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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Soft Machine: Hidden Details

Read "Hidden Details" reviewed by John Kelman

Following a series of releases for Moonjune Records under the moniker Soft Machine Legacy, beginning with 2005's Live in Zaandam and concluding, most recently, with 2013's Burden of Proof, this quartet consisting largely of members from the classic Canterbury group Soft Machine has finally decided to drop the “Legacy" and go it with the original name ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Christy Doran: 144 Strings For A Broken Chord

Read "144 Strings For A Broken Chord" reviewed by Ian Patterson

In a long and distinguished career, Christy Doran has fronted or been a founding member of a number of important jazz-fusion / jazz-rock groups, from the seminal Swiss band OM in the early 1970s, to current outfits New Bag and Sound Fountain. His collaborations with some of the most important jazz artists on both sides of ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Andy Summers: Creating Light from Dark

Read "Andy Summers: Creating Light from Dark" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Andy Summers is a renowned modern guitarist and composer. He is also an accomplished photographer and a traveler. While he may be better known for his achievements during his time in one of the most popular and beloved rock bands in music history, The Police, Summers, in his own memoir “One Train Later" and the music ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Michael Shrieve's Spellbinder: Michael Shrieve's Spellbinder

Read "Michael Shrieve's Spellbinder" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Drummer Michael Shrieve's Spellbinder is not your garden variety group. It's a beast of band that slams, seduces, grooves, jams, and rocks in high gear. Should we expect anything less from the rhythmic motor behind Santana?

While Shrieve is best known as the driving force behind that legendary outfit, both in its original ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Rik Wright's Fundamental Forces: Green

Read "Green" reviewed by Jack Gold-Molina

Rik Wright is a Seattle based guitarist inclined toward the styles of the fusion-esque rock of Andy Summers and John Abercrombie as much as the post bop stylings of Miles Davis and Charles Mingus. On this album, as with his previous two outings, he teams up with reeds and flautist James DeJoie, acoustic bassist Geoff Harper, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Paolo Rustichelli Warmly Seduces Audiences With Med Groove

Paolo Rustichelli Warmly Seduces Audiences With Med Groove

In anticipation of a June 2014 full CD release, Paolo Rustichelli has released his Med Groove single to the delight of radio. At the time of writing this updated press release, “Med Groove” has been #1 on the SmoothJazz.com indie chart for two weeks and is currently at #9 on the Mediabase smooth jazz chart. A ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Gary Husband And Alex Machacek's Release "Now" on Abstract Logix

Gary Husband And Alex Machacek's Release "Now" on Abstract Logix

“Gary Husband and Alex Machacek have co-created an amazing piece of modern music which goes beyond categories...” —Chick Corea Now brings together two maverick voices of contemporary improvisation in a engaging, open-hearted conversation. Collaborating as a duo for the first time, pianist Gary Husband and guitarist Alex Machacek opt for a spare, stripped-down approach that highlights their intuitive, borderline-telepathic interplay across a program ...

MoonJune Records: A Decade of Progressive Rock Documentation

Read "MoonJune Records: A  Decade of Progressive Rock Documentation" reviewed by Mark Redlefsen

On a moon of this past June, appropriately enough, Leonardo Pavkovic, owner of the progressive jazz label MoonJune Records, gave All About Jazz an interview at the label's office in Union Square, New York City. The name MoonJune Records, which Pavkovic started back in 2001, is taken from the title of a song, “Moon In June," ...

New York's New Music And Arts Series M.A.K.

Read "New York's New Music And Arts Series M.A.K." reviewed by AAJ Staff

New York City has a brilliant new arts foundation, and a related music series. Nikka Arts is a music and arts foundation, founded by New York singer and composer Lola Danza and her business partner JB, of aboptv.com. The organization aims to provide a space where musicians and artists can present their creative work, and also ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Joshua Redman Trio at Jazz at the Bistro, St Louis, October 7, 2010

Read "Joshua Redman Trio at Jazz at the Bistro, St Louis, October 7, 2010" reviewed by James Henry Smith

Joshua Redman Trio
Jazz at the Bistro Series
St Louis, MO
October 7, 2010

St. Louis' prime jazz venue again welcomed Joshua Redman. His partners for this outing were Reuben Rogers on acoustic bass and Gregory Hutchinson on drums. Redman has always had strong preference for the trio format, with uncommon sidemen. In ...