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An Abundance of Cervini     Abundance (Anzic Records) by Ernesto Cervini’s Turboprop has the wildly eclectic Canadian sextet reaching out simultaneously in numerous directions, oftentimes in t...

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The Maturation of Bonamassa     Redemption (J&R Adventures), Joe Bonamassa’s 13th solo studio album, is all-original and it burns like arson. He’s taken his blues-rock to creative new height...

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In Tribute   Was there ever a more enigmatic American songwriter than Fred Neil? Born in Ohio, raised in Florida, he died at age 65 in 2001 from skin cancer. As a Brill Building composer, his songs were...

Spotlight – Blues To The Max

  With his second solo album called The Big Bad Blues, ZZ Top lead guitarist/vocalist Billy F Gibbons will stroll onto the stage of New York City’s Iridium on Broadway and 51st Street for two shows October...

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Black Eyed Wonder Pea Jazz     When the Black Eyed Peas hit No. 1 in 2003 with “Where Is The Love?” they had no idea 15 years later it would be turned into a hot six-minute jazz jam. When Stev...

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Rattle and Hum     The 10 originals on the 66-minute Pay For It On The Other Side (McCannic Music) by Wisconsin guitarist/composer Pete McCann, 52, his sixth album, puts jazz-rock fusion in a ...

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Return of a Jazz-Rock Fusion Pioneer Where has the pioneering Jan Hammer been for the last decade? As a member of John McLaughlin’s Mahavishnu Orchestra in the ‘70s, he set new keyboard standards. When he pl...

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Lock Up The Liquor!     Any band that takes for its name a 1961 Howlin’ Wolf song written by the legendary Willie Dixon is alright with me. With 15 tracks all written, produced, arranged, per...