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Steve Roach

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Red List

Label: Palmetto Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Canopy of Trees; The Red List; Giant Panda; Nocturnal Flight; Tigris; The Distant Deeps; Save the Elephants; Mariana Dove; Bwindi Forest; Congo Basin; Leatherbacks; Upriver; Only Eight; Vaquita; Javan Rhino.

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Article: Album Review

Mata Atlantica: Retiro e Ritmo

Read "Retiro e Ritmo" reviewed by John Ephland


The coastal rainforest of Brazil, otherwise known as Mata Atlantica, and “its beauty and vivacity" are the inspiration for Retiro e Ritmo. It is an album frontloaded with a varied cast of characters from hither and yon. Maybe that casting is behind a project seeking to draw worldwide attention to the ongoing shit-storm that includes not ...

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Article: Album Review

Brian Landrus: Red List

Read "Red List" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Saxophonist Brian Landrus created this project with a purpose summed up in its subtitle, Music Dedicated to the Preservation of our Endangered Species. The album was made to create awareness about all the animal species on Earth in danger of extinction, thirteen of which are explicitly referenced here. For most of these, such as the Malayan ...

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Canopy of Trees

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Label: Palmetto Records
Released: 2022
Duration: 4:26

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Article: Album Review

Brian Landrus: Red List

Read "Red List" reviewed by Jack Bowers


No matter how one receives his music, there is no doubt that woodwind specialist Brian Landrus' heart is in the right place. Red List, his eleventh album as leader, is dedicated to the preservation of Earth's endangered animal species. Landrus names thirteen, at least five of which--the kakapo, Malayan tiger, gharial, vaquita and Javan rhino--are all ...

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Article: Album Review

David Sylvian and Holger Czukay: Plight & Premonition / Flux & Mutability

Read "Plight & Premonition / Flux & Mutability" reviewed by Geno Thackara


Names like Brian Eno or Steve Roach may most readily come to mind where classic ambient recordings are concerned, but there has never been a shortage of similarly fascinating material floating around under the radar, quietly and unobtrusively waiting to reach the right ears. The pair of late-80s LPs by David Sylvian and Holger Czukay make ...

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Article: Jazz Goes to College

Steve Roach from California State University in Sacramento

Read "Steve Roach from California State University in Sacramento" reviewed by Debbie Burke


For the first installment of Jazz Goes to College, program director and trumpet player Dr. Steve Roach talks about the program at CSUS. Steve is the co-founder of the Sacramento Jazz Orchestra, performs in university musicals, reproduced the Beatles' White Album as a fundraiser, and is an active member of the 4 Thought Trio. ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Tim Motzer: Wandering the Depths of Space

Read "Tim Motzer: Wandering the Depths of Space" reviewed by Geno Thackara


There are guitarists, and then there are sound sculptors who use the guitar as one tool among many (and of course there's no small overlap between the two). Tim Motzer happily resides in both camps but tends to lean toward the latter description most--when running a single axe through a continually changing array of jerry-rigged technology, ...

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Article: Album Review

Hu Vibrational: The Epic Botanical Beat Suite

Read "The Epic Botanical Beat Suite" reviewed by John Ephland


Uniquely atmospheric, this music evokes both the mysterious jungle as well as what it might be like to listen in space, outer space. Hu Vibrational Presents The Epic Botanical Beat Suite points to both the inner as well as outer journey. All of it exquisitely tethered by the Beat, or beats, beats that float in and ...


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