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THE KEITH EMERSON TRIO – The Keith Emerson Trio

December 21, 2015

Cherry Red 2015 Not-so-humble origins of prog rock’s premier ivories-abuser who used to swing with a furious grace. Well-known for his sharp attack on various wired keyboards, Keith Emerson had developed a softer touch long before his grand piano was … Continue reading

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Keith Emerson Issues His Earliest Tapes

September 29, 2015

A rarity and a collector’s item, that’s what the recordings by THE KEITH EMERSON TRIO have been. Laid down in 1963 in the future prog giant’s parents’ house in Woking, right in the front room, these jazz numbers made it onto four … Continue reading

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KEITH EMERSON & GREG LAKE – Live From Manticore Hall

January 3, 2015

Esoteric 2014 Two thirds of a mighty trio strip the bombast to come closer to home. 2010’s High Voltage Festival was the last time ELP arrived before the audience: the effort put into just one performance put Carl Palmer off … Continue reading

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KEITH EMERSON – Changing States

September 6, 2014

AMP 1995 / Esoteric 2014 Ecstatic and eclectic, Emerson emerges in eerily elegant position. Unlike his sparring partner , the E of the most glorious prog trio has never been consistent on a solo front beyond his soundtrack work, and … Continue reading

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KEITH EMERSON – Honky

February 18, 2014

Bubble 1981 / Esoteric 2013 Away from LP, Big E turns it loose and rolls his barrelhouse piano all over the place. Given his prankster nature which made THE NICE and ELP shows and records so exciting, it’s a big … Continue reading

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