Tag Archives: jazz rock

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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SIMON PHILLIPS – Protocol 4

March 11, 2018

Phantom 2017 Proceed with no rules: drummer’s drummer delivers vertiginous, if well-grounded, trip into limitless fantasy. For all his versatility, it’s easy to feel Simon Phillips’ presence on a record, and his involvement in one is a mark of its … Continue reading

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HEAT EXCHANGE – Reminiscence

February 14, 2018

Out-Sider 2017 Recollections of the future that wouldn’t happen: obscure Torontonians’ treasure trove in its entirety. Taken of the road to record an album and dismissed, once it had been produced, for the lost live shape: such was the fool … Continue reading

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COLOSSEUM – Valentyne Suite

November 29, 2017

Vertigo 1969 / Dunhill 1970 / Esoteric 2017 When containers groan as they come together, intrepid English explorers create ritual recipes of immortality. It’s a rare instance of invoking greatness in transition: on the way from debut LP that outlined … Continue reading

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ALLAN HOLDSWORTH – Eidolon

April 7, 2017

Manifesto 2017 Ghost of grumpy genius gets behind his own enigma to haunt the timeless memories. “How Deep Is The Ocean”: this Irving Berlin classic may pose a question that holds a key to Allan Holdsworth’s career, and it’s no … Continue reading

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