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Peter Lemer & Friends - "Jet Yellow" CD, WAV FLAC & MP3 From Art Of Life Records

Peter Lemer & Friends - "Jet Yellow" CD, WAV FLAC & MP3 From Art Of Life Records

Art of Life Records is proud to present, Jet Yellow, by British keyboardist and composer Peter Lemer. “Jet Yellow" was recorded on May 11th & 12th, 1977 at Britannia Row Studios in London, England and mixed by Nick Griffiths. The album includes six original compositions by Peter Lemer and one song by Francis Moze, “O'Bouche", and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ian Carr: Torrid Zone - The Vertigo Recordings 1970-1975

Read "Torrid Zone - The Vertigo Recordings 1970-1975" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Cherry Red Records and its subsidiary labels excel in reissues; especially so with their occasional jazz-related box sets. Memorable examples include the 6-CD Jack Bruce collection, Can You Follow?, (Esoteric Recordings, 2008), Turtle Records--Pioneering British Jazz 1970-1971 (RPM, 2015) and most recently Gordon Beck—Jubilation! (Turtle Records, 2018). Now they've done it again with a painstakingly assembled ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Benjamin Croft: 10 Reasons To...

Read "10 Reasons To..." reviewed by Roger Farbey

British keyboardist and composer Benjamin Croft began piano and trumpet lessons at age seven and later earned a BA (Hons) Music degree at Leeds College of Music. In his debut album 10 Reasons To..., Croft dedicates four tracks to his heroes Allan Holdsworth, Keith Emerson, Christopher Lee, and Gustav Mahler. A disparate bunch to be sure, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Allan Holdsworth: Live in Japan 1984

Read "Live in Japan 1984" reviewed by John Kelman

The loss of Allan Holdsworth in the spring of 2017 remains the passing of one of the most distinctive and innovative guitarists of the past half century. Born in the U.K in 1946, but moving to the U.S.A. in the early '80s, most who are familiar with Holdsworth's work also know how vastly influential he became, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Pierluigi Villani: Stanic Boulevard

Read "Stanic Boulevard" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

Stanic Boulevard from drummer Pierluigi Villani and his Ensemble is a very distinctive album which offers highly-textured contemporized original compositions, each from a group member and each of which is performed with superb musicianship and exquisite taste. It is jazz collaboration at its best.

“More or Less," the driving opener, delivers a rock-blueish ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ramiro Marziani: The Martian's Playground

Read "The Martian's Playground" reviewed by Geno Thackara

We've heard those proverbs about the devil's playground, so what would the equivalent be for Martians? The evidence here would suggest a mix of the odd, wacky, exuberant and playful. Ramiro Marziani's hands are anything but idle on his guitar throughout this whirlwind of a recording. One moment he's practically shredding with extra metallic crunch, the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Preston Glasgow Lowe: Something About Rainbows

Read "Something About Rainbows" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Several points of note emanate from this second Preston Glasgow Lowe album which smartly follows-up their eponymous debut album (Whirlwind, 2016). The first is that David Preston still employs his trademark tintinnabulating guitar tone. Then there's Laurie Lowe's drumming which even on a quiet-ish number like “Fumes" is subtly spectacular.

“Beat 5" continues in ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Soft Machine: Hidden Details

Read "Hidden Details" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

From leading the psychedelic '60s charge with Pink Floyd to a more experimental, free rock/jazz stratagem that incorporated whatever sound caught its collective musical ear, Soft Machine included, over the course of nearly two decades, a colorful cast of eccentrics, like guitarists Allan Holdsworth and Andy Summers, drummer/vocalist Robert Wyatt, bassist Hugh Hopper, and fuzz organist ...

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Colosseum II: War Dance

Read "War Dance" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Colosseum was established in 1968, following drummer Jon Hiseman--who sadly passed away in 2018 --and saxophonist Dick Heckstall-Smith's affiliation with Graham Bond's Organisation, and John Mayall's now historic Bluesbreakers collective. As history dictates these bands became proving grounds for artists such as guitarists John McLaughlin (Graham Bond) and Eric Clapton (Bluesbreakers) amid others notables too numerous ...

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Soft Machine: Hidden Details

Read "Hidden Details" reviewed by John Kelman

Following a series of releases for Moonjune Records under the moniker Soft Machine Legacy, beginning with 2005's Live in Zaandam and concluding, most recently, with 2013's Burden of Proof, this quartet consisting largely of members from the classic Canterbury group Soft Machine has finally decided to drop the “Legacy" and go it with the original name ...