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Larry Coryell: Larry Coryell's Last Swing With Ireland

Read "Larry Coryell's Last Swing With Ireland" reviewed by Ian Patterson


In his latter life, Larry Coryell was a frequent visitor to Ireland, where he would invariably hitch up with bassist David Redmond and drummer Kevin Brady, the esteemed rhythm team for the likes of Tommy Halferty, Bill Carrothers, Norma Winstone and Ian Shaw. In May 2016, during Coryell's last trip to Ireland, he entered Dublin's Hellfire Studios, with Redmond and Brady, to record what would be his final studio album. At around forty-five minutes in duration, Larry Coyell's Last Swing ...

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Gary Husband: The Complete Diary of a Plastic Box

Read "The Complete Diary of a Plastic Box" reviewed by John Kelman


One of the biggest surprises for those who thought of Gary Husband as a drummer was his keyboard work on guitarist John McLaughlin's recent 4th Dimension tours (Fall, 2007/Spring, 2008) Still, those in the know are familiar with Husband's double life on albums including The Things I See (Angel Air, 2004), Aspire (Jazzizit, 2004) and A Meeting of the Spirits. But it all began with Diary of a Plastic Box, an album Husband crafted over a period of five years ...

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Ray Russell: Why Not Now

Read "Why Not Now" reviewed by John Kelman


Avoiding the worst trappings of New Age music yet leaning to its atmospheric ambience, guitarist Ray Russell's 1987 album Childscape , now released in remastered and expanded form as Why Not Now , is as interesting for what it's not as for what it is.

It's too intrusive and insistent to be ambient; too ethereal to be considered fusion by its more traditional definition; and too structured to be jazz, even though solos abound albeit in a context that has ...

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Gary Husband: The Things I See: Interpretations of the Music of Allan Holdsworth

Read "The Things I See: Interpretations of the Music of Allan Holdsworth" reviewed by John Kelman


Sometimes being a distinctive innovator on an instrument can have its disadvantages. Take guitarist Allan Holdsworth, who from the first notes he played on Ian Carr's '72 album, Belladonna , announced the arrival of a player with a completely distinctive vision, a guitar style that, with its rapid-fire legato runs, was more informed by saxophonists like John Coltrane than other guitarists. Over the course of the past thirty years and more than a dozen solo albums, he has forged a ...


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