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Ernest Ranglin: Surfin'

Read "Surfin'" reviewed by Michael A. Edwards

Nothing new can be said about the genius of Ernest Ranglin and the breadth of his influence on modern guitar. He's been around since the heyday of Kingston club life with combos like the Eric Deans Orchestra, through to the studio period and the countless hits he both played on and arranged (largely without credit), and ...

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St. Lucia Jazz 2005

Read "St. Lucia Jazz 2005" reviewed by Michael A. Edwards

The rain that I left at home had followed me across the Caribbean to the small, volcanic isle of St. Lucia, temporarily dampening my first evening there. with flight delays and document problems, I barely had time to chuck my bags and board a shuttle tothe evening's first event, a doubler bill at the Gaiety Theatre ...

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Ravi Coltrane: In Flux

Read "In Flux" reviewed by Michael A. Edwards

Neither overly-swayed by or unrealistically-dismissive of his father's legacy, Ravi Coltrane has focused on putting out solid, challenging jazz in the modal and modern bop forms. His latest, a quartet recording, continues that line and offers palpable improvements both in his playing and compositional ideas. Each member contributes to In Flux, and there is ...

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Two Siberians: Out of Nowhere

Read "Out of Nowhere" reviewed by Michael A. Edwards

One of the great wonders of modern music is how seemingly disparate genres be assimilated into and reflect each other, with the artist oftentimes unaware. Out of Nowhere , the brisk and largely high-spirited album from from electric violinist Artyom Yakushenko and Yuri Matveyev, billed as Two Siberians, is a fusion record in the truest--and best--sense. ...


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