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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Bill Frisell: Music IS

Read "Music IS" reviewed by John Kelman

The tradition of solo jazz guitar recordings is a long one, with guitarists like Johnny Smith, Al Viola, George Van Eps, Lenny Breau and Joe Pass demonstrating just how far a mere six (in some cases, seven) strings could be taken on their own as far back as the 1950s. Subsequent guitar soloists like John Abercrombie ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

David Soler: Botánicas

Read "Botánicas" reviewed by Enrique Turpin

Hay discos que nacen con la condición de outsiders. No sólo es que vayan a contracorriente, es que encuentran sentido en los márgenes. La periferia es su dominio y cobran sentido pleno cuando dejan descubrir su lateralidad. David Soler es el baricentro que equilibra las fuerzas, densidades y distancias del conjunto heterogéneo que es Botánicas. Un ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Lee Townsend: Originality and Feelings

Read "Lee Townsend: Originality and Feelings" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

The role of the producer varies and changes from project to project. The producer is a person responsible for the overall sound of your project. This includes obtaining the proper musicians for the recording, coaching and guiding the musicians, supervising the recording, material development, and various stages of recording and mixing and mastering. Through the years ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Lee Townsend: Creative Music from the other side of the Glass

Read "Lee Townsend: Creative Music from the other side of the Glass" reviewed by Mike Brannon

Many of us who love music have been guilty of thinking less than positive thoughts regarding those dwelling behind the scenes in the recording industry. They have often been a catchall for artistic criticisms, sound quality, release holdups and anything remotely related to greed and cheapness regarding music production.

Lee Townsend, on the other hand, represents ...