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Club d'Elf: As Above: Live at the Lizard Lounge

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The groove runs deep and long on As Above, a 2-disc set from Club d'Elf. Voyaging through realms of electronica, ethnic percussion, and dirty funk, As Above pays exquisite attention to the beat. The two-plus hours of collected music on this set document the highlights of five months' worth of live improv at Boston's Lizard Lounge. ...

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Bob Moses: Nishoma

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Drummer Bob Moses has been a ground-breaker in jazz for about thirty-five years. After gigging around New York as a vibraphonist in his teens, he formed the electric free-jazz group Free Spirits with guitarist Larry Coryell and Native American tenorist Jim Pepper. Later he worked as a sideman with many of New York’s finest jazzers: saxophonists ...

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Miracle Orchestra: Forks, Bends and Spoons

Read "Forks, Bends and Spoons" reviewed by Todd S. Jenkins

Here’s a Boston-area band that has some pretty good ideas but should have put more thought into them before recording a CD. The grooves are nice, particularly the loping track #3 and the funky grease of #8, and the melodies are appreciable. However, some of the choices made are questionable and some instrumental techniques are in ...