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Roberto Bonati: Vesper and Silence

Read "Vesper and Silence" reviewed by John Kelman

Roberto Bonati may not be a name familiar to many jazz fans in North America, but at home in Italy and, increasingly, across Europe he has become a far more familiar face. Beyond inimitable talents as a double bassist, composer and conductor, Bonati has created a name both for himself and the northern Italian city of ...

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Chris Squire: Fish Out of Water (Deluxe Edition)

Read "Fish Out of Water (Deluxe Edition)" reviewed by John Kelman

If ever there were an album that deserved the deluxe treatment, it would be Fish Out of Water (Atlantic, 1975), which would turn out to be (more or less) the only solo album ever released by Yes co-founder and electric bass trailblazer Chris Squire. There was a special remastered edition released in 2007 by Castle Music, ...

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Mahavishnu Orchestra: Apocalypse

Read "Apocalypse" reviewed by Julian Derry

Well, there's not much to say about the new release of Apocalypse. Well, not as much as many Mahavishnu fans had hoped; rumours of a long awaited and much needed remastering of this legendary album, making the rounds of the mailing lists were alas, premature. So what is this CD? Answer: it's the exact same, level-for-level ...

Out Of The Blue

Label: Esoteric Recordings
Released: 2015
Track listing: Excerpts from Journey to the Centre of the Earth; Buried Alive; Jane Seymour; No Earthly Connection/The Prisoner; Catherine Parr; The Visit; Return of the Phantom; Starship Trooper/Wurm.

Larry Young: Unity – 1965 – The Missing Link

Read "Larry Young: Unity – 1965 – The Missing Link" reviewed by Marc Davis

In high school and college in the 1970s, I was a huge fan of progressive rock, especially Yes and Emerson Lake & Palmer. As a pianist myself, I was floored by Rick Wakeman and Keith Emerson. How did they do that? Fast, creative, loud, part-rock, part-jazz, part-classical. Wow. My obsession with Moog synthesizers led ...

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Rick Wakeman and The English Rock Ensemble: Out Of The Blue

Read "Out Of The Blue" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Rick Wakeman (Yes, Strawbs) and Keith Emerson (The Nice, Emerson, Lake & Palmer) were among the primary catalysts of the infant 70s progressive rock scene and helped elevate the genre into a viable art-form, steeped in multifaceted electro-acoustic components with a concentrated focus on superior musicianship. With dazzling virtuosity and heavy use of Moog synths, complementing ...

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Various Artists: Light My Fire: A Classic Rock Salute to The Doors

Read "Light My Fire: A Classic Rock Salute to The Doors" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Southern California-based Purple Pyramid Records and producer, instrumentalist Billy Sherwood raised the bar with this tribute to The Doors by convening a star-studded cast, featuring classic rockers performing with progressive rock luminaries. And the jazz contingent is onboard, evidenced by jazz guitar great Larry Coryell appearing with Focus keyboardist Thijs Van Leer on “Love Me Two ...

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Keyboard Legend Rick Wakeman Releases Archival Concert From 2003 On Cd

Keyboard Legend Rick Wakeman Releases Archival Concert From 2003 On Cd

London, UK - For the last forty years Rick Wakeman has immersed himself in music. Leaving the Royal College of Music Rick has worked with some of the biggest names in rock and pop music playing on some of the biggest hits by artists as diverse as Cat Stevens, Marc Bolan and David Bowie. Likewise he ...


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