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King Crimson: Official Bootleg: Live in Chicago, June 28th, 2017

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As many King Crimson fans eagerly await the November release of its latest 40th Anniversary Series box set--this time spanning the years 1970 through 1972, when saxophonist/flautist Mel Collins was a constant alongside band co-founder/guitarist Robert Fripp for three studio albums (1970's In the Wake of Poseidon and Lizard, and 1971's Islands) and one live album ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

King Crimson at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier / Massey Hall

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An Evening with King Crimson
Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier / Massey Hall
Le Festival International de Jazz de Montréal / Non-Festival Event
Montréal, Canada / Toronto, Canada
July 3, 2017 / July 5, 2017

Having covered the reunited, refreshed and reinvigorated “seven-headed Beast of ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Tim Bowness: Ghost Lights and Life Sentences

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As much as it's something most would prefer to avoid, when a pair of musicians share a lengthy musical history together it's difficult not to compare and contrast the work they do when apart. Beyond contributing added clarity to their individual work, it helps to articulate what each of them bring to the table when they're ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Per Mathisen/Frode Alnæs/Giraldo Piloto: Sounds Of 3

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Norwegian bassist Per Mathisen (aka “The Bass Viking") leads an exciting, empathetic, virtuosic fusion jazz trio on Sounds Of 3. This is a modern electric trio in the same vein as bassist Jonas Hellborg's trio with guitarist Shawn Lane and drummer Jeff Sipe, guitarist Alex Machacek's trio with 5-string electric bassist Matthew Garrison (and Sipe again), ...

Steve Hackett: Wolflight (Extended Edition)

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After spending the better part of three years recording, releasing and touring Genesis Revisted 2 (Inside Out, 2012), and not one but two resultant live documents--Genesis Revisited -Live at Hammersmith (Inside Out, 2013) and Genesis Revisited -Live at the Royal Albert Hall (Inside Out, 2014)--it's frankly remarkable that ex-Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett actually found the time ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Fish On Friday: Godspeed

Read "Godspeed" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Fish on Friday is a highly focused multinational progressive rock band and not necessarily alluding to a Friday fish fry during the Christian observances of Lent. You won't detect any filler material on this meticulously produced album, spanning alternative, Indie and progressive rock via soothing vocals and engaging harmonic content. Occasionally, the musicians instill memories of ...

Steve Hackett: Genesis Revisited - Live at the Royal Albert Hall (Limited Artbook Edition)

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Recorded just five months after the three-CD/two-DVD Genesis Revisited: Live at Hammersmith (Inside Out, 2013), it's not an unreasonable question to ask: why another show from the same tour (given the tour has been extended even further, by popular demand, into 2014 under the moniker Genesis Extended, featuring the same lineup with the exception of Nick ...

Tim Bowness: Abandoned Dancehall Dreams

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In some ways, Abandoned Dancehall Dreams was inevitable. Just as Steven Wilson, his partner in No-Man, ultimately took what is, at the very least, a hiatus from, in addition to No-Man and other projects, his primary gig with Porcupine Tree--pursuing a solo career that's led to increasing success, most recently with the studio recording The Raven ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Outside Line: Introducing Outside Line

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The glory days of Leeds United may be long gone, but while its football team has seen better times, the Yorkshire city's music scene has gone from strength to strength. The individualist stance taken by musicians such as Matthew Bourne hasn't always pleased the jazz police, but it's given Leeds a reputation as a vibrant and ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Steve Hackett: Genesis Revisited - Live at Hammersmith

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With such a broad repertoire of classic progressive rock, it's a very good thing, indeed, that guitarist Steve Hackett--despite leaving the group on the cusp of far greater commercial success (but, alas, also compromising its progressive nature)--has kept the music of Peter Gabriel-era (and slightly beyond) Genesis alive since leaving the group in October, 1977. But ...