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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┬áTHE KEITH EMERSON TRIO┬áhave 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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