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Todd Clouser's A Love Electric: 20th Century Folk Selections

Read "20th Century Folk Selections" reviewed by Mark Corroto

More than rock musicians and more than blues artists, jazz musicians carry the greatest burden of musical legacy. There are not stories about a contemporary rock musician who dedicates his career to mastering The Beatles catalog, or of the one who's playing is paralyzed because she cannot deal with Jimi Hendrix's solos. Nope. Only in jazz does the legacy of the past pose obstacles so large as Art Tatum, Charlie Parker, and John Coltrane that many contemporary musicians can never ...

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Todd Clouser: Todd Clouser's A Love Electric

Read "Todd Clouser's A Love Electric" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

"A Love Electric is possibility and energy," explains guitarist, composer and bandleader Todd Clouser. “I come from a rock place as a player. I still love Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and the total madness in noise, even if I'm listening to Charlie Parker, Monk, or Wayne Shorter more often these days."“All that was once new was initially regarded as 'out,' 'nasty,' and 'evil,' from Robert Johnson to Ornette Coleman to electric Miles Davis to electric Dylan," he concludes. “That's ...

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Todd Clouser: A Love Electric

Read "A Love Electric" reviewed by Chris May

Musicians and painters from the US have long since been relocating to Mexico, hoping to deepen their art through immersion in a slower pace of life. Guitarist Todd Clouser is a recent emigré, who moved south in 2006. Back then, Mexico's drug war was just starting to heat up, and has grown more vicious with each passing year. By the end of the decade, it resembled a particularly nasty, full-blown civil war, with an appallingly high level of civilian attrition. ...

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Take Five With Todd Clouser

Read "Take Five With Todd Clouser" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Todd Clouser:A young, genre-defying guitarist, composer, and writer, Berklee graduate Todd Clouser is an accomplished musician across the modern jazz and rock spectrum, leading a unique path to recognition as an up-and-coming act, finding his own voice performing with musicians from Keb' Mo' to Downtown NYC jazz legend, Steven Bernstein.Clouser's impassioned performances run from piano balladry to dense jazz and groove, exciting audiences with an approach meant to bend the rules of artistic labeling. A ...


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