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The Band: Stage Fright 50th Anniversary Edition 2CD

Read "Stage Fright 50th Anniversary Edition 2CD" reviewed by Doug Collette

In order to more fully appreciate the 50th anniversary edition of the Band's third studio album, Stage Fright (Capitol, 1970), it is best to resist the temptation to go off on tangents regarding the revisionism visited upon the release. The supervision administered by the group's guitarist/songwriter Robbie Robertson may be as questionable as that visited upon ...


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Yaniv Taubenhouse: Moments In Trio Volume Three: Roads

Read "Moments In Trio Volume Three: Roads" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann

Moments In Trio Volume Three: Roads represents the third trip around the sun for Yaniv Taubenhouse's piano trio, featuring Rick Rosato and Jerad Lippi. It's also the group's most refined offering to date. Borrowing from the bold and confident spirit of Moments in Trio Volume One (Fresh Sound New Talent, 2015) and reabsorbing the nimble interplay ...


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Bill Evans: Hey Bill, It's Paul From Abbey Road

Read "Hey Bill, It's Paul From Abbey Road" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Hot after the release of Bill Evans Live at Ronnie Scott's (2020), Resonance Records and the Estate of Bill Evans announced an extraordinary find, now in the final stages of being prepped as a two-disc set entitled Hey Bill, It's Paul from Abbey Road. Recorded off the cuff as a sort of mic-set-up time ...


News: Video / DVD

John, Gary and Eartha

John, Gary and Eartha

In the Wall Street Journal last week, I interviewed John Fogerty on Bad Moon Rising for my “Anatomy of a Song" column. John wrote the song for Creedence Clearwater Revival in 1969 and was inspired by a 1941 movie, Elvis and San Francisco hippie astrology. I last interviewed John on the writing and recording of Proud ...


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Out To Dinner: Play On

Read "Play On" reviewed by Kyle Simpler

Record producers don't always get the same amount of attention as the musicians featured on an album, but their role and influence is vital in the recording process. Take The Beatles' producer, George Martin, for example. His involvement brought the music to a new level. This is also the case with Blue Note co-founder Alfred Lion, ...


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Emi Ferguson: Amour Cruel

Read "Amour Cruel" reviewed by Peter Jurew

Crossing musical borders is a risky business. Our culture loves certainty; the marketplace prefers easily distinguishable, homogenous categories. Whereas contemporary visual artists, at least since Rauschenberg, receive critical praise (and financial reward) for combining styles and materials previously thought to be discrete, contemporary musicians who cross boundaries put their reputations, and sometimes their careers, on the ...

News: Recording

The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper at 50

The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper at 50

Fifty years ago today, Capitol Records released the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Bandin the U.S. Two months later, my Aunt Mary gave me the album for my birthday. Astonishingly, nothing from the album was released as a single for AM radio. At 11, I was a big Beatles fan, but I couldn't figure out ...


News: Performance / Tour

Renewed Tradition: Paul Winter Returns to NYC in December for Special Holiday Concerts

Renewed Tradition: Paul Winter Returns to NYC in December for Special Holiday Concerts

The Paul Winter Consort Performs Annual Winter Solstice Celebration at Cathedral of St. John the Divine on December 15, 16 & 17 Paul Winter Makes Metropolitan Museum Debut in Seasonal Duo Acoustic Program on December 6 New York, NY: Renowned saxophonist, composer and bandleader Paul Winter, long known for his pioneering fusion of jazz, world music, ...


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