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Richard Bone: Coxa

Read "Coxa" reviewed by Douglas Payne


The multitalented and multi-textual keyboardist Richard Bone continues his ambient reflections on mid-1960s jazz with Coxa, his tenth disc as a leader and a sequel of sorts to 1998's bossa-oriented Electropica. Coxa, an anatomical term meaning hip bone (clever, huh?), is again inspired by producer Creed Taylor's galvanizing Verve productions of the mid-1960s. Here, though, Bone spices his jazz impressions with the work of vibesmen Cal Tjader and Dave Pike as well as Rudy Van Gelder, who single-handedly ...

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Richard Bone: Electropica

Read "Electropica" reviewed by Douglas Payne


Electropica is Rhode Islander Richard Bone's avant-ambient tribute to the significant influence of Bossa Nova. Bone is a one-man keyboard arsenal that launches his lush cocktails from the inspiration of Creed Taylor's Verve and CTI recordings of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Luis Bonfa, Joao Gilberto and Walter Wanderley. While the result doesn't possess the rich complexities of samba or much of the improvisation of jazz (with the possible exception of “Waveland"), Bone constructs bright and witty percussion motifs that elevate the ...


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