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Corey CHRISTIANSEN – Dusk – Origin

Corey CHRISTIANSEN – Dusk – Origin

Corey CHRISTIANSEN – Dusk – Origin 82743, 48:48  (10/20/17) ****: (Corey Christiansen; guitar/ Jeremy Allen; bass/ Matt Jorgensen; drums/ Zach Lapidus; keyboards/ Michael Spiro; percussion) Funky R&B/ Fusion derived jazz of high spirits and inspiration.  I don’t typically incline towards funky R&B/ fusion music. See-sawing major chords, repeated licks, and hypnotic vamps are associated with […]

Dolo Coker – California Hard / Sonny Criss – Saturday Morning – both Elemental/Xanadu

Dolo Coker – California Hard / Sonny Criss – Saturday Morning – both Elemental/Xanadu

Elemental Music keeps the Xanadu flame lit- Part I… Dolo Coker – California Hard – Elemental/Xanadu 906081 – 1976, 51:13 ****1/2: (Dolo Coker – piano; Blue Mitchell – trumpet/Flugelhorn; Art Pepper – alto and tenor sax; Leroy Vinnegar – bass; Frank Butler – drums) Sonny Criss – Saturday Morning – Elemental/Xanadu 906086  (1975),  39:38  ***1/2: […]

Weather Report – The Legendary Live Tapes 1978-1981 – Columbia/Legacy (4-CDs)

Weather Report – The Legendary Live Tapes 1978-1981 – Columbia/Legacy (4-CDs)

Weather Report – The Legendary Live Tapes 1978-1981 – Columbia/Legacy (4-CD set) TT: 237:25 [11/20/15] ****: Weather Report finally releases vintage performances in a four-CD remastered box set. (Joe Zawinul – piano, keyboards, ARP Quadra, bass synthesizer; Wayne Shorter – tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone; Jaco Pastorious – bass; Peter Erskine – drums; Robert Thomas, Jr. […]