Content by tag "Phil Lesh"

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

SPHERES at Nublu 151

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SPHERES
Nublu 151
New York, NY
July 8 and August 6, 2019

SPHERES is a jazz collective recently started by keyboardist Jamie Saft and electric guitarist Chuck Hammer playing monthly gigs at Nublu, a loft-club showcase for new music in jny: New York City's East Village. Taking inspiration as well as ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Anders Osborne: Buddha And The Blues

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NOLA songwriter/musician Anders Osborne's frequent and diverse studio and stage collaborations, including but not limited to those with Luther and Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars and Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead, all lead back to solo work like Buddha and the Blues, self-composed tunes rendered all the more pungent through musicianship tuned to ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

The Branford Marsalis Quartet at Jazz Standard

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Branford Marsalis Quartet
Jazz Standard
New York, NY
February 20, 2019

The Branford Marsalis Quartet came into jny: New York's Jazz Standard in late February to showcase The Secret Between The Shadow And The Soul, their first new album release in seven years and, in marking the special ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

John Mayall: Nobody Told Me

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Over the course of some fifty-plus years, the bands of John Mayall have served as a proving ground for some estimable guitarists. Eric Clapton, Mick Taylor and Peter Green are just the most famous axemen who've aided and abetted “The Godfather of British Blues." Yet, in all that extended time, he has never before had a ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Particle: Accelerator

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Contrary to prevailing popular opinion, electr(on)ic keyboards are not just for noodling in ever-so-cheesy, toy-like tones. In the hands of the titular leader of Particle, keyboardist/vocalist Steve Molitz, for instance, those instruments are lethal weapons with which, on the group's first album in fourteen years, he sets out to destroy preconceptions about what righteous creations can ...

Anthem Of The Sun 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

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In an essay dense with historical detail and rich in provocative allusions, Steve Silberman accurately and vividly recounts the sequence of events involved in the original production of the Grateful Dead's second studio album Anthem of the Sun. The writer recounts a herculean task, the comparable likes of which has resulted in this 50th Anniversary Deluxe ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Grateful Dead: The Grateful Dead 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

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The Grateful Dead didn't always make the most astute business decisions through the course of their career, but the marketing/merchandising agreement reached in 2006 with Rhino Records has been a treasure trove for the label, the band and its fans. And notwithstanding accusations of cash-grabbing, the fact is packages such as Sunshine Daydream and Thirty Trips ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

The Black Crowes at Lake Champlain Maritime Festival

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The Black Crowes
Waterfront Park
Lake Champlain Maritime Festival
Burlington, Vermont

August 17, 2013

Was the Black Crowes show August 17th Waterfront Park one of the best shows in Burlington's history? Perhaps, perhaps not, but there's no denying the band executed a dynamic set with a confidence and expertise that wholly belies its volatile ...

Grateful Dead: Dick's Picks 24

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The plethora of available live Grateful Dead material might be a completist's delight, but it can make for a nightmare for the consumer who just wants a few really good discs. This was a truly multifaceted band, with every facet documented to the point of exhaustion (or even tedium, depending who you ask). At their rootsy ...

ARTICLE: TALKIN' BLUES

Talkin' Blues with Jimmy Herring

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Jimmy Herring is a musician who blurs lines, both in terms of genres and roles. Over the past two decades his work with the Aquarium Rescue Unit, Gov't Mule, The Allman Brothers Band, Frogwings, Phil Lesh & Friends, Project Z, Jazz is Dead, and Widespread Panic has cemented his position as one of the world's premier ...