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Jeff Lorber Fusion: Prototype

Read "Prototype" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

Fusion. Is there a dirtier word to the refined ears of the jazz connoisseur? For them the sound of their sacred music mashed up with low-brow rock or common R n' B rhythms must be as harsh and annoying as sharpened nails dragging across a blackboard.

Well, suck it up, buttercups, because Prototype is ...

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Wallace Roney: Prototype

Read "Prototype" reviewed by George Harris

Like Sonny Stitt with Bird, Paul Quinichette with Prez, and Jon Faddis with Diz, Wallace Roney has been cursed (or blessed) with a tone and style hauntingly similar to a more famous blueprint, in this case Miles Davis. Previously trapped with endless comparisons, Roney is starting to break free by placing himself in musical milieus that ...

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Wallace Roney: Prototype

Read "Prototype" reviewed by John Kelman

On Prototype , his first album in four years, trumpeter Wallace Roney continues to develop ideas begun on Village ('97) and No Room For Argument ('00). That is to say, as the liner notes describe, “Miles' playing and his album Nefertiti as one link; Weather Report as the compositional link; Mwandishi (pianist Herbie Hancock groundbreaking early ...

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Wallace Roney: Prototype

Read "Prototype" reviewed by Russ Musto

Prototype is Wallace Roney's latest effort to blaze innovative new trails within the musical territory first explored by Miles Davis. The music that Roney and company put forth is simultaneously visceral and creative--revolutionary, but cognizant of popular tastes. The group--Roney's wife Geri Allen on piano, brother Antoine on saxophones, Davis alumnus Adam Holzman on keyboards, Matt ...

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Harriet Tubman: Prototype

Read "Prototype" reviewed by Mark Corroto

The second ‘strange meeting’ between the members of the thumping power trio known as Harriet Tubman was recorded live in New York, Finland, and The Netherlands. Why bassist Melvin Gibbs choose to reincarnate his previous band Power Tools can be answered by noting the sales of powered amps and woofers over the past decade. Gibbs, guitarist ...