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ARTICLE: DVD/FILM REVIEWS

The US Festival 1982: The US Generation

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Various Artists
The US Festival 1982
MVD Entertainment Group
2018

By title alone, The US Festival of 1982 might seem light years removed from the abiding fascination with festivals now pervading our culture. But if director Glenn Aveni's ninety-minutes plus documentary proves anything, it's that this event founded and sponsored by ...

The Vintage Years 1970 - 1991

Read "The Vintage Years 1970 - 1991" reviewed by John Kelman

There are bands that manage to carve out a place for themselves in the music world that lasts for decades; there are others who, while having created a name for themselves during their peak years and, while they continue to tour and, even, make the occasional studio album, are invariably best remembered for their seminal early ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Andy Summers: Creating Light from Dark

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Andy Summers is a renowned modern guitarist and composer. He is also an accomplished photographer and a traveler. While he may be better known for his achievements during his time in one of the most popular and beloved rock bands in music history, The Police, Summers, in his own memoir “One Train Later" and the music ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Marcin Wasilewski Trio w/ Joakim Milder: Spark of Life

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What do you do when you've released three albums as a trio (more, if you include albums released in Poland, prior to coming to the label) for a producer who traditionally seems to like shaking things up after that magic number? For Polish pianist Marcin Wasilewski and his longstanding trio--first coming together in their teens, they've ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Magnus Ostrom Band at Ronnie Scott's

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Magnus Ostrom
Ronnie Scott's
London
September 16, 2013

“What guarantee do we have that the future will come? That we will be able to experience it? We generally live in our Western society separated from death. We don't think about it. Talk seldom about it. Suppress it preferably. But suddenly, it ...

NEWS: RECORDING

CBGB Soundtrack (Omnivore Recordings, Oct. 8) Features Legendary Punk Prototypes

CBGB Soundtrack (Omnivore Recordings, Oct. 8) Features Legendary Punk Prototypes

By the end of 1973, New York City was bankrupt, Watergate had compromised the credibility of the U.S. government, and The Carpenters were the best-selling young recording act in America. Rock ’n’ roll was dead! The story of Hilly Kristal and his legendary club that put the punk back in rock will come to movie theaters ...

Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo: Melody Magic

Read "Melody Magic" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Melody Magic is a fun-and-attractive, finely crafted collection of some of the greatest classic(al) music melodies in existence, arranged by one of the most talented, earnest-and-enlightened guitarists in the business today. Frank Vignola, who's worked with everybody from guitar innovator/icon Les Paul to trumpeter/jazz figurehead Wynton Marsalis, and Vinny Raniolo, his young guitar wielding brother-in-arms, join ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss Curate 3-CD Set for 50th anniversary of A&M Records

Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss Curate 3-CD Set for 50th anniversary of A&M Records

It’s an archetypal story of the modern record business – two guys with a dream running their nascent label out of a West Hollywood garage in the summer of 1962. The label quickly gains momentum and eventually becomes one of the most important record companies the world has ever seen. The two guys were Herb Alpert ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Enjoy Jazz, 13th Edition: Heidelberg/Mannheim/Ludwigshafen, Germany, October 27-November 1, 2011

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Enjoy Jazz Festival
Mannheim/Heidelberg/Ludwigshafen, Germany
October 27--November 1, 2011

It's always great to return somewhere that has become an annual port of call, but it's particularly nice to return to Germany's Enjoy Jazz, that atypical jazz festival which--rather than running for a week and concentrating a whack of shows in that short time frame--runs over ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Sting: Back to Bass Tour North America 2011

Sting: Back to Bass Tour North America 2011

PERFORMING HIS GREATEST HITS, STRIPPED DOWN AND RAW IN THEATRES ACROSS THE US AND CANADA Live Nation is pleased to announce that this fall, Sting will embark on the “Back to Bass Tour" throughout North America as he celebrates the 25th anniversary of his solo career by taking it back to bass: all of the hits, stripped ...