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James Gordon Williams: Unrepeatable Life

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There are no real overnight sensations in jazz, except perhaps in the most pop/crossover way, so to call James Gordon Williams a “newcomer is a disservice to the man, but it is still a great surprise to hear an artist's first full-length record and discover not a warmed-over collection of warhorse standards, but a sure-handed statement ...

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Buddy Rich Band: No Funny Hats

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Musically, as he seemed to be in life, Buddy Rich was practically bulletproof. For that reason, Lightyear's recent release of this 1978 performance is really beyond criticism, and for Rich fans, a newly issued live recording is cause for celebration. Regardless, this set is as representative of the power and authority of the drummer and his ...