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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Leonardo Pavkovic: Nothing is Ordinary

Read "Leonardo Pavkovic: Nothing is Ordinary" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

More than any other person, Leonardo Pavkovic has made me write some crazy shit.

Pavkovic is the primal force behind the joyously eclectic MoonJune Records, which he established in 2001. “Established" may not be the right word: “I am truly an unusual and rules breaking call-it-record-company with a 'label' identity despite the fact that ...

Moraine: Metamorphic Rock (Live at NEARfest)

Read "Metamorphic Rock (Live at NEARfest)" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il gruppo Moraine ruota attorno alle poliedriche doti del chitarrista americano Dennis Rea che ben sa come far scorrere la musica nei suoi vari progetti. In questo caso lo scenario prevalente è quello del rock progressivo che curiosamente li porta più dalle parti di gruppi un po' dimenticati come gli East of Eden che non nel cortile dei soliti gruppi ...

Moraine: Metamorphic Rock

Read "Metamorphic Rock" reviewed by Mark Redlefsen

Moraine is a progressive jazz-rock fusion group led by Seattle-based guitarist/composer Dennis Rea. The group's second CD, Metamorphic Rock: Live at NEARfest, from a live show held at the Bethlehem, PA festival in 2010, finds the band growing its sound to a more competitive level, moving beyond ideas covered on its studio debut, manifest deNsity (Moonjune, ...

MoonJune Records: A Decade of Progressive Rock Documentation

Read "MoonJune Records: A  Decade of Progressive Rock Documentation" reviewed by Mark Redlefsen

On a moon of this past June, appropriately enough, Leonardo Pavkovic, owner of the progressive jazz label MoonJune Records, gave All About Jazz an interview at the label's office in Union Square, New York City. The name MoonJune Records, which Pavkovic started back in 2001, is taken from the title of a song, “Moon In June," ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Moraine: Manifest Density

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Le prime note di “Save the Yuppie Breeding Grounds," con chitarra, violino e violoncello leggeri ma penetranti e sulle strade del post-rock, contengono una melodia trasognante. Non solo rock evidentemente in questo Manifest Density, ma sicuramente anche jazz, un jazz leggero, tanto soffice da avvicinarsi al third stream, come in “Nacho Sunset," una composizione di vari temi, complessa e stratificata ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Moraine: Manifest DeNsity

Read "Manifest DeNsity" reviewed by John Kelman

The place where chamber music meets the intensity and attitude of rock music has been explored, in recent years, by groups including Canada's Bell Orchestre and US-based Clogs. Add to that list Moraine, a Seattle-based quintet that, with its unorthodox line-up of violin, cello, electric guitar, bass, and drums, has plenty of attitude--and energy. This ain't ...

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