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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Rory Gallagher: Blues - Deluxe Edition

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The Chess Records logo appears prominently on the cover of Rory Gallagher's Blues, seemingly a mere cosmetic touch, but in fact a telling facet of the graphic design adorning this handsome three-CD set that underscores the authenticity of the music inside. The glossy fold-out insert inside the slipcase of this Deluxe Edition also hearkens to the ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Live From Birmingham: Michael Chapman, Mike Heron, Trembling Bells, Ed Askew & Matt Woosey

Read "Live From Birmingham: Michael Chapman, Mike Heron, Trembling Bells, Ed Askew & Matt Woosey" reviewed by Martin Longley

Michael Chapman
The Kitchen Garden Café
August 7, 2017

This intimate venue in the Kings Heath suburb of Birmingham was packed to capacity for an appearance by one of ye olde folk legends of England. Singer and guitarist Michael Chapman is now in his 76th year, originally sprouting in Leeds, ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Kickback City: Deluxe Edition

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Kickback City
Ian Rankin/Tim Truman/Rory Gallagher
40 Pages
ISBN: B019GLERXO
Eagle Rock
2016

Notwithstanding titles such as “Deluxe Edition" of Irish Tour '74 (Legacy Recordings, 2014)or the almost equally splendid archiving that is Notes From San Francisco (Eagle Rock, 2011), Kickback City Deluxe Edition is the most distinctive entry ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Claude Nobs: We All Came Out To Montreux...

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Montreux Jazz Festival is fifty. It's a significant milestone and cause for celebration. No doubt there will be an added festive element to this year's edition of the festival, founded by Claude Nobs--along with pianist Géo Voumard and writer René Langel--in 1967. Yet for many, the celebrations will be tinged with sadness due to the absence ...

ARTICLE: FILM REVIEWS

What's Going On?: Taste Live at the Isle of Wight

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Taste
What's Going On? Taste Live at The Isle of Wight
Eagle Vision
2015

The family of guitarist Rory Gallagher has certainly done right by him with the posthumous releases they've overseen since his passing in 1995. From expanded editions of landmark albums like Irish Tour '74 (Polydor, 1974) to deluxe ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Bray Jazz Festival 2015

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Bray Jazz Festival 2015
Various Venues
Bray, Ireland
May 1-3, 2015

Sunshine and squall. The sun and the clouds chased each other's tails throughout the May Bank Holiday weekend of the Bray Jazz Festival. In a way the weather mirrored the music--a pleasingly eclectic, bracing mixture--and the fortunes of the ...

ARTICLE: JAZZ ART

Ziga Koritnik and The Eye

Read "Ziga Koritnik and The Eye" reviewed by John Kelman

In a time when cameras are more pervasive and invasive than they've ever been--with iPhones, iPads, Androids and low-price point-and-shoot devices lending the impression that everyone is a photographer--photo artists like Žiga Koritnik, paradoxically, stand out more than ever. Sure, anyone can take a picture, but to get to the heart of a subject and truly ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

C. Michael Bailey's Best Recordings of 2014

Read "C. Michael Bailey's Best Recordings of 2014" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

This year turned out to be a watershed of jazz and beyond vocals, instrumental jazz and important reissues. It was a year of music that further opened my eyes and ears to music I had not previously valued or considered. How short-sighted of me.

Beat Kaestli
Collage
(B&B Productions)

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Rory Gallagher: Irish Tour '74 Deluxe Edition

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Of all the entries in the Rory Gallagher discography-and it's lengthy despite his premature passing in 1995 at the age of forty-seven-none deserve the expanded treatment more than Irish Tour '74, which is not doubt why it was originally documented on film as it happened by Tony Palmer. Not only did the title set the standard ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Rory Gallagher: Irish Tour '74

Read "Irish Tour '74" reviewed by Maurizio Comandini

Sono passati oltre quarant'anni dal tour irlandese del gruppo di Rory Gallagher che toccò Belfast, Dublino e Cork fra fine dicembre del 1973 e l'inizio del nuovo anno. La Sony Music fa un bellissimo regalo ai tanti fan del focoso chitarrista irlandese e pubblica un cofanetto quadrato (è un insolito formato di 24x24 centimetri) che contiene ...