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Article: Lyrics

L'ultimo hipster. La vita e la musica di Mark Murphy

Read "L'ultimo hipster. La vita e la musica di Mark Murphy" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Non trovate accenni a Mark Murphy nelle più recenti storie del jazz, neanche il nome. Una lacuna che appare inspiegabile (a differenza di Frank Sinatra, Mel Tormè e Tony Bennett) che si giustifica solo col ritardo a collocare il cantante di Syracuse in una prospettiva storica. Eppure già prima della sua scomparsa -il ...

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Gotcha Rhythm Right Here

Label: Stp Records
Released: 2015
Track listing: Gotcha Rhythm Right Here, Part 1; Black Eyed G’s; Soul Surfin’; 7th Avenue South; Chili Wa Man; Always in My Heart; Side By Two; Bikini Beach; Les Is Moe’; NCY Direct 2014; Hip to the Hips; Gotcha Rhythm Right Here, Part 2; Boulevard Strut (bonus track)..

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Article: Album Review

John Tropea: Gotcha Rhythm Right Here

Read "Gotcha Rhythm Right Here" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Although thirty-one musicians are listed, guitarist John Tropea's latest recording isn't strictly a big-band album, as the sidemen perform on assorted tracks in groups whose size varies from five to twelve. Tropea is always present, of course, as is his friend and fellow composer / arranger Chris Palmaro on the Hammond B3 organ or Fender Rhodes ...

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Article: Extended Analysis

Paul Simon: The Complete Albums Collection

Read "Paul Simon: The Complete Albums Collection" reviewed by John Kelman


If the history books were to be closed on singer/songwriter Paul Simon's career today, he'd have already left a legacy more than sufficient to ensure a substantial chapter. While other emergent songwriters of his day--Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan and Randy Newman amongst them--have clearly evolved over the years, there's been an underlying approach that's remained consistent ...

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Article: Album Review

Mika Stoltzman: If You Believe

Read "If You Believe" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


In jazz, the marimba tends to be dwarfed by its sustain-friendly metallic cousin, the vibraphone. Many fine vibes players, like Bobby Hutcherson and Stefon Harris to name just two, double on marimba, but that instrument always comes second for them--and for most jazz mallet players--and it almost never dominates a program; almost is the key word, ...

News: Recording

Guitar Great John Tropea's Complete Catalogue Now Available For Digital Download

Guitar Great John Tropea's Complete Catalogue Now Available For Digital Download

New York, NY: The time has finally arrived when guitar master John Tropea’s complete body of solo artist recordings are available as a digital release on CD Baby, iTunes and other digital platforms. And what a showing this offering is! From his first release, Tropea (1975), to his latest 11th CD release, Take Me Back to ...

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News: Recording

Funkasaurus Rex Release "I Hear Voices"

Funkasaurus Rex Release "I Hear Voices"

Funkasaurus Rex has released I Hear Voices. A follow-up to the critically acclaimed Etched in Stone. This EP features a medley arrangement of Stevie Wonder's “I Wish/Superstition" plus an original by leader Joey Berkley entitled “Star." I Hear Voices also features a group of very talented singers. Yes, Funkasaurus Rex sings! Available now for download worldwide ...

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Article: Live Review

New Universe Music Festival: Day 2, November 21, 2010

Read "New Universe Music Festival: Day 2, November 21, 2010" reviewed by John Kelman


Day 1 | Day 2 The New Universe Music FestivalRaleigh, North CarolinaNovember 20-21, 2010 It's no small challenge to make a new festival viable, especially when it represents something of a niche within a niche. The attendance at the first day of the New Universe Music Festival was impressive enough, but ...

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Article: From the Inside Out

Seven Steps to Soul

Read "Seven Steps to Soul" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


In a narrow view, soul music is a style of rhythm and blues in which the object of affection is most often a lover who's either in view or long been out of sight. But from a wider perspective, soul music can also tell the story of a nation's memories and dreams, and articulate the spirit ...


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