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Cyrus Chestnut & Friends: A Charlie Brown Christmas

Read "A Charlie Brown Christmas" reviewed by Derek John

Good grief! That time of year is, indeed, here once again, and with it a fresh batch of seasonal CD releases. Although nothing new, a few years back it suddenly became especially vogue for many artists to cut an album of holiday favorites. The result, more often than not, has been a senseless butchering of once-classic ...


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Chicago Underground Duo: Synesthesia

Read "Synesthesia" reviewed by Derek John

The Chicago Underground Duo, despite its name, is not a shadowy pair of comic book- inspired crime fighters. This dynamic duo has no underground lair and the only thing they're fighting on their new album might be the rigid conventions of the jazz musical establishment. The group consists of accomplished musicians Rob Mazurek and Chad Taylor. ...


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