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Content by tag "Doug Collette"

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Paul Collins' Beat: Long Time Gone/To Beat Or Not To Beat

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The snapshot quality in the b&w cover photo of Long Time Gone/To Beat Or Not To Beat by Paul Collins' Beat is hardly a visual corollary to the immediacy of the music. Nor does it correspond to the clarity in the prose the bandleader composed for the CD combining these two EP's recorded in the early ...

ARTICLE: DVD/FILM REVIEWS

Saxophone Colossus Featuring Sonny Rollins: A Film By Robert Mugge

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Sonny Rollins
Saxophone Colossus
MVD Visual
2017

Sonny Rollins' life and career is the stuff of legend, not the least of which intervals include the period he 'retired' to perfect his craft with practice sessions on 'The Bridge' in New York or his numerous influential pieces of recording, including the ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

12 Most Read Album Reviews: 2017

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All About Jazz tracks how often an album review is read, and the reviews listed below represent the top 12 published in 2017.

There Is No Love
David Sylvian
by Phil Barnes
Published: July 18, 2017

Bright Lights & Promises: Redefining Janis Ian
Sarah Partridge

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Albert Castiglia: Up All Night

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Make no mistake, the ambiguity in the title of bluesman guitarist/composer Albert Castilglia's seventh album, Up All Night, is a positive attribute. Because as much as he trades in the tried and true of the blues, as on the rough-and-tumble, “Hoodoo On Me," he manages to imprint a personal stamp on what he does.

On ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Rock Candy: Montrose (eponymous) & Paper Money

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The late Ronnie Montrose was a guitar hero for our times if there ever was one. An uncommon combination of skills in which he fused as much finesse as power enabled him to assume him a wide-ranging series of sideman gigs and solo projects, the dual results of which were, unfortunately, inextricably intertwined: he was impossible ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

The Original Delaney & Bonnie (Accept No Substitute) and To Bonnie From Delaney

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Delaney & Bonnie's best work functions as a primer on contemporary rock and roll, not to mention how the pair functioned as a catalyst to what's arguably the most prolific and productive instances of musical community that arose from the late Sixties and early Seventies. And even if the following two selections are the sole titles ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Solo: Reflections and Meditations on Monk & Najwa

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Wadada Leo Smith's most recently recorded albums reaffirm this trumpeter/composer/bandleader's deep, abiding loyalty to his muse. Equally so on stage or in the studio, Smith's devotion to the creative impulse is absolutely unwavering, and, as a result, his works are pure, direct expressions of his concepts, undiluted by compromise. Such is the uniformity of his execution ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Robinson Morse's Sound of Mind Featuring Peter Apfelbaum at FlynnSpace

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Robinson Morse's Sound of Mind Featuring Peter Apfelbaum
FlynnSpace
Burlington, Vermont
December 16, 2017

In a focused performance comparable to that which his Green Mountain jazz peer, saxophonist/composer Brian McCarthy, offered just two weeks prior, bassist/composer Robinson Morse authoritatively led his Sound of Mind ensemble through a vigorous seventy-five minute ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Van Morrison: Roll With The Punches & Versatile

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Van Morrison's disenchantment with the business underpinnings of his creative output has been a continuing theme of his work over the years. It's always been something of a self-serving state of mind, but never so much so with the release of two very similarly-conceived and executed albums, on two different labels, within three months of each ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Eagles: Hotel California: 40th Anniversary Expanded Edition

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Anyone inclined to cast aspersion on the integrity of the Eagles might well avail themselves of the 40th Anniversary Expanded Edition of Hotel California and go straight to the concert content on the second of the two CD's.

Roughly forty-five minutes in duration, the ten tracks recorded live at the Los Angeles Forum in ...