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Lorenzo Feliciati: Koi

Read "Koi" reviewed by Claudio Bonomi

Lorenzo Feliciati colpisce ancora. L'ormai noto bassista, compositore e produttore cresciuto a Led Zeppelin e Jaco Pastorius arriva alla sua sesta prova discografica, dopo i due album con i Naked Truth (in compagnia di Pat Mastelotto e Roy Powell), il lavoro da solista Frequent Flyer, Beserk! insieme a Lorenzo Esposito Fornaciari e il convincente Twinscapes in ...

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Pat Mastelotto / Tobias Ralph: ToPaRaMa

Read "ToPaRaMa" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

The King Crimson connection is inherent on this program by two powerhouse drummers Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson, David Sylvian) and Tobias Ralph (Defunkt, Adrian Belew Power Trio). After performing via a dual-drumming attack for the spinoff The Crimson ProjeKCt, they sensed profuse synergy and capitalized on this aura by venturing into the studio, here featuring contributions ...

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InterStatic: Arise

Read "Arise" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

UK-reared keyboardist Roy Powell (Mumpbeak, Naked Truth)has called Norway home for several years while serving as a prime motivator for this futuristic UK-based, record label via sideman duties, and co-leading groups such as Interstatic. The band pushes the envelope yet again on this psycho, acid-rock slant on the jazz organ trio format. Nonetheless, the trio ups ...

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InterStatic: Arise

Read "Arise" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Interstatic è una sorta di power trio formato da virtuosi strumentisti quali il tastierista Roy Powell (Anthony Braxton, Art Farmer, Terje Rypdal), il batterista Jarle Vespestad (Supersilent, Tord Gustavsen) e il chitarrista Jacob Young (Karin Krog, Nils Petter Molvaer, Christian Wallumrod). Trio che ha trovato ragioni comuni solide e importanti visto che è alla terza incisione ...

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InterStatic: Arise

Read "Arise" reviewed by John Kelman

Its beginnings may have been a little closer to the jazz side of the jazz-rock equation with Anthem (PVY Records, 2011), but British expat keyboardist Roy Powell's and trio with Norwegian guitarist Jacob Young and drummer Jarle Vespestad has, since changing its moniker to InterStatic with the release of its first album on UK's RareNoiseRecords label, ...

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Interstatic's Arise With Roy Powell, Jacob Young, Jarle Vespestad, To Be Released On Rarenoise In August

Interstatic's Arise With Roy Powell, Jacob Young, Jarle Vespestad, To Be Released On Rarenoise In August

Interstatic Takes The Gloves Off On Third Recording For RareNoise. Arise Represents The Organ Trio's Most Intense Offering To Date. With each successive outing — first 2011ʼs Anthem followed by their raucous RareNoiseRecords debut, 2013ʼs InterStatic — the potent Norway-based trio of expatriate Brit organist Roy Powell, Norwegian guitarist Jacob Young and Norwegian drummer Jarle Vespestad has ...

Jacob Young: Forever Young

Read "Jacob Young: Forever Young" reviewed by John Kelman

While all groups aim for the kind of collective chemistry that can make, for example, five people speak with a single voice, how they get there can vary significantly. In some cases there's instantaneous chemistry; in other cases, it comes from pre-existing relationships amongst various permutations and combinations of its members; in still other instances it ...

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Mumpbeak: Mumpbeak

Read "Mumpbeak" reviewed by Glenn Astarita



When considering most instances of progressive rock, Mumpbeak is a horse of a different color. With four world- class bassists, chiefly performing on alternating tracks, and keyboardist Roy Powell's unearthly sound-shaping mechanisms garnered from an electronically souped-up Hohner clavinet, the band brashly merges a doomsday panorama with insurrectionary tactics.

King Crimson drummer ...

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Produced By Bill Laswell, Mumpbeak, Self-Titled Debut On Rarenoise Features All-Star Cast

Produced By Bill Laswell, Mumpbeak, Self-Titled Debut On Rarenoise Features All-Star Cast

New York - It is safe to say that you have never before heard anything quite like Mumpbeak. Throbbing with intensity and a sense of mystery and searching on each track and imbued with undeniable virtuosity, this powerhouse outing is a significant extension of the prog-rock legacy established by the likes of King Crimson, Yes, EL&P, ...

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Interstatic: Interstatic

Read "Interstatic" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Di fronte ad un trio chitarra elettrica, organo Hammond e batteria non si può non pensare al Tony Williams Lifetime che, tra il 1969 e 1970, cambiò la faccia del jazz-rock. Eppure, in questo caso i punti di contatto con quella torrenziale ed imprescindibile esperienza non sono così accentuati. Semmai gli Interstatic ricordano piuttosto il trio di John Abercrombie con ...