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The Casimir Connection: Cause and Effect

Read "Cause and Effect" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Though perhaps best known as a writer, arranger and leader of big bands, particularly the seventeen-piece Giant Steppes, saxophonist Diane McLoughlin is no stranger to the cut and thrust of small ensemble dynamics; the London-based musician plays with both the Alison Rayner Quintet and the Chris Hodgson Quartet. The Casimir Connection, however, is a different proposition; ...

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Johannesson, Schultz and Berglund, featuring Jacob Karlzon: Cause And Effect

Read "Cause And Effect" reviewed by Chris Mosey

Events from a momentous three-year musical period greatly influenced this album: in 1967 the death of John Coltrane; the release, two years later, of In A Silent Way (Columbia, 1969) by his former boss, trumpeter Miles Davis; and the demise of rock icon Jimi Hendrix in 1970.

The line-up is Max Schultz, one ...

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Abraham Burton - Eric McPherson Quartet: Cause And Effect

Read "Cause And Effect" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Obsessed fans of John Coltrane’s classic quartet are forever searching for that pure energy that Trane, Elvin Jones, Jimmy Garrison and McCoy Tyner bottled for a short time. Their music was perhaps the pinnacle of jazz’s most dynamic period. Few have tread the same path for fear of comparison and ultimately failure. Enter Abraham Burton and ...

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Larry Coryell, Tom Coster, Steve Smith: Cause and Effect

Read "Cause and Effect" reviewed by Ed Kopp

Pioneering fusion guitarist Larry Coryell has dabbled in many styles: straight-ahead jazz, psychedelic jazz-rock, classical, gentle acoustic music, Indian music, Brazilian jazz and pop-jazz. Coryell's embrace of disparate styles has resulted in several inferior albums, but I'm happy to report that Cause and Effect is not one of them. This is an impressive return to the ...

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Larry Coryell, Steve Smith, Tom Coster: Cause and Effect

Read "Cause and Effect" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Legendary guitar genius Larry Coryell has reclaimed some of his early roots here with an explosive new cd on Tone Center records. Backed by stalwart session men Steve Smith (drums) and Tom Coster (kbrds) this is the stuff that Coryell admirers have been waiting for, especially after some recent and relatively sedate “smooth jazz" ventures.

Coryell ...