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Chris Farlowe & the Thunderbirds: The Beginning

by Ryan Reed on December 15, 2017
In 1961, seven years before Jimmy Page transformed the history of rock music by forming Led Zeppelin, the prolific session guitarist stumbled on a fiery blues-soul band, the Thunderbirds, onstage...
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Amadou & Mariam: La Confusion

by J. Poet on December 14, 2017
Amadou Bagayoko and Mariam Doumbia have been musical partners since they met at the Malian Institute for the Young Blind in Bamako, Mali over 30 years ago. Eight well-received albums combining...
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Brooklyn Raga Massive: Riley’s In C

by Richard Gehr on December 13, 2017
Indian music’s cyclical rhythms exerted a strong influence on American Minimalism pioneer Terry Riley’s music. So the only real surprise about the Brooklyn Raga Massive’s performance of...
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Formula 5: All Points North

by Raffaela Kenny-Cincotta on November 29, 2017
Formula 5 are a tenacious jamband who have grown far beyond their native Upstate New York. On their latest studio project All Points North, they wear their influences on their sleeves, blending...
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Stephen Stills and Judy Collins: Everybody Knows

by Jeff Tamarkin on November 28, 2017
They don’t even bother with their first names on the CD cover. Judging from the title, they figure that you either already know who they are or you probably don’t care. Just for the record...
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Kermit Ruffins/Irvin Mayfield: A Beautiful World

by Jeff Tamarkin on November 27, 2017
A Beautiful World is all about celebration: the 20th anniversary of Basin Street Records, the coming together of New Orleans mainstays and the resilience of the city itself. Famed trumpeters Irvin...
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The Meters:  A Message From The Meters: The Complete Josie, Reprise & Warner Bros. Singles 1968–1977

by Jeff Tamarkin on November 22, 2017
What makes the concept of The Meters’ singles collection so intriguing is that the New Orleans funk band wasn’t especially successful on the singles charts. The Meters only reached the...
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King Crimson: Live in Chicago

by Ryan Reed on November 21, 2017
When Robert Fripp resurrected King Crimson in late-2013, one year after seemingly retiring from the music industry, it was only appropriate that he revamp the entire project just as he’d done...
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John McLaughlin & the 4th Dimension: Live @ Ronnie Scott’s

by Jeff Tamarkin on November 20, 2017
By the end of 2017, John McLaughlin will have played what’s billed as his final American tour, a couple dozen shows in tandem with fellow guitar slinger Jimmy Herring. McLaughlin will be...