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Michael J McEvoy: The Long Way Home

Read "The Long Way Home" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Michael J McEvoy is something of a musical chameleon--a composer, instrumentalist and producer who's played a crucial role in many musical projects without grabbing the limelight. He's composed film soundtracks (including 2008's Me And Orson Welles), and worked as musician or producer with an extensive array of artists including Ian Dury, Sting, Scritti Politti, the Bee ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Michael J Mc Evoy's "The Long Way Home" Available March 10th

Michael J Mc Evoy's "The Long Way Home" Available March 10th

This has got instant appeal. And it’s over far too soon. With a melodic 1970s vibe to start with on the title track opener and Gerard Presencer’s bluesy horn commentary over a strong rhythm section of pianist McEvoy joined by Empirical bassist Tom Farmer and the Golden trio’s James Maddren this is the former musical director ...

ARTICLE: SCUMBLES

Block and Roll and All That Jazz

Read "Block and Roll and All That Jazz" reviewed by Sammy Stein

There are just a few bands that can fill a jazz venue as easily as they fill one more used to contemporary pop music, and it seems right to acknowledge one of the best jazz-influenced, long-lived and popular groups from the late '70s to the present day, The Blockheads. This band filled Ronnie Scott's and The ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Atlantis Quartet: Again, Too Soon

Read "Again, Too Soon" reviewed by Aaron Basiliere

The compositional intensity found in the Minneapolis-based Atlantis Quartet's live performances in and around the Twin Cities have garnered it with praise as being one of the bands to watch on the mid-western modern jazz scene. Minnesota-area critics and fans alike have dubbed the foursome as “the most exciting band in town" and their assessment is ...