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Detroit Rising: A Cosmic Jazz Funk Adventure

By RCN Staff Down Jazz Records has forwarded the funk. Detroit Rising: A Cosmic Jazz Funk Adventure, on sea-green vinyl, is the latest tentacle of the George Clinton P-Funk octopus of mammoth proportions. While the man himself ...
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Both Sides of the Sky , a new album from the Jimi Hendrix vaults

Many of these surviving studio recordings find Hendrix working with varying lineups of musicians — including surprises like Stephen Stills and Joni Mitchell By Richie Unterberger For a guy who only put out three true, studio ...
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2017’s Standout CDs

By Richard Antone As a tumultuous year for our planet comes to a close and we plan ahead, let ‘s take a look at some of the best CDs and boxed sets of 2017. The Singles The Doors (Elektra /Rhino) Perhaps you first heard T...
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The Vinyl and the Damage Done

Turntable tips for the vinyl afflicted By David Lancon (The following is a Public Service Announcement for those new to vinyl and for those long accustomed to vinyl culture) You say you just blew the mortgage on that rarest of ...
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Holdsworth’s Eidolon

Allan Holdsworth the British guitarist and composer “that even guitar heroes look up to,” has released two best-of CDs by David C. Kephart Allan Holdsworth has been correctly referred to as “a guitarist that e...
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Francis Albert Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim Expanded 50th Anniversary Edition

CD & Digital Commemorative Edition Adds Two Bonus Tracks; Remastered Album Also Available on 180-gram Vinyl LP & Exclusive, Limited Edition Blue Vinyl LP By Harvey Kubernik Frank Sinatra’s acclaimed 1967 album with Br...
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Bob Marley

This year, the life of the reggae legend (who would have been 70) is being celebrated with Uprising Live!, a CD and DVD of his final concert, a Marley musical and even a Marley family-endorsed marijuana brand By Harvey Kubernik...
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Wayne Shorter Returns to Blue Note

Time And Age Can’t Diminish Wayne Shorter By Armand Lewis ayne Shorter is one of the few chameleons in jazz. Adaptable to any musical setting he finds himself in, the saxophonist’s career spans everything from the hard ...
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T.H.E. Show Newport and Zappa Reissues

T.H.E. Show Newport Beach 2013 Wrap-up As someone who loves bright shiny amazing looking and sounding stereo equipment, I couldn’t wait for the 3rd annual T.H.E. Show Newport Beach 2013. I don’t get to go to a lot of these ...
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