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3 TRIPPY NEW JAZZ CDs + NEWLY RESTORED JIMI

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Jimi Hendrix would have loved the three eccentric eclectic (dare I say oddball?) jazz releases covered within. But as a young man, he just wanted to add hot licks in the bands of Little Richard, the Isley Brothers and Curtis Knight. Knight’s use of the future legend is on full display via Legacy’s “You Can’t Use My Name.” They didn’t. Can you pick him out?

The Familiars – Martyred Hearts

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It’s almost two years since the Familiars – who, at the time, were unremarkably unFamiliar – released their debut album, CunningFolk; and six months since the follow up Martyred Hearts arrived to prove that it was no freak. A simple …

The Hare and the Moon – Witch Wood

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“There was a crooked man, and he walked a crooked mile, “He found a crooked sixpence against a crooked stile; “He bought a crooked cat which caught a crooked mouse, “And they all lived together in a little crooked house.” …

Wild Honey Orchestra Does the White Album

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by John M. Borack A horde of pop music talent took to the stage to celebrate the music of the Beatles’ classic White Album as the Los Angeles-based musical aggregation known as the Wild Honey Orchestra – along with a gaggle …

3 CDs PROVE TO BE EXEMPLARS OF 3 DIFFERENT GENRES

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At 77, Tom Paxton has taken over for Pete Seeger, who passed last year at 94, as our link to pure authentic folk music. Rudresh Mahanthappa rules supreme on the alto sax. And New England upstarts The Luxury takes a hint from bands like U2, Pink Floyd and Oasis.