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Eugene McDaniels: Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse

Read "Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse" reviewed by AAJ Staff


This is soul. Not Al Green soul. Not Isaac Hayes soul (but perhaps a bit closer to that). This is the soul of the black man. It is the soul of a student of history who is sick and tired of force-feeding and ready to spit back. This is the soul of a man tired of the system and using his art to reframe and correct it.When it first came out in 1971, Eugene McDaniels’ vitriolic statement irked ...

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Harry Whitaker Trio: The Sound of Harry Whitaker

Read "The Sound of Harry Whitaker" reviewed by Paul West


It took him four decades, but pianist Harry Whitaker headlines his debut album as a band leader of his self-titled trio in The Sound of Harry Whitaker, and judging from these results the wait was worth it. Whitaker's playing, as well as his backup, Pat O'Leary on bass and Craig Wuepper on drums, is admirably accomplished, at once comforting and lively. With Sound, Whitaker borrows from other artists and reinterprets their work with the correct balancing of respect and invention; ...

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