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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

The 2017 Laid Back Festival: In The Spirit of Gregg Allman at The Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

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The 2017 Laid Back Festival: In The Spirit of Gregg Allman
The Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Wantagh, NY
September 24, 2017

Gregg Allman co-founded and curated the inaugural Laid Back Festival. That festival began as a single day celebration in August of 2015 and was held at the Jones ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Steve Winwood: Greatest Hits Live

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Greatest Hits Live is something of a misnomer as applied to Steve Winwood's expansive in- concert collection. Not that the title doesn't contain his most well-known numbers, because it does, ranging all the way from his days as a teenage wunderkind ("Gimme Some Lovin'") to his most mainstream commercial success ("Roll With It"). But over the ...

Club d'Elf: Live at Club Helsinki

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Club d'Elf and their sprawling live records present a unique challenge to folks who write about them. This double Live at Club Helsinki set reveals every modern style and multiple Moroccan rhythms (except for opera and bluegrass--maybe). But often we want so much to relate or explain these sounds, and there's so much going on in ...

Jazz in Its Present Tents

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Jazz sets up camp throughout different geographies--and centuries.

Bossacucanova
The Best of Bossacucanova
Six Degrees Records
2016

Few bands have built upon the legacy of their chosen field the way that Bossacucanova has advanced the music of their native Brazil. Their story begins about two ...

Jimi Hendrix: Machine Gun: Live At The Fillmore East First Show

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Dopo l'esibizione a Woodstock, a metà agosto del 1969, Jimi Hendrix tornò a concentrarsi sul trio come formato per le sue esibizioni. Gli Experience si erano sciolti qualche mese prima e Jimi decise di chiamare il noto batterista Buddy Miles, affiancandolo al bassista Billy Cox che già faceva parte del gruppo più allargato che si era ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Soule Indomitable at Nectar's

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Soule Indomitable
Nectar's
Burlington, VT
March 29, 2017

Continuing to nurture their intermittent but nevertheless ongoing collaboration, members of two of the most distinctive ensembles of Burlington Vermont's current music scene played together each Wednesday evening during March at Nectar's and this final night, the culmination of the run, radiated more ...

Columbia Years 1968-1969

Read "Columbia Years 1968-1969" reviewed by Maurizio Comandini

La piccola ma intraprendente casa discografica statunitense, Light in the Attic, in collaborazione con la major Sony/Columbia, piazza un uppercut formidabile che toglie il velo ad uno dei misteri meglio preservati della discografia del secolo scorso. Vengono infatti pubblicati per la prima volta i cinque brani che Betty Davis, nata Betty Mabry e sposata con Miles ...

ARTICLE: DVD/FILM REVIEWS

Michael Bloomfield: From His Head to His Heart to His Hands

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Michael Bloomfield
From His Head to His Heart to His Hands
Sony Legacy Music
2014

Il ricordo dell'arte chitarristica sopraffina di Mike Bloomfield va adeguatamente tenuto vivo per i molti estimatori, ma anche per le giovani generazioni che non hanno avuto modo di conoscerlo direttamente. Questo è il compito importante ...

ARTICLE: CYMBALISM

Don Alias and Miles Davis

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[Editor's Note: Cymbalism is an All About Jazz column featuring excerpts from an upcoming autobiography on the late, great percussionist Don Alias, co-written by Melanie Futorian, his companion for the last seven years of his life. This installment covers Alias' work on trumpeter Miles Davis' iconic Bitches Brew (Columbia, 1970)]

It was [drummer] Tony Williams ...

Jimi Hendrix: Band of Gypsys Live at the Fillmore East

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Jimi Hendrix

Band of Gypsys Live at the Fillmore East

Experience Hendrix/Legacy Recordings

2011

Given the latter years of guitarist Jimi Hendrix's life were fouled by business disputes, it comes as no surprise that the Band of Gypsys, perhaps the foulest such entanglement of them all, was not comprehensively recorded ...