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Brain Wilson is one of rock's most deeply revered figures, a legendary writer, producer, arranger and performer of some of the most cherished music in rock history. Indeed, it is no exaggeration to call Brian Wilson one of the most influential pop composers of the last 50 years. Labor Day weekend, 1961, in Hawthorne, California It was then and there that nineteen-year-old Brian Douglas Wilson and his younger brothers Dennis and Carl assembled in their family's living room with cousin Mike Love and friend Al Jardine to rehearse a little tune that Brian and Mike had written for a try-out recording session. As luck would have it, the Wilsons' parents were vacationing and had left the boys $250 for food money

Orange Crate Art 25th Anniversary Edition (2 CD)

Label: Omnivore Recordings
Released: 2020
Track listing: CD 1: Orange Crate Art; Sail Away; My Hobo Heart; Wings Of A Dove; Palm Tree And Moon; Summer In Monterey; San Francisco; Hold Back Time; My Jeanine; Movies Is Magic' This Town Goes Down At Sunset; Lullaby. Previously Unissued 'Extra Oranges': Rhapsody In Blue; Love Is Here To Stay; What A Wonderful World. CD2: Previously Unissued Instrumentals - Orange Crate Art; Sail Away; My Hobo Heart; Wings Of A Dove; Palm Tree And Moon; Summer In Monterey; San Francisco; Hold Back Time; My Jeanine; Movies Is Magic; This Town Goes Down At Sunset.

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Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks: Orange Crate Art 25th Anniversary Edition (2 CD)

Read "Orange Crate Art 25th Anniversary Edition (2 CD)" reviewed by Doug Collette

Personal estrangement, lawsuits and terminal illness permeated the Beach Boys' world when Orange Crate Art was originally released in 1995. It is thus little wonder it was greeted with more than a little ballyhoo (even if that was bit tentative), but that's also because it was, apart from the single song “Sail On Sailor" from Holland ...

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Take Five with Ed Palermo

Read "Take Five with Ed Palermo" reviewed by Edward Palermo

Meet Ed Palermo Ed Palermo is an arranger, composer and alto saxophonist mostly known for his big band and their interpretations of the music of Ed's hero, Frank Zappa. Coming out of college in jny: Chicago, his initial plan was to become a great jazz tenor saxophonist in the vein of Michael Brecker, Steve Grossman and ...

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Atomic: Pet Variations

Read "Pet Variations" reviewed by John Eyles

Formed in the spring of 2000, Scandinavian “supergroup" Atomic recorded and released their first album Feet Music (Jazzland) in 2001. The years since have been remarkably stable for the quintet; they have produced albums at an impressive rate of about a disc a year, including two collaborations with Ken Vandermark's School Days group. The only change ...

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Brian Wilson Presents The Christmas Album Live

Read "Brian Wilson Presents The Christmas Album Live" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante

Brian Wilson with Beat Root Revival NYCB Theatre at Westbury Brian Wilson Presents The Christmas Album Live Westbury, NY December 5, 2018 Brian Wilson is many things. As one of the most influential songwriters of all time, a founding member and the musical force behind the Beach Boys, ...

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Enzo Pietropaoli, Julian Mazzariello, Alessandro Paternesi: The Princess

Read "The Princess" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Piano trio tradizionale, impegnato su “standard del pop" riletti con meditata attenzione, sempre su tempi lenti e con partecipazione emotiva: si può riassumere così questo The Princess, del contrabbassista Enzo Pietropaoli, che vede al pianoforte Julian Mazzariello e alla batteria Alessandro Paternesi. Il programma si apre con un brano di John Lennon e prosegue ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Brad Mehldau Trio: Seymour Reads The Constitution!

Read "Seymour Reads The Constitution!" reviewed by Doug Collette

The track listing of Seymour Reads The Constitution! is ultimately as deceptive as the album's title (not to mention its cryptic cover image). The ten cuts feature only three compositions written by Brad Mehldau, yet these pieces constitute almost half the record's sixty-plus minutes playing time. As a result, the covers provide exceptional pacing because the ...

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5 Musical Geniuses Who Overcame Disabilities To Achieve Legendary Status

5 Musical Geniuses Who Overcame Disabilities To Achieve Legendary Status

Finding success in the music industry typically entails surmounting a good number of obstacles, and can be even harder for those who need to overcome a disability or are in some way disadvantaged. Here we five genius musicians who succeeded despite the odds. Guest post by Patrick McGuire from Soundfly's Flypaper Whether it’s writing a song or learning how to read ...

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Brian Wilson at Radio City Music Hall

Read "Brian Wilson at Radio City Music Hall" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante

Brian Wilson Radio City Music Hall Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary World Tour: With Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin New York, NY September 23, 2017 Brian Wilson is a Grammy-winning member of the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. He is considered to be one of the most influential songwriters of ...


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