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The Grand Wazoo

Label: Rykodisc
Released: 2009
Track listing: The Grand Wazoo; For Calvin (and his next two hitchhikers); Cletus Awreetus-Awrightus; Eat That Question; Blessed Relief.

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Frank Zappa: The Grand Wazoo

Read "The Grand Wazoo" reviewed by Eric Pettine

Frank Zappa didn't invent the word “wazoo" or proliferate its usage. However, he was the first to use it in an album and song title that, surprisingly, had no accompanying provocative/potentially censorable lyrics. The Grand Wazoo is one of the most playful, scatologic-free and accessible big band jazz/rock CDs that Zappa--or anyone else--recorded. The aural quality ...

Boo!

Label: Rykodisc
Released: 2008
Track listing: 01. Semi-Interesting Week; 02. It's A Miracle; 03. Your Luck Won't Last; 04. From the Head to the Heart; 05. Big Black Hole; 06. Needletooth; 07. Forget Everything; 08. Crazy Water; 09. Mr. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore; 10. Green Pills In the Dresser (featuring Kris Kristofferson).

Playful Virtuosity

Label: Rykodisc
Released: 2008
Track listing: Embraceable You; Fascinating Rhythm; Oh, Lady Be Good; The Man I Love; Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away); Somebody Loves Me; I Got Rhythm; Back Home Again in Indiana; Ready or Not; Escape from the Woojies; Big Finish; Django; Three Raps for Two Pianos: Moderato; Three Raps for Two Pianos: Andante; Three Raps for Two Pianos: Allegro.

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Was (Not Was): Boo!

Read "Boo!" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

E chi l'ha detto che gli anni Ottanta hanno prodotto solo ciarpame sonoro? Certo, la finezza non era annoverata tra le qualità più cool, ma di cose degne ce n'erano davvero parecchie: tra queste la indefinibile “creatura" di dance mutante ad alto tasso r&b dei detroitiani [e dove altro se no?] David Weiss e Don Fagenson, ...

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Meral Guneyman: Playful Virtuosity

Read "Playful Virtuosity" reviewed by Terrell Kent Holmes

Pianist Meral Guneyman appeared to be slightly nervous when she took the stage recently at the 92nd Street Y's concert “Piano Players: New York Mix." But after a glowing introduction from the show's artistic director Dick Hyman, she launched into a powerful solo version of “The Clothed Woman," one of several Ellington classics she played that ...

The Art of Fiction

Label: Rykodisc
Released: 2007
Track listing: 01. Dirty Blue Jeans; 02. I Promise; 03. I Knew That Her Face Was A Lie; 04. 5 Verses; 05. The Young Man Sees The City As A Chessboard; 06. I Believe In The Way You Move; 07. Jonathan & The Oak Tree; 08. Modern Children; 09. A Matter Of Principle; 10. If I Had Only; 11. Hush

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Jeremy Warmsley: The Art of Fiction

Read "The Art of Fiction" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Una canzone ci salverà. È quello che alla fine pensiamo sempre quando ci troviamo di fronte a un nuovo/ennesimo giovane talento che promette di riuscire a risucchiarci dentro il sogno di una melodia cui cucire i lembi delle nostre emozioni. Poi non sempre è così, anche se la dose di indulgenza a disposizione è sempre notevole, ...

Silva

Label: Rykodisc
Released: 2006
Track listing: A Dor; Reentry; The Bridge; Pena de Mim; Saudades de Voce; Evening Rain; Paraguai; A Felicidade; Alegria; Nunca Mais; India.


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