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The Peter Leitch New Jazz Orchestra: New Life

Read "New Life" reviewed by Jack Bowers


After what Canadian-born guitarist Peter Leitch has been through in the last eight years, it's little wonder he named the ensemble he now leads the New Life Jazz Orchestra. Diagnosed in 2012 with stage 4 lung cancer, Leitch faced the choice of throwing in the proverbial towel or undergoing career-ending cancer treatment. He chose the latter, ...

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New Life

Label: Ubuntu Music
Released: 2018
Track listing: New Life; Blink; Moondust; Prelude To Elation; Elation; Standing Still; Kilter; Fall In; Bullet Train; Take Time.

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Flying Machines: New Life

Read "New Life" reviewed by Roger Farbey


It takes barely a couple of plays but then the main hook line of Alex Munk's stonking title track grabs you and won't let go. This is very much in the vein of mid-period Frank Zappa with Munk's guitar wired to the extreme end of the jazz/metal spectrum. But it's not all sound and fury, as ...

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Flying Machines

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2016
Track listing: Tracks; Bliss Out; As Long As It Lasts; Emotional Math Metal; First Breath; Lighter Than Air; Peace Offering; Stratosphere; A Long Walk Home.

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Flying Machines: Flying Machines

Read "Flying Machines" reviewed by Roger Farbey


Flying Machines is the eponymous debut album by a group led by British guitarist Alex Munk whose late father Roger Munk was the inspiration for the project. Munk Senior was a leading figure in the design and construction of modern airships, otherwise known as Hybrid Air Vehicles. Munk Junior graduated in 2009 from Leeds College of ...


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