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Elsewhere Piano Series No. 2

Read "Elsewhere Piano Series No. 2" reviewed by John Eyles

When Elsewhere released its three-album Piano Series No.1 in the summer of 2019, the All About Jazz review of it concluded as follows,"This Piano Series consists of three distinctively different recordings, any one of which would have attracted attention and plaudits in its own right. It is a measure of the quality of the series that it is impossible to single out one of the three as being the best of the bunch; they are different but equal. Roll on ...

ALBUM REVIEW

OM: It's About Time

Read "It's About Time" reviewed by Ian Patterson

In 1982, after five albums in ten years, Swiss free-jazz quartet OM called it a day--its four members, Christy Doran, Fredy Studer, Urs Leimgruber and Bobby Burri going their separate ways. A supposed one-off reunion in 2007 to open an exhibition on the youth movement of the 1960s and 1970s led to a successful series of festivals appearances on home turf. Those concerts resulted in the live album Willisau (Intakt Records, 2010), a return to OM's improvisational heartland, and signalled ...

FILM REVIEW

Ronnie Wood: Somebody Up There Likes Me

Read "Ronnie Wood:  Somebody Up There Likes Me" reviewed by Doug Collette

Ronnie Wood Somebody Up There Likes Me Eagle Rock Entertainment 2020 The colloquialism from which the Ronnie Wood video documentary takes its title, Somebody Up There Likes Me, might well also reference the high-profile musicians with whom he's collaborated over the course of a remarkably enduring career: Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart, and Mick Jagger/Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones. In a reflection of 'Woody”s life as he describes it with such unaffected nonchalance, Academy ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Nate Wooley: Seven Storey Mountain VI

Read "Seven Storey Mountain VI" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

From 2010 onwards, composer-trumpeter Nate Wooley has explored creative music as a solo artist and through a spectrum of collaborators such as Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Mary Halvorson, Ken Vandermark, and Matthew Shipp. These projects have been offset by Wooley's Seven Storey Mountain succession of releases; Seven Storey Mountain VI is a masterwork of expressionist passion and discord, taking the series to a new level. The sound that Wooley debuted in 2009 was compact in scale, with drummer Paul ...

ALBUM REVIEW

King Crimson: The Complete 1969 Recordings

Read "The Complete 1969 Recordings" reviewed by John Kelman

There will, inevitably, exist some cynics who will dispute the first comment about King Crimson's long-awaited The Complete 1969 Recordings box set, but it's difficult to imagine it being anything but the plain truth. This is, indeed, the definitive final word on the band's first lineup, collecting multiple versions of its earth-shattering 1969 Island Records debut, In the Court of the Crimson King: An Observation by King Crimson (from this point on, attributed to its current label, Panegyric), alongside sonically ...

BOOK REVIEW

Jimmy Page: The Anthology

Read "Jimmy Page: The Anthology" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

The Anthology Jimmy Page 400 Pages ISBN: 978-1905662616 Genesis-Publications 2020 Just like the custom built Black Zoso Les Paul Gibson adorning the front cover, Jimmy Page: The Anthology is a lavishly crafted artifact that celebrates Jimmy Page's long and illustrious career. The Anthology is the third official book from Page together with Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page (Genesis-Publications, 2014), where he opened his archives and presented his visual autobiography, ...

RADIO

Raoul Bjorkenheim, Billy Hart, Robert Glasper and More

Read "Raoul Bjorkenheim, Billy Hart, Robert Glasper and More" reviewed by Len Davis

In the second part of this week's show we continue our perusal of new Progressive-Rock, Avant-Garde Jazz and R&B releases, including gems from Raoul Bjorkenheim's Italian project, Bill Hart Robert Glasper and more. Enjoy the show! Playlist Raoul Bjorkenheim “Saturn" from Saturn (Long Song) 00:00 Robert Glasper “Resting Warrior" from Collagically Speaking (Blue Note) 06:36 Djabe “Return to Somewhere" from Live in Edmonton (GR 1993) 29:44 Bob Lanzetti “B" from Whose Feet Are These That Are ...


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