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The Church Live at B.B. King's Bar And Grill, New York City

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The ChurchB.B. King's Bar And GrillNew York, USAFebruary 17, 2011 Three decades of The Church revisited in three classic albums. When Australia's The Church was scheduled, on Thursday, February 17, 2011, to perform Untitled 23 (Second Motion, 2009), Priest = Aura (Arista, 1992) and Starfish (Arista, 1988) in their entirety, it became special event, representing, as they do, classic releases from each of the band's three-decade existence. The evening began when Matt ...


The Church: Insinuating and Addictive

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The prolific output of The Church is in direct proportion to its devoted fans' appetite for the music. How else would this veteran Australian quartet be able to work so independently and successfully for over two decades, with only a single foray into the mainstream via 1988's “Under The Milky Way Tonight"?

The quality of the work has much to do with the support it receives as The Church records regularly in a variety of formats and concepts. But even ...


The Church: Uninvited, Like The Clouds

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If you don't know the Church beyond the group's one mainstream hit, “Under the Milky Way Tonight, it's not likely you'll attribute any genuine jazz connotation to the 26-year-old quartet or its music. Yet even if you're familiar with the Church, it may not be readily apparent how its mysterious, almost mystical, collective creativity resembles the process of improvisation--never more so, perhaps, than on this album.

First of all, as usual, the material is all original, credited equally to the ...

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