Content by tag "Phish"

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Ghost Light At Twiddle's Tumbledown Festival

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Ghost Light
Waterfront Park
Tumbledown Music Festival
Burlington, VT
July 26, 2019

The bright, hot late afternoon sun hardly outshone keyboardist Holly Bowling's stage presence during Ghost Light's July 26th opening set on the main stage of Tumbledown. While she was unobtrusively navigating the quintet during an virtually uninterrupted hour ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Phish: The Baker's Dozen: Live at Madison Square Garden

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Phish's The Baker's Dozen: Live at Madison Square Garden lives up to its title even if, in both design and content, it bears scant resemblance to its all-encompassing limited-edition counterpart. Containing thirteen performances specifically chosen by the members of the group from the 2017 residency at the famed venue, its only add-on is a twenty-eight page ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa Tour at The Paramount

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The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa Tour
The Paramount
Huntington, NY
April 24, 2019

Frank Zappa was one of the most eclectic and influential musicians for the 20th Century. The musician, composer, activist and filmmaker's work and career exemplifies nonconformity, improvisational musical themes, sound experiments and technical musical virtuosity. Satire of ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five with Black Tie Brass

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About Black Tie Brass:

Black Tie Brass is a horn driven jazz funk band. Lead by Ryan McNulty, most of the band met at college in New York and have been playing together since 2008 and formed BTB is 2013. We released our first self-titled album after a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2014. We ...

ARTICLE: JAZZ JOURNAL

Autumn 2017

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Jazz Journal is a regular column consisting of pithy takes on recent jazz releases of note as well as spotlights on those titles in the genre that might otherwise go unnoticed under the cultural radar.

Jim Yanda Trio
Regional Cookin'
Corner Store Jazz
2017

There's an uncanny similarity ...

ARTICLE: FILM REVIEWS

Fathom Events Presents "The Grateful Dead Movie"

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Grateful Dead
The Grateful Dead Movie
Fathom Events
2017

2017's Grateful Dead “Meet-Up at the Movies" was comprised of a number of disparate elements, the amalgamation of which, in a fashion typical of this iconic band, carried a logic all its own. This multi-leveled presentation by Fathom Events may or ...

Phish: St. Louis '93

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The pastel color scheme on the front and back covers of Phish St. Louis '93 is quietly evocative of the six CD's of music enclosed in the slim slip case, but no more or less than the deeper tones on the individual sleeves and the discs themselves that mirror the intensity of the playing at its ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

The Tom & Jamie Show at the College Street Congregational Church

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The Tom & Jamie Show
College Street Congregational Church
Burlington, VT
March 25, 2017

Anyone who attended the Chick Corea / Bela Fleck concert at the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival in 2007 had to feel some measure of deja vu as The Tom & Jamie Show commenced at the College St Congregational ...

Jazz Is Phsh: He Never Spoke A Word

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Phish prefer not to be compared to the Grateful Dead in any respect, which is understandable up to a point, yet it's fair to say each band's respective legacy has its own momentum including twists and turns of evolution that inevitably result in parallels and intersections illuminating the process(es).

So it is that Jazz ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Foundation of Funk at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom

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Foundation of Funk
Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
Denver
February 11, 2017

Foundation: the base upon which something is built. From houses to skyscrapers, foundations are essential. They must be solid, strong and most of all, immovable. A funk foundation? That, too, must be solid and strong. But immovable? No, quite the ...