Content by tag "Arista"

ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

Jeff Lorber: Chemistry in Fusion

Read "Jeff Lorber: Chemistry in Fusion" reviewed by Jim Worsley

I don't know that anyone would confuse Jeff Lorber with a mad scientist, but you know, as they say, if the shoe fits. Lorber is far from mad, so okay, let's take that out of the equation. However, if the art of music can be further developed and shaped by scientific measures then Lorber resembles Albert ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

At Last...The Duets Album

Read "At Last...The Duets Album" reviewed by Mark Sabbatini

This album is the pinnacle of artistic inspiration, an achievement nonpareil for annihilating depression, a lone triumph among the hundreds of albums scrutinized annually in search of gems.

Kenny G's At Last -The Duets Album is, in short, everything a jazz reviewer might possibly hope for. The ultimate stage for creative indulgence, limited only ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Alan Parsons Project: Master Hits

Read "Master Hits" reviewed by Todd S. Jenkins

Since this section is supposed to involve both fusion and progressive music, I thought I'd include something off the beaten path this month. The First Wave of progressive rock is generally understood to include influential bands like Yes, Gentle Giant, King Crimson, Genesis and Procol Harum, though many will argue that the genre dates even as ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Other Ones: The Strange Remain

Read "The Strange Remain" reviewed by AAJ Staff

For over 30 years, The Grateful Dead criss-crossed the country, the house band at party after party in countless cities for a roaming community best known as “Deadheads;" their common bond, to gather and celebrate. Skeptics often write off The Grateful Dead, dissing their fans, attacking the band's now mythical drug habits and citing their poor ...