Reviews

Stryper – The Kings of Christian Heavy Metal Raise the Roof in NYC

Stryper – The Kings of Christian Heavy Metal Raise the Roof in NYC

Posted April 22, 2014 at 1:14 pm | No comments

Disciples of the Christian rock band Stryper came out in full force on Saturday April 12th to Stage 48 in New York to hear the gospel of rock!

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Review: Last Chance Jazz by the Dan Krimm Ensemble

Review: Last Chance Jazz by the Dan Krimm Ensemble

Posted April 11, 2014 at 3:31 pm | No comments

Dan Krimm’s Last Chance Jazz, released in 2013, is an archival live recording of his quartet from 1993 at the Kampo Cultural & Media Center in New York City. The group features Krimm on the fretless electric bass, Mike Foster on tenor sax, Rolf Sturm on electric guitar and MIDI guitar synthesizer, and drummer Rich Mercurio.

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Review: Black Sabbath Vol. 4 Tablature

Review: Black Sabbath Vol. 4 Tablature

Posted March 14, 2014 at 6:18 pm | No comments

Coming off of the explosive commercial success of their past two studio albums Paranoid and Master of Reality, the members of Black Sabbath were in the midst of a seemingly limitless creative stride.

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Book Review: In Griot Time: An American Guitarist in Mali

Book Review: In Griot Time: An American Guitarist in Mali

Posted March 6, 2014 at 4:45 pm | No comments

In the early 1990s, guitarist and journalist Banning Eyre traveled to Bamako, Mali to study guitar with Djelimady Tounkara, one of the great Malian guitarists. In Griot Time: An American Guitarist in Mali is Eyre’s account of this experience, as well as a brief primer on the particular culture of jeliya.

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Jake E. Lee and Red Dragon Cartel at NAMM Jam 2014

Jake E. Lee and Red Dragon Cartel at NAMM Jam 2014

Posted February 6, 2014 at 6:40 am | No comments

Jake E. Lee is best known for his work in Badlands and as guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne on Bark at the Moon and The Ultimate Sin albums. But now he is out on his own with his new band Red Dragon Cartel.

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Ratt at the House of Blues in Anaheim CA

Ratt at the House of Blues in Anaheim CA

Posted January 31, 2014 at 3:12 pm | No comments

Ratt invaded the House of Blues in Anaheim CA on Thursday January 23rd, during the NAMM convention.

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Tommy Cecil and Bill Mays Double Punch with Side by Side and Sondheim Duos

Tommy Cecil and Bill Mays Double Punch with Side by Side and Sondheim Duos

Posted January 30, 2014 at 6:02 am | No comments

Tommy Cecil is one of the most in demand bassists in the D.C and Mid Atlantic area. He relocated to Washington, D.C. , leaving his native Baltimore, MD in 1976

Posted in: Jazz Reviews, Reviews, Uncategorized

Gipsy Kings Savor Flamenco

Gipsy Kings Savor Flamenco

Posted January 26, 2014 at 7:03 pm | One comment

After 25 years of playing together and steady touring, Gipsy Kings offers up Savor Flamenco. The group remains one of the top in their genre and includes: Nicholas Reyes [lead vocals and guitar], Tonnino Baliardo [lead guitar), Paul Reyes [guitar], Andre Reyes [guitar and vocals], Paco Baliardo [guitar] and Diego Baliardo [guitar].

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Review: The Chuck Anderson Trio’s Night Hawk

Review: The Chuck Anderson Trio’s Night Hawk

Posted January 13, 2014 at 6:32 am | One comment

Night Hawk [Dreambox Media], released in late-December 2013, is the second offering from the modern incarnation of the Chuck Anderson Trio. Bassist Eric Schreiber and drummer Ed Rick join guitarist Chuck Anderson in an electrifying exploration of six jazz standards and six newly composed originals.

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The M’goo Project – Dualité EP Review

The M’goo Project – Dualité EP Review

Posted January 10, 2014 at 9:58 am | No comments

Named after Montreal based songwriter and vocalist Mike Meighu, The M’goo project’s debut release “Dualite” features 3 uplifting and original songs, written word, a short film with contemporary dance.

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