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Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Slippery Rock

Read "Slippery Rock" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Strangely enough, bandleader and bassist Moppa Elliot derived inspiration for his compositions on Slippery Rock from smooth jazz albums of the late 1970s and '80s. However, it's more like smooth jazz under siege; with resonating rhythms, scorching and wily horns choruses, the program offers subliminal detections of commercial jazz fare as the band often breaks into ...

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Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Slippery Rock

Read "Slippery Rock" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Mettere in fila un paio di idee e fissarle su nastro, magari riuscendo a dire qualcosa di significativo, è alla portata di molti. Restare in carreggiata per dieci anni e cinque dischi - sei compreso il doppio Live in Coimbra -, viaggiando a mille all'ora e con il motore sempre al massimo dei giri, è cosa ...

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Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Slippery Rock

Read "Slippery Rock" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Mostly Other Peopele Do the Killing is back! And with it the rightly slandered genre of smooth jazz. This quintet's fifth studio album was penned by MOPDtK bassist Moppa Elliot after a lengthy immersion in the smooth jazz recordings of the late 1970s and '80s. Elliott extracted certain idiomatic phrases, harmonies and embellishments from this superficial ...

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Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Slippery Rock

Read "Slippery Rock" reviewed by John Sharpe

Like the previous four studio albums by self-styled bebop terrorist band Mostly Other People Do the Killing, Slippery Rock begins with a drum solo over a vamp before kicking into the first tune. That's not the only thing that remains constant. Leader/bassist Moppa Elliott's songwriting talents haven't deserted him either; his charts, named after small Pennsylvania ...


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