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Robert Fripp was a co-founder and guitarist of the band King Crimson, whose 1969 debut album In the Court of the Crimson King is a classic of the progressive-rock genre. Through 1995 they recorded sporadically, with Fripp being the only constant in a rotating set of band members. Fripp has also recorded with Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel and The League of Crafty Guitarists. His experiments with layers and loops, dubbed "frippertronics," gave him a distinct sound and a reputation as an avant-garde rock guitarist.

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Bill Bruford: In the Court of the Percussion King

Read "Bill Bruford: In the Court of the Percussion King" reviewed by AAJ Staff

From the 1995-2003 archive: This article first appeared at All About Jazz in March 2001. A charmed life might be a good way of describing that of Bill Bruford. Always at the center of and driving vastly creative projects, including King Crimson, Yes, Earthworks, Genesis, Bruford, Gong and many other collaborations of like minds, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

DGM Records Launches Robert Fripp 'Music For Quiet Moments Series'

DGM Records Launches Robert Fripp 'Music For Quiet Moments Series'

DGM Records is launching the Robert Fripp Music for Quiet Moments series. They will be releasing a soundscape every Friday on DGMLive, Youtube, Spotify, Apple Music and all the main online music platforms. Says Co-producer David Singleton, “Hopefully something that will nourish us, and help us through these uncertain times. I have certainly enjoyed the peace ...

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Roberto Magris: Suite!

Read "Suite!" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Italian pianist/composer Roberto Magris could not have anticipated the urgent need for a positive message when he recorded Suite! in 2018. The newly released double album reflects Magris' belief that a better world is coming and his certainty is conveyed in a sprawling program of poetry, original compositions, and some surprising covers. He has recorded as ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Markus Reuter: Truce

Read "Truce" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

German touch-guitarist Markus Reuter has been heard in a variety of contexts: with Stick Men, providing bass, lead and soundscaping as on Panamerica (MoonJune Records, 2019); and with guitarist Mark Wingfield on The Stone House (MoonJune Records, 2017) and Lighthouse (MoonJune Records, 2017). His eight-string touch guitar covers both bass and guitar ranges, often making it ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Marc Edwards & Guillaume Gargaud: Black Hole Universe

Read "Black Hole Universe" reviewed by Don Phipps

Black holes are giant space predators—devouring light itself. Theory holds that, as one approaches a black hole's event horizon, time itself slows. So it is interesting that on their album Black Hole Universe, drummer Marc Edwards and guitarist Guillaume Gargaud have chosen to create five diverse yet similar spontaneous compositions which jettison time signatures and conventional ...

NEWS: EVENT

Robert Fripp’s Introduction To The Guitar Circle Four-Day-Long Event For Guitar Players And Music-Lovers To Be Held In Saratoga Springs, NY - October 22nd - 26th, 2020

Robert Fripp’s Introduction To The Guitar Circle Four-Day-Long Event For Guitar Players And Music-Lovers To Be Held In Saratoga Springs, NY - October 22nd - 26th, 2020

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE GUITAR CIRCLE October 22-26th. 2020 If music is to enter our world, the role of the audience is as necessary as the role of the musician. So, for the first time in the life of Guitar Craft and the Guitar Circle, we are inviting audients to this Intro, to learn ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

In the Court of King Crimson: An Observation Over 50 Years

Read "In the Court of King Crimson: An Observation Over 50 Years" reviewed by John Kelman

In the Court of King Crimson: An Observation Over 50 YearsSid Smith616 PagesISBN: 978-1916153004Panegyric Publishing2019 When it was first released in 2001, British scribe Sid Smith's In the Court of King Crimson (Helter Skelter Publishing) filled a major need for a band that was, at that time, touring in ...

ARTICLE: BOOK EXCERPTS

In the Court of King Crimson: An Observation Over 50 Years: Level Five, VIII

Read "In the Court of King Crimson: An Observation Over 50 Years: Level Five, VIII" reviewed by Sid Smith

On November 15, 2019, as part of King Crimson's 50th Anniversary Celebration, Panegryic will be releasing Sid Smith's significant revision and expansion of his critically acclaimed bio, In the Court of King Crimson (Helter Skelter Publishing, 2001). More than merely adding what has gone on in the nearly 20 years since the original book was published, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

King Crimson: In the Court of the Crimson King (50th Anniversary)

Read "In the Court of the Crimson King (50th Anniversary)" reviewed by John Kelman

The passage of time is often defined by both forward motion and a growing collection of memories past; it's also measured by significant milestones that are either realized at the time or in subsequent years. At a recent Royal/Celebration Package event prior to King Crimson's Théâtre St-Denis performance in Montréal, Canada, guitarist and only remaining group ...


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