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Abby & Norm Group: Melodic Miner's Daughter

Read "Melodic Miner's Daughter" reviewed by Jim Santella

The light country air that Abby and Norm Zocher convey for their latest album keeps the session cool and comfortable. And yet they've added just the right amount of tension through many harmonic and rhythmic surprises. The title track stirs up powerful forces and makes your hair stand on end. This is the same band that's ...


Volume 1: The Book Of Norm

Label: A to Z Records
Released: 1999
Track listing: Jungle Tune; Giant Steps; Hick Licks; Know It; ?Til Death Do Us Part; Cytyc Thinprep 2000?; Devolution; Buffy; Old Blues; Berklee Tune.


Article: Album Review

Abby & Norm Group: Volume 1: The Book of Norm

Read "Volume 1: The Book of Norm" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Abby & Norm (who also answer to Mr. & Mrs. and are assistant professors of guitar at the Berklee College of Music in Boston) enclosed a nice personal note with this CD saying they would be “honored to know” what I think of it — as if what I think carries any weight or makes any ...


Article: Album Review

Abby & Norm Group: Volume 1: The Book Of Norm

Read "Volume 1: The Book Of Norm" reviewed by Jim Santella

It's fitting that Norman Zocher's “Til Death Do Us Part" lopes along as a loving ballad that pairs his electric guitar with Abigail Aronson's electric bass. The gospel-tinged composition finds the quartet supporting each as they speak out in a conversational style, sometimes in perfect harmony and sometimes seeing things differently. The comfortable 6/8 rhythm includes ...


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