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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Carl Orr: Absolute Freedom

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Absolute Freedom, Australian guitarist Carl Orr's fifth self-produced album, is a classic funky jazz-rock tour de force. The recording is reminiscent of many of the finest funky jazzthetics of the mid-'70s, also showcasing the guitarist's inimitable mix of fiery guitar licks and compositional flair. The retro sound fits that decade's mark as the zenith of this ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Carl Orr: Deep Down

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This recording is a radical departure from guitarist Carl Orr's previous high-voltage fusion output, and on first listening one can be lulled into a false sense of smoothness brought on by commercial aspirations. However, as the title suggests, there is much more to Deep Down than a cursory scratching at the surface would suggest.

The sound ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Power, Passion And Beauty: The Story Of The Legendary Mahavishnu Orchestra

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Power, Passion And Beauty: The Story Of The Legendary Mahavishnu Orchestra
Walter Kolosky
Paperback; 313 pages
ISBN 0-9761016-2-9
Abstract Logix Books
2005

Before the corporate whitewash of the disco plague obliterated a golden age of musical creativity, there was a time when artists with a musical ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Mahavishnu Project: Live at The Point, Cardiff UK

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When Jimi Hendrix burst on the music scene in the late '60s, the then “gods of the guitar," idolised by thousands, knew that they had been found out; jaws dropping, they rushed to worship at the new shrine and to usurp as much as they could for their own future betterment.
In 1972, the ...

ARTICLE: FILM REVIEWS

John McLaughlin: This is the Way I Do It

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John McLaughlin
This Is The Way I Do It
The Ultimate Guitar Workshop On Improvisation
Mediastarz
2004



In the hands of all but a few other guitarists, this title would be a self-aggrandisement on a major scale (no pun intended). However, being the distilled ...