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Larry Koonse & Darek Oleszkiewicz: Storybook

Read "Storybook" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

In a new venture and on a new jazz label, Jazz Compass, West Coast guitarist Larry Koonse and bassist Darek “Oles" Oleszkiewicz essentially perform a series of duets, with the subtle assistance of percussionist Munyungo Jackson.

These ten original compositions feature the musicians in a series of intimate duets and trios that feature the ...

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Finisterre: Storybook

Read "Storybook" reviewed by Todd S. Jenkins

The red-hot Italian prog-fusion band, caught live in top form. Storybook was recorded at the 1997 Progday Festival in Chapel Hill, NC, and one can guess that Finisterre’s show was a major highlight of the festival. Because Sergio Grazia’s flute is on the front line, comparisons to Jethro Tull can hardly be avoided. But Finisterre (French ...

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Finisterre: Storybook

Read "Storybook" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Italian prog-rockers, “Finisterre” hearken back to the days of Britain’s beloved “Canterbury” progressive rock scene amid the stylizations witnessed by their predecessors and fellow compatriots, “PFM,” “Area,” Banco and a few others of note. With this live presentation recorded during the infamous, “ProgDay Fest” in Chapel Hill, NC this quintet renders a series of lengthy and ...