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Soft Machine Legacy: Steam

Read "Steam" reviewed by Nic Jones

The band name says it all. Three members of this quartet worked at different times in the original Soft Machine whilst the fourth has assumed the mantle once taken by the late and lamented musician, Elton Dean. They've come up with a program of music that pulls off the not inconsiderable feat of acknowledging the legacy ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Soft Machine Legacy: Steam

Read "Steam" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

This ensemble's birthright continues via numerous personnel changes over the years as its longstanding members--bassist Hugh Hopper and drummer John Marshall--carry the proverbial torch. With sax great Elton Dean's passing in 2006, Soft Machine Legacy has regrouped and surged onward. Regardless, this effort looms as a milestone of sorts.

Multi-woodwind ace Theo Travis' presence ...

Steam: Real Time

Read "Real Time" reviewed by Mark Corroto

For reasons that cannot be explained, I have taken on the task of examining Jerry Lewis’ film career. Not having seen a Lewis movie for twenty-five years, I stumbled upon the original Nutty Professor late one night on cable. Jerry plays a klutz college instructor/scientist who comes upon a secret formula which transforms him into a ...

Steam: Real Time

Read "Real Time" reviewed by Derek Taylor

Reissuing a Ken Vandermark album may seem like a curious endeavor. The highly prolific reed player has only been recording professionally for roughly a decade, hardly enough time for recent portions of his catalog to go out of print. But when you consider that like many of his peers the bulk of Vandermark’s work is on ...