist, Donald Fagen, and bassist, Walter Becker hired well-known jazz session musicians on several occasions. So, the jazz connection was in place, amid the unit's witty or perhaps, Dylan-esque lyricism and often endearing arrangements. With that, ...


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