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Album Review

Proto-Kaw: The Wait of Glory

Read "The Wait of Glory" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

For my money, Proto-Kaw's 2004 release Before Became After was a modern-day progressive rock classic. Featuring Kansas founder and guitarist Kerry Livgren, that and this recording explore and extend concepts pursued by the group prior to the advent of its '70s-era commercial success. And while this newly issued studio session might not transcend or perhaps parallel the overall brilliance of Proto-Kaw's previous outing, it is in every sense of the word an admirable followup.

The ensemble continues to generate strong ...

Album Review

Proto-Kaw: Before Became After

Read "Before Became After" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

In 2002 progressive rock record label Cuneiform Records released a compilation of demos and live recordings of a band that subsequently enjoyed immense popularity and staggering record sales. Originally known as Proto-Kaw—a band modeled after the fertile, late-‘60s, early-‘70s progressive rock movement—the music and methodology was closer to the likes of King Crimson, Genesis, and others. Hence, the release titled Early Recordings From Kansas 1971-1973 depicted a precursor of what eventually evolved into a unit that melded tricky time signatures ...

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

The Wait of Glory

InsideOut Music America


Before Became After

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