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ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Nothing's Bad Luck: The Lives of Warren Zevon

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Nothing's Bad Luck: The Lives of Warren Zevon
C.M.Kushins
416 pages
ISBN: #978-0306921483
Da Capo
2019

Even just a cursory glance through C. M. Kushins' biography of Warren Zevon reveals it as a textbook example of what a thorough contemporaneous biography should be. The fastidious approach the author takes ...

ARTICLE: JAZZ JOURNAL

Summer 2019

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Jazz Journal is a regular column consisting of pithy takes on recent jazz releases of note as well as spotlights on those titles in the genre that might otherwise go unnoticed under the cultural radar.

Nick Sanders Trio
Playtime 2050
Sunnyside Records
2019

The music inside the cover ...

ARTICLE: BLUES DELUXE

Summer 2019

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Blues Deluxe is a regular column comprised of pithy takes on recent blues and roots-music releases of note. It spotlights titles in those genres that might otherwise go unnoticed under the cultural radar.

Johnny Shines
The Blues Came Falling Down: Live 1973
Omnivore Recordings
2019

The cumulative force ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Can't Give It Away On Seventh Avenue: The Rolling Stones And New York City

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Can't Give It Away on Seventh Avenue: The Rolling Stones and New York City
Christopher McKittrick
256 pages
ISBN: #978-1642930399
Post Hill Press
2019

Based on his extremely well-wrought prologue, Christoper McKittrick's Can't Give It Away on Seventh Avenue would seem to be based on a very finite premise. But ...

ARTICLE: FILM REVIEWS

Bridges To Bremen

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The Rolling Stones
Bridges To Bremen
Eagle Rock
2010

Stunned by the brilliant pacing of the two and half hours plus that comprises the Rolling Stones' Bridges To Bremen, it's easy to see why Paul Sexton turns borderline breathless during the course of his essay in the booklet enclosed in the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Club d'Elf: Night Sparkles

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Night Sparkles follows bassist/sintirist Mike Rivard on his continuing adventures into the “Moroccan-based psychedelic dub" style he initiated with Club D'Elf in the 1990s. It's altogether remarkable he's managed to formulate such a novel approach to improvisational music while juggling the near-perpetual rotating cast of personnel, but it is to the great credit of the titular ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Lettuce: Elevate

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In what is perhaps an act of self-fulfilling purpose, Lettuce lives up to the title of this album, despite the fact it is not the same band that recorded Rage (Velour Recordings, 2008) or Fly (Velour Recordings, 2012). The current lineup is missing the two main instrumentalists from that pinnacle of progression: guitarist Eric Krasno and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Savoy Brown: City Night

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Savoy Brown's City Night is a declarative return to the blues after the group digressed into more rock-oriented territory on Witchy Feelin' (Ruf Records, 2017). As a result, this album under the aegis of founder and titular leader Kim Simmonds has more in common with The Devil to Pay (Ruf Records, 2015), an equally uncompromising tribute ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Burlington Discover Jazz Festival 2019

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Burlington Discover Jazz Festival
Burlington, Vermont
May 31-June 9, 2019

Prominent among the many of virtues the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival offers its hometown each year is a reminder of the energetic activity that permeates the Queen City of Vermont (and not just at this most wonderful time of the year). Witness ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Bob Dylan: The Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings

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In contrast to most of the massive archival projects exhumed from Bob Dylan's vault, The Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings is not accompanied by a smaller, condensed package of similar content. But that only makes sense: the third installment of The Bootleg Series was issued in 2002 in the form of a two-cd set ...