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Theo Jackson: Shoeless And The Girl

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Theo Jackson's second album, Shoeless And The Girl, is an old-fashioned kind of record. That's “old-fashioned" as in melodic, swinging, understated, lyrically engaging--old-fashioned in a really good way.

Jackson's debut, Jericho (Self Produced, 2012), was impressive but the lengthy songs sometimes lost focus. Shoeless And The Girl is a more mature, more savvy, album: the ...

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Maurizio Minardi: The Cook, The Clown, The Monk And The Accordionist

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It's not the snappiest album title ever, but The Cook, The Clown, The Monk And The Accordionist, by the UK-based Italian musician Maurizio Minardi, is one snappy album. This is a standout recording, full of atmospheric music that combines immediately engaging hooks with sweeping narrative and emotional depth.

Minardi's My Piano Trio (Belfagor Label, 2012) ...