Category Archives: jazz

Rob’s Recommendation Roundup: Volume 18

Igorrr– “Spirituality and Distortion” Label: Metal Blade Records Release Date: 27 March 2020 First off, Igorrr is not going to be for everyone. If one were to look up extreme metal, I think Igorrr would be the definition. There is … Continue reading

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Jan Akkerman – “Close Beauty”

I let the latest solo album by ex-Focus guitarist Jan Akkerman pass me on by. I listened to it initially and it just didn’t hit me at all. I even thought how he and Focus should reunite since Focus’ latest … Continue reading

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Virgil Donati – “Ruination”

As a drummer and composer, Virgil Donati is one of the best on the planet. [Insert a Planet X joke in here.] Yes I first learned about Donati from his collaboration with Derek Sherinian in Planet X. To be honest, … Continue reading

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David Kollar “Sculpting in Time”

David Kollar is a guitarist/multi-instrumentalist from Slovakia. While his name might not be one you know, if you have listened to Steven Wilson’s song Detonation or no-man’s tune Love You To Bits (Bit 4), you have heard his amazing guitar … Continue reading

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Rob’s Recommendation Roundup: Volume 16

Frank Wyatt and Friends – “Zeitgeist” Release Date: 1 November 2019 Website: frankwyattmusic.com Frank Wyatt is one of the founding members of prog rock legends Happy the Man. The band was signed to Arista Records in the late 70s when … Continue reading

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Mark Wingfield & Gary Husband – “Tor & Vale”

Simplicity in instrumentation does not equate to simplicity in sound. Tor & Vale is an album by Mark Wingfield and Gary Husband. It features Mr. Wingfield on guitar and Mr. Husband on piano. This duo can make an immense sound. … Continue reading

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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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