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[Music] Guy Segers – Apex

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Guy Segers was a member of the Belgian Rock-In-Opposition outfit Univers Zero, as well as their predecessor, Necronomicon. If you check out his CV, you’ll see he’s worked with some of the greatest musicians in all of progressive rock and its offshoots. Check out his Bandcamp site. He still releases music frequently, and offers title …

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[Music] Polish Jazz: Era-Defining Records From Behind The Iron Curtain

Cezary Lerski lived in Los Angeles last I remember, and his label should be sainted for providing so many re-releases of classic Polish Jazz.  This new series is being handled by Languidity Records, and they also do amazing work. Liza Premiyak of The Calvert Journal has more here.

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[Music] Noël Akchoté – All I Have To Say

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If this is all Noël Akchoté has to say, I’d say it’s quite a lot. Not since Derek Bailey has anyone, at least to my ears, make skeletal sketches sound to full. This is a solo album of standards sparsely arranged and performed on electric guitar. The most touching piece, Are You Lonesome Tonight, shows …

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[Music] James Hill + Santiago Fradejas – Requiem

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The Fradejas family is no stranger to this blog. Both Santiago and A.M. have had releases featured here. This one is yet another feast for the ears. Santiago’s guitar compositions can be explosive at times, but this more subdued, but intense performance couples beautifully with the trumpeting of James Hill, a brand new name for …

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[Music] Verneri Pohjola – Pekka

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I’m absolutely pleased to announce an upcoming album by Finnish trumpeter Verneri Pohjola, titled Pekka. For those of you whose age hovers between 45 and 70 and were card-carrying members of the magic-hat-and-bunny-slippers brigade of prog rock aficionados, you will remember the legendary bassist Pekka Pohjola, who performed with such bands as Wigwam and collaborated …

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[Music] The Orchestra of Mirrored Reflections – Dead Beat

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This has to be the release of 2017, as least as far as March! Our friends The Orchestra of Mirrored Reflections have graced our blog once before, in April of 2016 for a review of an incredible live performance in Odessa. The band return with a new, seven-track album which is as rich, dark and …

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