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Andy Adamson Quartet: A Cry For Peace

Read "A Cry For Peace" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Fans of the Crusaders, Weather Report and other fusion acts of the 1970's and 1980's will certainly enjoy the sound of Andy Adamson and his quartet. His writing and keyboard work has heart and soul, and the group is a solid unit of excellent players. The quartet features Adamson's original compositions. The line-up on his latest ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Winter Jazzfest, New York City, Day 2: January 8, 2011

Read "Winter Jazzfest, New York City, Day 2: January 8, 2011" reviewed by Gordon Marshall

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Winter Jazzfest
New York, NY
January 7-8, 2011


Vernon Reid's Artificial Afrika

Slick and heavy electric forays characterize the work of veteran guitarist Vernon Reid. However far into space he goes, his instrument is always under control; usually, his music is ...

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NOMO: Ghost Rock

Read "Ghost Rock" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

The initial sound heard on the opening “Brainwave" offers a first insight into the music of NOMO--the sound of composer, multi-instrumentalist and bandleader Elliot Bergman “playing" an actual brainwave monitor. It's an important clue: NOMO finds music where other people find noise.

Ghost Rock is not an easy listen. It is inventive, challenging, and ...

World-ly, and Otherworldly, Beats From the Inside Out

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Leonardo E. M. Cioglia
Contos
Quizamba Music
2008

The following words probably do Brazilian bassist, composer and bandleader Leonardo E. M. Cioglia no favors, because it lays the weighty burden of expectation upon him and his group of young musicians. But no other words say precisely this: Contos showcases an ...