Tag Archives: jazz rock

SCOTT HENDERSON – People Mover

August 30, 2019

Scott Henderson 2019 Exploring emotions through tune and tone, venerable six-stringer taps into timelessness. “Will you still need me when I’m 64?”: this album doesn’t leave space for such a question, as Scott Henderson, a quarter of a century into … Continue reading

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NUCLEUS & Ian Carr – Torrid Zone: The Vertigo Recordings 1970-1975

August 8, 2019

Esoteric 2019 Music as a continuous process: classic oeuvre of British jazz institution boxed up for unconcealed delight in unified strands of imagination. It was a quiet revolution on Ian Carr’s part, when the trumpeter embarked on a trip of … Continue reading

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HASTING’S STREET OPERA – Slippery When Wet

April 8, 2019

Wynwood 1969 / Out-Sider 2019 Fifty years on, Montclair, NJ ensemble regain their teenage poise in the field of psych improv. There’s a fragile balance between all things precarious and pretentious, bordering on hilarious, on this LP whose creators hid … Continue reading

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SLIVOVITZ – Liver

May 11, 2018

MoonJune 2017 Concert realization of a jazz rock formation’s pandemonium dream. Imbibing too much of slivovitz can harm one’s liver, yet if there’s a group rather than a drink, too much is never enough, and while the title of this … Continue reading

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ATOMIC ROOSTER – Sleeping For Years

March 31, 2018

Esoteric 2017 Mighty thunderbird rises up from oblivion: underestimated ensemble’s entire early output enclosed for scrutiny and admiration. “Come back tomorrow, show the scars on your face”: this line from “Devil’s Answer” – ATOMIC ROOSTER’s signature tune – might be … Continue reading

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