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Music Is: Chris Biscoe Plays Mike Westbrook

Label: Trio Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Music Is; Mama Chicago; Goin' To Chicago; Aggro-Vancouver-Desperado; View From The Drawbridge; July '79; Wasteground And Weeds; Music Is.

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Chris Biscoe: Music Is: Chris Biscoe Plays Mike Westbrook

Read "Music Is: Chris Biscoe Plays Mike Westbrook" reviewed by Chris May


Chris Biscoe has played in the bands led by the great British composer Mike Westbrook and/or his wife, singer and lyricist Kate Westbrook, every year since 1979 bar one. He is the Westbrooks' first-call saxophonist and clarinetist and the love runs both ways. It also rings out on every track of this beautiful album.

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Music IS

Label: Okeh
Released: 2018
Track listing: Pretty Stars; Winslow Homer; Change in the Air; What Do You Want?; Thankful; Ron Carter; Think About It; In Line; Rambler; The Pioneers; Monica Jane; Miss You; Go Happy Lucky; Kentucky Derby; Made to Shine; Rambler (bonus, alternate version).

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Bill Frisell: Music IS

Read "Music IS" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Widely touted as Bill Frisell's second solo recording, and his first since the darkly introspective Ghost Town (Nonesuch, 2000), Music IS is, in fact, the guitarist's third, with the oddly overlooked Silent Comedy seemingly having slipped by most folk. That outing, on John Zorn's Tzadik label, was unique in Frisell's discography for being freely improvised, whereas ...

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Bill Frisell: Music IS

Read "Music IS" reviewed by Maurizio Comandini


Benvenuti nel 'Piccolo Mondo Antico' di Bill Frisell. Un mondo che a ben guardare non è antico proprio per niente, anzi è più moderno che mai e sa indicare la strada a chi ha voglia di percorrerla. Un mondo che riesce a non farsi mai penetrare dalla meschinità che troppo spesso pervade la vita dei giorni ...

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Bill Frisell: Music IS

Read "Music IS" reviewed by John Kelman


The tradition of solo jazz guitar recordings is a long one, with guitarists like Johnny Smith, Al Viola, George Van Eps, Lenny Breau and Joe Pass demonstrating just how far a mere six (in some cases, seven) strings could be taken on their own as far back as the 1950s. Subsequent guitar soloists like John Abercrombie ...


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