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Unburied Treasure

Read "Unburied Treasure" reviewed by John Kelman

Of all the so-called progressive rock bands that emerged in the late '60s/early '70s, Gentle Giant has, perhaps, been the most misunderstood, and the one which failed to reach the same deserved commercial heights of its creatively innovative brethren, like King Crimson, Yes, Genesis and Pink Floyd. Of the bigger names from that time, only Van ...

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Chris Botti At The Charleston Music Hall

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Chris Botti
The Charleston Music Hall
Charleston, SC
October 17, 2019

Miles Davis played Birth of Cool on one, Dizzy Gillespie had the bell bent upward on one, and Chris Botti has one, made in 1939. We are talking about the fabled early Martin Committee Handcraft #3 large ...

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King Crimson at Budweiser Stage & Théâtre St-Denis

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King Crimson
2019 Celebration Tour
Budweiser Stage, Toronto, Canada
Théâtre St-Denis, Montréal, Canada
September 14 & 17, 2019

After covering six shows including two 2014 dates in San Francisco, another two 2015 shows in Montréal, and single, back-to-back 2017 performances in Montréal and Toronto, perhaps the biggest question is:

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Live From Brussels: Aldous Harding, Samantha Fish & Deus

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Aldous Harding
Botanique
May 14, 2019

The Rotonde room in Botanique is a pleasingly intimate environment with tiered ledges in, yes, a most-of-a-circle formation. For this unsurprisingly sold out show, right at the beginning of New Zealand singer Aldous Harding's European tour, all space was sardined, but your scribe fortunately ...

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Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz - XXXIV Edizione

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Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz Sant'Anna Arresi 30.08.2019 -08.09.2019

“Dobbiamo prendere atto che il percorso del festival si è concluso... Forse siamo caduti nella trappola auto-costruita della piccola comunità... Il festival era un pretesto per parlare nuovi linguaggi ... Le questioni artistiche vanno bene ma oggi il festival esprime poco ...

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3x3: Piano Trios: August 2019

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Yoko Miwa Trio
Keep Talkin'
Ocean Blue Tear Music
2019

When Yoko Miwa and her trio-mates get to talking, it's no wonder they only want to keep going and going. Their playful bantering elevates everything on offer here, from a couple venerable standards through a handful of playful originals showing the ...

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Fano Jazz by the Sea 2019

Read "Fano Jazz by the Sea 2019" reviewed by Libero Farnè

Fano Jazz by the Sea 2019
Fano, varie sedi
18-28.7.2019

Il programma della ventisettesima edizione del festival marchigiano ha combinato con grande intelligenza proposte significative del panorama attuale, ha alternato esperienze e generi diversi, riuscendo a sollecitare la curiosità dello specialista come del grosso pubblico. Il clou del festival ha ...

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Camila Meza: Ámbar

Read "Ámbar" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann

After finally stepping into the limelight with 2016's Traces (Sunnyside Records)--the record on which Camila Meza impressively solidified her very own character and place as a musician and composer--the Chilean singer / guitarist returns with an entirely different cast of musicians that has grown to orchestral proportions, and a new batch of intriguing tunes that consist ...

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California Guitar Trio + Montreal Guitar Trio: In a Landscape

Read "In a Landscape" reviewed by Geno Thackara

The musical territory of In a Landscape doesn't take very long to cover, yet somehow still feels vast. There's a lot of exploring behind everything these two trios do, which is only fitting in light of their globe-spanning origins, not to mention the collective miles they've racked up on the road over the decades. So it's ...

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Jay Anderson: Deepscape

Read "Deepscape" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Jay Anderson took up the acoustic bass as a pre-teen, earned a Bachelor's Degree in Performance from CSU and cut his teeth playing with the Woody Herman Orchestra, right out of school. His deep resume includes classical performance with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, alternative music with Frank Zappa and Tom Waits, and pop with David Bowie. ...