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Soft Machine: Hidden Details

Read "Hidden Details" reviewed by John Kelman

Following a series of releases for Moonjune Records under the moniker Soft Machine Legacy, beginning with 2005's Live in Zaandam and concluding, most recently, with 2013's Burden of Proof, this quartet consisting largely of members from the classic Canterbury group Soft Machine has finally decided to drop the “Legacy" and go it with the original name ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

John Etheridge: More Than a Legacy

Read "John Etheridge: More Than a Legacy" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

The home page of guitarist John Etheridge's website reveals that he's involved in seven current projects: nothing too unusual in the life of a contemporary jazz musician. Closer inspection quickly shows that the term “jazz musician" fails miserably to encompass the full range of Etheridge's work. There's his career as a solo performer; his duo with ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Andy Aitchison Quartet: You Ain't Never

Read "You Ain't Never" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

The piano and the violin are, perhaps, the only two musical instruments so complete and so possessed of body and soul that they can elicit and provoke the purest feelings of sadness and joy, and every other feeling in-between. But of the two, only one does so with the manipulation of merely four strings. The violin ...

Gabrielle Ducomble: J'ai Deux Amours

Read "J'ai Deux Amours" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Belgian singer Gabrielle Ducomble began her recording career in 2003, after reaching the finale of French television's Pop Idol. After hearing Dee Dee Bridgewater Ducomble started to move towards jazz, relocated to London and graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. So, while J'ai Deux Amours is not her first recording, it is her ...

NEWS: TRENDS

Acclaimed British Jazz Violinist Chris Garrick Votes Neolin Best Electro-Acoustic Violin

Acclaimed British Jazz Violinist Chris Garrick Votes Neolin Best Electro-Acoustic Violin

"I want to learn to play like Chris Garrick!" —Maxim Vengerov "THE NEOLIN is more than just an electro-acoustic violin —with its own, modern sound, its versatility and a whole bunch of options, it's meant to open up new horizons for violin-playing, to enlarge the spectrum of musical expressions in today's music the way the saxophone did ...