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Pink Floyd formed in 1964 from earlier bands whose names included Sigma 6, T-Set, Megadeaths, The Screaming Abdabs, The Architectural Abdabs, and The Abdabs. The band was again renamed The Pink Floyd Sound and then simply The Pink Floyd (after two blues musicians, Pink Anderson and Floyd Council). The definite article was dropped by the time their debut album was released. Pink Floyd originally consisted of Bob Klose (lead guitar), Syd Barrett (vocals, rhythm guitar), Richard Wright (keyboards, vocals), Roger Waters (bass, vocals) and Nick Mason (drums). They covered rhythm and blues staples such as 'Louie, Louie'

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Article: Extended Analysis

Funky Nothingness

Read "Funky Nothingness" reviewed by Mario Calvitti


A quasi trent'anni dalla scomparsa e dopo il passaggio dell'intero catalogo alla Universal, prosegue al ritmo di quattro titoli all'anno la pubblicazione di album inediti di Frank Zappa. Dopo l'uscita di Mudd Club/Munich 1980, album francamente non imprescindibile a meno di essere appassionati del periodo centrato sull'album Sheik Yerbouti, ma comunque gratificato da numerosi eccellenti assoli ...

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Article: Interview

An AAJ Interview with Ben Allison

Read "An AAJ Interview with Ben Allison" reviewed by AAJ Staff


This interview, conducted by Allen Huotari, was first published at All About Jazz in September 1999. As history has taught us, it's not enough to be gifted with talent, one must live up to the burden that “potential" brings. Paradoxically and ironically, the blessing of having one's abilities recognized in public forum is the ...

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News: Event

Marcus Rezak & PR Productions Assemble An All-Star Lineup Ft. Members Of The Doors, Frank Zappa, Pink Floyd, The Motet & More For Friendsgiving Show At Troubadour In West Hollywood

Marcus Rezak & PR Productions Assemble An All-Star Lineup Ft. Members Of The Doors, Frank Zappa, Pink Floyd, The Motet & More For Friendsgiving Show At Troubadour In West Hollywood

On Friday, November 25th, virtuosic guitarist Marcus Rezak will perform a special Friendsgiving show with an all-star lineup at the legendary Troubadour in West Hollywood, California. Presented by PR Productions, the three-set performance will feature Felix Pastorius (Hipster Assassins), Dave Watts (The Motet), Wally Ingram (Bob Weir/Phil Lesh), Adam MacDougall (Circles Around the Sun), Ben “Smiley” ...

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Article: Album Review

Roger Clark Miller: Eight Dream Interpretations for Solo Electric Guitar Ensemble

Read "Eight Dream Interpretations for Solo Electric Guitar Ensemble" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Roger Clark Miller (who has simply been “Roger Miler" on many prior recordings) has a hell of a resume. He is best known for his guitar-playing in the experimental rock band Mission of Burma, which he co-founded in 1979. But he has also made piano-based music with Maximum Electric Piano, The Binary System and Birdsongs of ...

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Article: Under the Radar

A Different Drummer, Pt. 6: Iberian Beats – Jorge Rossy & Pedro Melo Alves

Read "A Different Drummer, Pt. 6: Iberian Beats – Jorge Rossy & Pedro Melo Alves" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


The music of the Iberian Peninsula is as rich and diverse as any in the world. Its influences are many yet it developed in the pre-global bubble of geography. Early music of the peninsula was impacted by much of the known world in the primeval period and the Middle Ages. The peninsula was isolated by the ...

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Article: Album Review

Marcos Resende & Index: Marcos Resende & Index

Read "Marcos Resende & Index" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


This debut, eponymous recording by Brazilian keyboard wizard Marcos Resende was recorded in Rio de Janeiro in late summer 1976. This was a truly glorious time for progressive instrumental music in Brazil, as you can hear in the discographies of Eumir Deodato, Marcos Valle, Airto Moreira and many other artists. Resende put together a ...

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Article: Album Review

Mahogany Frog: In the Electric Universe

Read "In the Electric Universe" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Have you ever tried to catch a frog? Frogs are impossibly quick. They jump around unpredictably in starts and stops and in every possible direction. By the time you catch up to a frog, that frog is generally somewhere else already. Frogs are very difficult to catch. Listening to In the Electric ...

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Article: Extended Analysis

Who Do You Think We Are?

Read "Who Do You Think We Are?" reviewed by John Kelman


Trying to find a distinct definition of what has come to be known as “The Canterbury Sound" is as elusive as attempting to describe what, in the jazz world, has become an overused epithet for the German ECM Records label and “The ECM Sound." Attempts to do so usually fail short because, rather than being actual ...

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Article: From the Inside Out

Italian Spirits, Dubé Debuts and Chasing (Mahogany) Frogs

Read "Italian Spirits, Dubé Debuts and Chasing (Mahogany) Frogs" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Paul Colombo Group Rio Crystal Vectordisc Records 2020 Rio Crystal is the perfect title for this bright and clear, warm and sunny set led by guitarist Paul Colombo. Its frontline pairs Colombo's nimble guitar with keyboardist Ron Thomas, supported by bassist Andy Alonso and drummer Chris ...


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