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Bob Holz: Silverthorne

Read "Silverthorne" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Here's a solid jazz fusion album sans the megalomaniacal soloing sprees and impossibly complex time signatures brought to us by highly regarded session drummer and bandleader Bob Holz, who reaps the benefits of A-listers such as guitarist Mike Stern, trumpeter Randy Brecker and other notables. And while drummers are not frequently heralded for their compositions and ...

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Bob Holz: VISIONS: Coast to Coast Connection

Read "VISIONS: Coast to Coast Connection" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Jazz fusion drummer Bob Holz and longtime friend, bassist extraordinaire Stanley Clarke (Return to Forever) record together for the first time, namely on two tracks, also featuring bassist Ralphe Armstrong (Mahavishnu Orchestra) and a stellar cast of East and West Coast musicians. Nonetheless, Holz doesn't reinvent the wheel here, but conveys a cheerful vibe via his ...

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Bettye LaVette: Worthy

Read "Worthy" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

Leonessa che non si stanca di ruggire (carriera ormai cinquantennale, tra sparizioni e riscoperte), Bettye LaVette si affida nuovamente alla illuminata produzione di Joe Henry per questo disco in cui personalizza in modo convincente un canzoniere molto vario.

Si apre con “Unbelievable," canzone di un tardo Bob Dylan che, immersa in una marinatura ...

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Photon Band: Pure Photonic Matter Volume 1

Read "Pure Photonic Matter Volume 1" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

The Philadelphia-based Photon Band conspicuously unites Indie rock with an amalgamation of psychedelics and spacey overtures amid occasional nods to the British punk rock movement and hard-driving proto-punk ensembles such as MC5. This limited edition vinyl release was largely created by the band's leader, guitarist/bassist/vocalist Art di Furia. Some of the rewarding elements can be attributed ...