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Ana Nelson: Bridges

Read "Bridges" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Award winning multi-reed player Ana Nelson is a musical prodigy who, simultaneously, continues to evolve in her own artistry while mentoring others. On her delightful debut, Bridges, Nelson showcases her virtuosity as a performer and her inventiveness as a composer. Nelson blends her western classical education and jazz training in the seven engaging originals which feature a variety of guests, including a string quartet on two. One of these, “Blue Flower," opens with drummer Carter Pearson's rumbling beats setting an ...

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Be-Bop Deluxe: Sunburst Finish

Read "Sunburst Finish" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

This is 1976 issued gem by the British band led by guitar virtuoso Bill Nelson, projects artsy, erotic and radiant cover art that was ahead of its time, but then again, this ensemble seamlessly merged progressive rock, straight-ahead rock, blues, reggae and fabricated pop music with a college education. This newly re-mastered and expanded 2-CD edition includes the customary bonus tracks on (CD2) and a radio version of the band's memorable, buoyant and intricately designed hit single “Ships in the ...

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Bill Nelson: After The Satellite Sings

Read "After The Satellite Sings" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

British guitarist Bill Nelson has been an industrious artiste since the 70s, especially after leading the short-lived, yet critically praised progressive rock unit Be-Bop Deluxe, where his formidable skills came to light. Since the 80s, he's compiled a vast discography as a solo artist amid a stint with the ambient rock band Channel Light Vessel among various cinematic projects and collaboration with ambient-electronica master, Harold Budd on Three White Roses and a Budd (Twentythree Records, 2002) and other endeavors.


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