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ARTICLE: RADIO

Come Up to the Fender

Read "Come Up to the Fender" reviewed by Patrick Burnette

It's a mixed-bag this fortnight, with two brand new releases by up and comers (Sasha Mashin and Hubert DuPont), a theme album by a Spanish guitar-slinger, and one of many attempts to turn the jazzy music of Steely Dan into full-blown jazz. Pop matters features brief discussions of British odd-ball musicians Brian Eno and Syd Barrett, ...

Jon Lundbom and Big Five Chord: Liverevil

Read "Liverevil" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Blessed with one of the most talented and exciting backing bands in jazz today, guitarist Jon Lundbom returns with a mammoth 2-CD live epic. Liverevil captures the band in performance on their hometown stomping grounds, Brooklyn Fire Proof, in front of a rightfully enthusiastic crowd. Easily able to sustain interest over the course of a double ...

ARTICLE: BOOK EXCERPTS

Trad Dads, Dirty Boppers, and Free Fusioneers: British Jazz, 1960-1975

Read "Trad Dads, Dirty Boppers, and Free Fusioneers: British Jazz, 1960-1975" reviewed by Duncan Heining

From Duncan Heining's Trad Dads, Dirty Boppers and Free Fusioneers (Equinox, 2012) and is taken from from Chapter 11, “The Best Things in Life are Free," which discusses free jazz and free improvisation in British jazz. In this section, Heining examines the early work of the avant-garde group AMM and discusses its philosophy and wider influence ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Legendary Pink Dots New Album & Tour

New Album Seconds Late For The Brighton Line will be released October 5 on CD, Digital & Double LP; North American live dates start October 15.

Unlike most acts of their vintage the Legendary Pink Dots look forward. After more than 30 years they continue to make compelling new music that is demanded by their dedicated ...