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Bill Carrothers: Red Planet

Read "Red Planet" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Since the '80s, Michigan pianist Bill Carrothers has inventively and tirelessly fashioned himself an enviable discography, which includes 2008's Home Row (Pirouet Records, 2008) with Gary Peacock and Bill Stewart and 2010's tribute to revered trumpeter Clifford Brown Joy Spring (Pirouet Records, 2010 ). A critical fave on the touring circuit, he's highlighted gigs the world ...

Bill Carrothers: Red Planet

Read "Red Planet" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Prendete un trio chitarra, basso e batteria di stanza a Minneapolis (luogo con più di una suggestione musicale) abituato a giocare con i generi (folk, rock, jazz, classica, americana?) aggiungete un pianista difficilmente etichettabile e mai banale come Bill Carrothers e avrete un' idea del disco in questione. Solo un'idea s'intende perché poi l'ascolto rivela una ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Dean Magraw's Red Planet "Space Dust" CD Release Party at Artists' Quarter (St. Paul), May 13-14

Dean Magraw's Red Planet "Space Dust" CD Release Party at Artists' Quarter (St. Paul), May 13-14

Master guitarist Dean Magraw presents his trio, Red Planet, in a stunning new CD, Space Dust, including many original compositions that the band has been playing live since 2003. Space Dust exemplifies the magical direction that these three experienced jazz musicians have continually created. The disc opens with the band setting fire to the Coltrane tune, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Dean Magraw Trio: Unseen Rain

Read "Unseen Rain" reviewed by Darren Jensen

Guitarist Dean Magraw is what some would call a “character" in the twin cities music scene of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. His work has crossed many genres over the years, from Irish to Americana, free jazz to gypsy swing, experimental jam to neo-classical folk. His onstage antics and demeanor are satirical, often seeming as though ...