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Jane Getter Premonition: ON Tour

With the release of ON (Madfish/Snapper, 2015)–the debut album with her newly minted Premonition band–guitarist Jane Getter completed her move from the funk/fusion guitar workouts of her first two albums (1997’s Jane and 2005’s See Jane Run) towards a more progressive leaning which began with Thre… [ read more ]

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Jane Getter Premonition: ON Tour

Leon Russell: On a Distant Shore

In the same way that the death of my Aunt Irene in the early 1990s showed me Father Time was coming for my immediate family, did I realize the same fate awaited my musical heroes when Frank Zappa was shown the door about the same time. This past year has been especially hard with the deaths of {{m… [ read more ]

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Leon Russell: On a Distant Shore

Henry Kaiser: Friends and Heroes: Guitar Duets

There a real Smorgasbord of pieces on m: Henry Kaiser ‘s Friends and Heroes: Guitar Duets. They are stylistically varied improvisational vignettes ranging from the eccentric “Three Languages” with Fred Frith to the heavy electric blues of “A Mighty Fire” with Knut Reiersrud.

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Henry Kaiser: Friends and Heroes: Guitar Duets

Miriodor: Signal 9

Here, the influential French-Canadian prog rock outfit Miriodor releases its 9th album. Since its formation in 1980, the band has been nestled within the Rock in Opposition movement alongside cutting-edge ensembles such as Henry Cow (UK), Art Zoyd (France) and Univers Zero (Belgium). Hence, the prem… [ read more ]

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: Stunt Records in the Spotlight: Enrico Pieranunzi and Sinne Eeg

For a long time, Stunt Records has released high quality music from the Danish jazz scene, some albums have gone on to become classics while others have just pleased those in the know. In terms of genres, Stunt is a curious label with an ear for many genres, including avant-garde, world music, funk… [ read more ]

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Jacques Lesure: For the Love of You

For one to whom almost every well-strummed guitar sounds basically the same, an honest appraisal of any guitar-led group must begin with other earmarks such as group interplay, individual dexterity, choice of material and over-all level of musicianship. Happily, guitarist {{m: Jacques Lesure = 1297…

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Harris Eisenstadt: Recent Developments

How do you pass the tedium of a long haul flight? Catch up on sleep, or take in those films you meant to watch but never got round to viewing? Few of us spend the time as productively as Canadian drummer m: Harris Eisenstadt who sketched out the main elements of his Recent Developments s..

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