Category Archives: jazz

Soft Machine – “Hidden Details”

Soft Machine is a band that even those folks who say they aren’t into progressive rock seem to know and love. Perhaps this is due to the fact that the band touch on something beyond prog that becomes their own … Continue reading

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Lux Terminus – “The Courage to Be”

First of all, I need to get it out in the open that I am a fan of  the multi-talented Vikram Shankar. Ever since I first saw that keyboard medley he did with a little Dream Theater and a little Haken, I … Continue reading

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Mark Wingfield – “Tales From The Dreaming City”

My string of reviews covering instrumental albums continues with guitarist Mark Wingfield’s Tales From The Dreaming City. Mr. Wingfield is British, with an established music career, and yet he might have passed under my radar if I wasn’t following his … Continue reading

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Komie – “Afterglow”

Guitarist Ron Komie is Komie and he emailed me about doing a review for this album. Right away I recognized his name. As someone who reads (and somehow remembers) all liner notes over the years, I wrote him back and … Continue reading

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GEPH – “Apophenia”

What do you get when you add two Chapman stick players and a drummer? You might think Stick Men but no, the correct answer is GEPH. GEPH are from Massachusetts and are clearly influenced by Tony Levin and the bands … Continue reading

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Traun – “The Lilac Moon,” “The Black Metal Princess” and “Escape from Spa Nine”

For all intents and purposes, the trilogy of releases from Traun called “The Lilac Moon,” “The Black Metal Princess” and “Escape from Spa Nine” make up three parts of a full album. Each of them are roughly 20 minutes long … Continue reading

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