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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Marcus Miller: A Night in Monte Carlo

Read "A Night in Monte Carlo" reviewed by Chuck Koton

It's been more than four years since James Brown, the “hardest working man in show business," departed this Earth for an ethereal stage, time enough to anoint a successor. Bassist Marcus Miller deserves consideration--a tribute that would, no doubt, put a smile on the face of the Godfather of Soul. After all, a typical year for ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, and Lenny White: Forever Fine in Dusseldorf

Read "Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, and Lenny White: Forever Fine in Dusseldorf" reviewed by Phillip Woolever

Corea, Clarke, and White
Tonhalle
Dusseldorf, Germany
November 4, 2009
An acoustic visit by these long journeying, top tier collaborators brought fresh perspective to their work, and thus to both the ups and downs of a widely touted gig. Happily, for the relatively small crowd, there were far more ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Montreux Jazz 2009 Festival Journal

Read "Montreux Jazz 2009 Festival Journal" reviewed by Phillip Woolever

43rd Montreux Jazz Festival
Montreux, Switzerland
July 5-6, 2009
Summer months of music on the European festival circuit are indeed a multi-cultural garden of both earthly delights and otherworldly musical experiences. For performers and fans alike, these planes seem to unite for unique harmonic convergences. Among many storied festivals through ...