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Percy Jones, Alex Skolnick, Kenny Grohowski, Tim Motzer: PAKT

Read "Percy Jones, Alex Skolnick, Kenny Grohowski, Tim Motzer: PAKT" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


It was the Plague Year, and musicians denied the ability to tour and play in front of a live audience quickly began to pivot to virtual concerts. As early as April performances from musician's homes started (including one large series that was titled Live From Our Living Rooms). By August some conventional performance venues had gotten into the act, including the Village Vanguard and Smalls Jazz Club in New York City. But this ShapeShifter Lab concert felt like a real ...

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Album Review

Beledo: Seriously Deep

Read "Seriously Deep" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Beledo's second MoonJune release flows through the listener's ears like the cinematic adaptation of an epic novel, but in sound. Seriously Deep quite deliberately moves from scene to scene (song to song), building up and releasing tension in music that sounds much too powerful and deep to have been primarily created by only three musicians: Uruguayan multi-instrumentalist Beledo on electric guitar and acoustic piano with drummer Kenny Grohowski and master bassist Tony Levin. Within each song, this movement consists of ...

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Album Review

Jones / Skolnick / Grohowski / Motzer: PAKT

Read "PAKT" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Recent internal polling serves to prove that most actively conscious homo sapiens are seriously seeking out a few more hours of headspace a day. With that comes the need to fill it with anything but blinks, tweets, notifications or the incessant slate of current events. And with that comes a soundtrack: equal measures invention, noise, humor, daring. With that in mind, MoonJune Records presents this twin-disc set from guitarists Alex Skolnick, Tim Motzer (who kindly handles electronics), drummer Kenny Grohowski ...

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Album Review

Alicia Waller and The Excursion: Some Hidden Treasure

Read "Some Hidden Treasure" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Una giovane cantante entra con autorità nell'universo vocale d'impronta soul/jazz ma in modo originale rispetto a quanto accade nell'affollato panorama di questi anni. Alicia Waller è infatti una soprano lirica laureata alla Gallatin School for Individualized Study della New York University. Ha ottenuto vari riconoscimenti e questo E.P. è il suo debutto. Lei definisce il disco an experiment about the spaces in between intendendo con spazi intermedi ciò che si pone tra il canto operistico e quello ...

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Extended Analysis

Jorge Sylvester Ace Collective: Spirit Driven

Read "Jorge Sylvester Ace Collective: Spirit Driven" reviewed by Florence Wetzel


In a 1967 interview with Jazz & Pop magazine, John Coltrane stated: “I know that there are bad forces, forces put here that bring suffering to others and misery to the world, but I want to be the force which is truly for the good." In his lifetime and beyond, Coltrane has inspired artists to infuse their work with this mission, and certainly alto saxophonist and composer Jorge Sylvester can be counted as one of Coltrane's heirs. Spirit Driven is ...


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