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Clear Water: Electricity

Read "Electricity" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Clear Water represents the next evolution of American jazz with its seamless combination of Electronic Dance Music (EDM) and jazz rhythms and melodic language. This new sound is expanding the envelope of the genre and at the helm is trumpeter Donald Malloy. Clear Water's third release, Electricity, is an intuitive union of new sounds by the electronic duo of Malloy on trumpet and production and Matt Vorzimer on drums (production on “Coral Blankets"). With Tim Smith guesting on vocals on ...

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Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater: Reservation Blues

Read "Reservation Blues" reviewed by Ed Kopp

At 65 years young, Eddy “The Chief" Clearwater is sounding better than ever, and Reservation Blues is arguably his best album yet.

Clearwater wears a Native American headdress on stage and has even been known make a grand entrance atop a stallion when introduced at outdoor performances. (His grandma was a Cherokee.) His penchant for stagery sometimes obscures the fact that Clearwater is a fine songwriter, a dexterous southpaw guitarist, and a deep-hearted singer. What's more, his music effectively bridges ...


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