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Radio & Podcasts

Hiromi, Alex Machacek, Jeff Sipe and Steve Weingart

Read "Hiromi, Alex Machacek, Jeff Sipe and Steve Weingart" reviewed by Len Davis


We begin with Hiromi from Brain, Chicago band Bad Dog U, Kick The Cat with Scramble and Alex Machacek from Improvision. Guitarist Nguyễn Le interpreting the music of Jimi Hendrix, Chris Poland from OHM and drummer Jeff Sipe from Timeless. Also, keyboard player Steve Weingart and bassist Adam Nitti . Playlist Hiromi “Kung-Fu world Champion" from Brain (Telarc) 00:00 Bad Dog U “Fancy Mixed Nuts" from Bad Dog U (Blu Jazz) 06:12 Kick The Cat “Scramble" from Scramble (Blu ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Pianist John Escreet, Bassist Janek Gwizdala, and Guitarist Alex Machacek

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John Escreet from Learn to Live, Janek Gwizdala Mystery to Me, Alex Machacek and Jimmy Haslip.Playlist John Escreet “Global Citizen" from Learn to Live (Blue Room) 00:00 Suomi Solmu “40 Acres and a Mule" from Facelift (Long Play) 05:49 Janek Gwizdala “AMSK" from Mystery To Me (Self Produced)11:37 Alex Stewart} &#147;Aftermath" from <em>Aftermath</em> (Jazz Family) 17:30</li> <li>Alex Machacek"Animika" from <em>24 Tales</em> (Abstract Logix) 23:21</li> <li>{{m: Meddy Gerville “Ter Vis Bin" from Tropical Rain (Dot Time) 29:14 ARC Trio ...

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Album Review

Samo Salamon & Friends: Almost Alone Vol 1

Read "Almost Alone Vol 1" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


To keep the train on the track during the Covid lockdowns, artists must think outside the box. Such is the case with this first volume of duets performed by renowned Slovenian guitarist Samo Salamon and European guitarists via the Internet by using web-based meeting programs and file-sharing processes. And besides performing on acoustic and electric guitars, Salamon incorporates a Moog synth on several tracks, largely used for textural backdrops. He also uses the body of his acoustic as a percussion ...

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Album Review

Samo Salamon: Almost Alone Vol 1

Read "Almost Alone Vol 1" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Slovenian guitarist Samo Salamon is as prolific as he is innovative. His restless explorations have resulted in a large, versatile discography that ranges from the orchestral to the free flowing with a variety of ensembles. His 2020 release Almost Alone Vol. 1 is a set of eleven duets each with a different international guitarist. It is the first in a planned three-record series. Every track features a different set of motifs yet the eloquent lyricism of the dialogues ...

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Album Review

Gergo Borlai: The Missing Song

Read "The Missing Song" reviewed by Jim Worsley


The Missing Song has been heralded as a tribute to Gergo Borlai's nine most influential drummers still alive and performing today. This is much more than just listing them and perhaps covering one of their songs. Borlai composed eight of the nine new songs on this album. He plays them all in the manner, or mindset, of each drummer. The thought process, and level of preparation was meticulous for every drummer and every song. The drum kit, cymbals, sticks, pedals, ...

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Album Review

FAT: #awesome

Read "#awesome" reviewed by John Kelman


While the appropriately titled #awesome represents Alex Machacek's third album in six years with his (similarly witty and self-effacingly monikered) FAT (Fabulous Austrian Trio), this trifecta of virtuosic Austrian musicians goes much further back. Both bassist Raphael Preuschl and drummer Herbert Pirker appeared on roughly half of the expat-Austrian/Los Angeles-based guitarist's acclaimed 2006 Abstract Logix debut, [sic], while Machacek and Preuschl can be heard together on the even earlier The Next Generation of Sound (Extraplatte, 2000). In the ...

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Extended Analysis

Ultimate Collectors' Edition

Read "Ultimate Collectors' Edition" reviewed by John Kelman


Well, there's certainly been a wait for this one, but for fans of what may be the last high profile progressive rock group to emerge in the 1970s, U.K.'s Ultimate Collectors' Edition proves well worth it. What began as an already sizeable 16-disc box for a group that, during its relatively brief tenure, released just two studio albums and one live recording, has become an 18-disc set with the addition of a recording of the group's final show in Nijmegen, ...


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