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Bryan and the Haggards: Pretend It's The End of the World

Read "Pretend It's The End of the World" reviewed by William Carey

Is it too late for a “best of 2010" list? This 2010 release, by Bryan and the Haggards, has made several of these lists; while it would be easy to approach these jazz renditions of Merle Haggard tunes as some sort of novelty, that couldn't be farther from what tenor saxophonist Bryan Murray and his quintet ...

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Bryan and the Haggards: Pretend It's The End of the World

Read "Pretend It's The End of the World" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

The legend of Merle Haggard is probably as large as the life of the folk music star. Only Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash have a larger legend than Haggard. The writer of “Okie from Muskogee" is the star of this album, Pretend It's The End of the World by this ensemble ...

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Bryan and the Haggards: Pretend It's the End of the World

Read "Pretend It's the End of the World" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Le vicende artistiche e umane della leggenda del country Merle Haggard hanno seguito un percorso comune a molti grandi della musica. Un'infanzia difficile, una vita condita da detenzioni e umiliazioni, la musica come unico momento di riscatto, il riconoscimento tardivo del proprio talento e della propria arte. Ma cosa possono avere in comune un musicista country ed un manipolo di ...

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Bryan and the Haggards: Pretend It's the End of the World

Read "Pretend It's the End of the World" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Can a saxophone “twang?" If it's a set of music celebrating the sounds of Bakersfield, California's county music legend, Merle Haggard, it had better do just that. And strangely, with Pretend It's the End of the World, by Bryan and the Haggards, the saxophone blowing of altoist Jon Irabagon and the tenorist/leader Bryan Murray find that ...