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Rockin' The Wall: How Music Ripped The Iron Curtain

Read "Rockin' The Wall: How Music Ripped The Iron Curtain" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Various Aritsts Rockin' The Wall: How Music Ripped The Iron Curtain The Video Project 2014 This documentary focuses on the connotations of freedom and innate power of rock music, and its role in bringing down the Iron Curtain. Nonetheless, it's an intriguing history lesson for baby boomers and more importantly, Generation X and Gen Y. Narrated by actor Alec Baldwin, musicians from legendary 60s rock band Vanilla Fudge, Mark Stein (keyboards, vocals) and Vinnie Martell ...

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Jimmy Haslip: Former Yellowjacket Generating a New Buzz

Read "Jimmy Haslip: Former Yellowjacket Generating a New Buzz" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci

Well, the Joint Base San Antonio Fort Sam Houston News Leader is probably not the best place to look for local jazz updates, even if the venue is on the base. “Tickets for the next Friday Night Jazz concert at the Fort Sam Houston Theater are on sale. Featured artists include the Jeff Lorber Fusion with special guest saxophonist [sic] Jimmy Haslip of The Yellowjackets." Not a promising start, unless Jimmy has taken up a new axe and rejoined his ...

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Jimmy Haslip: Nightfall

Read "Nightfall" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Electric bassist Jimmy Haslip hasn't had a prolific solo career, Nightfall being his third release in eighteen years, since his debut, Arc (GRP, 1993). Haslip's energy has mainly been devoted to the Yellowjackets, the band he co-founded with pianist/keyboardist Russell Ferrante thirty years ago--a milestone celebrated with the release of Timeline (Mack Avenue Records, 2011), which finds Haslip and the band in truly fine form. That the Yellowjackets has overshadowed Haslip's solo career is unsurprising, though Haslip has also distinguished ...

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Jimmy Haslip: The Honest Endeavor of Making Music

Read "Jimmy Haslip: The Honest Endeavor of Making Music" reviewed by Ian Patterson

When electric bassist Jimmy Haslip joined pianist/keyboard player Russell Ferrante as a sideman on guitarist Robben Ford's recording sessions for The Inside Story (Elektra Records, 1979), he probably wouldn't have wagered much on his and Ferrante's musical partnership lasting 33 years to date, in one of jazz's most durable and best-loved ensembles, the Yellowjackets. Haslip is a most lyrical musician, and he brings the elegant tone of an upright bass to his electric model. He talks of “the honest endeavor ...

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Jimmy Haslip: Red Heat

Read "Red Heat" reviewed by Dave Hughes

Jimmy Haslip's second solo release showcases the extraordinary bassist in a heavily Latin setting; a departure from what we usually hear from him within the context of the Yellowjackets or his various sideman appearances. The CD is dedicated to his father, James J.F. Haslip, and his Puerto Rican heritage. Haslip's primary collaborator throughout the program is Joe Vannelli, best known as the keyboardist and mainstay for his brother, Gino. Vannelli and Haslip co-composed seven of the ten tunes, co-produced the ...


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