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Jean Luc Ponty Band at the Boulder Theater

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Jean Luc Ponty Band
Boulder Theater
Boulder, Colorado
June 13, 2017

One thing we learned Tuesday night: Enigmatic Ocean (Atlantic, 1977), Jean Luc Ponty's fourth album for Atlantic Records, is his favorite. And why not? It made it to number one on the jazz charts in 1977. Plus, it's pretty good. ...

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Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival 2013

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Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival
Bigfork, Montana
August 26-31, 2013
“Either I'm imaging things, or this festival has grown just a little in the four years since I was here last," Pat Metheny laughed as he squinted into the glare of a brace of theater lights. An SRO crowd of over 900 ecstatic fans crammed ...

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Genesis: The Movie Box 1981-2007

Read "Genesis: The Movie Box 1981-2007" reviewed by John Kelman

Genesis
Genesis: The Movie Box: 1981-2007
Rhino Records
2009

With its entire audio discography now remixed and remastered on 1976-1982 (Rhino, 2007), 1983-1998 (Rhino, 2007), 1970-1975 (Rhino, 2008), and, most recently, Live: 1973-2007 (Rhino, 2009), legendary progressive popster Genesis finishes its series with Genesis: The Movie Box. Like the Live CD ...

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Live 1973-2007

Read "Live 1973-2007" reviewed by John Kelman

With all of British mega-group Genesis' studio discography now available in remixed/remastered form, including 5.1 surround mixes and a bevy of bonus audio and video features, the only commercial material left to receive engineer Nick Davis' careful attention is its series of four live albums. These begin with Genesis Live (Charisma, 1973) and end with The ...

Daryl Stuermer: Go!

Read "Go!" reviewed by John Kelman

The peril of being a musical gun-for-hire is that it becomes difficult to know exactly who the artist really is. It becomes even more challenging when an artist like guitarist Daryl Stuermer works in seemingly disparate styles. Stuermer first emerged on the 1970s fusion scene, working with violinist Jean-Luc Ponty and keyboardist George Duke. But he ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Daryl Stuermer: Retrofit

Read "Retrofit" reviewed by Mark Sabbatini

To me, Daryl Stuermer is the ex-Genesis guitarist who did some '80s fusion album that's languished in deep-discount bins almost since its release. A new album doesn't exactly come with high expectations.



Middle-of-the-road instrumental pop, I figure, probably in an above-average wrapping. Nothing too daring on solos, and probably a good background listen when ...