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California Guitar Trio: Andromeda

Read "Andromeda" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


California Guitar Trio celebrates it twentieth anniversary on Andromeda. Protégé's of iconic progressive rock guitarist Robert Fripp (of King Crimson fame), the trio's distinct and borderless methodologies have garnered acclaim throughout the past two decades. The band was often the opening act during King Crimson's late 1990s and early 2000s renaissance. Here, the artists and a special guests pay a bit of homage to the constellations. “Andromeda" finds the trio incorporating a touch of classical inferences and folk-rock, ...

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Crimson Jazz Trio: King Crimson Songbook Volume 2

Read "King Crimson Songbook Volume 2" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


With The King Crimson Songbook Volume 1, (DGM Live, 2005), the Crimson Jazz Trio reinvigorated some of the best tunes from one of the most influential progressive rock bands of all. The trio's drummer, Ian Wallace, played with King Crimson in the 1970s and was crucial to the sound of their fourth album, Islands (Island, 1971), while pianist Jody Nardone and bassist Tim Landers are clearly fans of the band and together the three musicians form a tightly knit ensemble. ...

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Crimson Jazz Trio: King Crimson Songbook Volume 2

Read "King Crimson Songbook Volume 2" reviewed by John Kelman


It's nothing new to take contemporary popular music and interpret it in a jazz context, but few groups are formed around the singular premise of exploring just one group. The Crimson Jazz Trio (CJ3)--pianist Jody Nardone, bassist Tim Landers and drummer Ian Wallace (the trio's formative drive and direct link to King Crimson, playing on the often undervalued Islands (Island, 1971))--hit relative pay dirt with The King Crimson Songbook Volume One (DGM Live, 2005). Wallace's unexpected passing in February, 2007 ...

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Roger Powell: Fossil Poets

Read "Fossil Poets" reviewed by John Kelman


Best known as charter member of Todd Rundgren's sometimes progressive/sometimes New Wave pop band Utopia, Roger Powell has also worked with David Bowie and Meat Loaf. Keith Emerson may have made a bigger splash with Emerson, Lake & Palmer, but it was Powell who, with Cosmic Furnace (Atlantic, 1973), released the first all-synthesizer rock record. Tangerine Dream had already been around for a few years, but its synth-laden work always featured other instruments, including guitar, bass, flute and violin. Fossil ...


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