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Bruce Rowland – 1939-2015

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Bruce Rowland, who passed away last week, was one of the last great early seventies session men, the propulsion behind a stream of classic hits – and classic festivals, too; as a member of Joe Cocker’s Grease Band, that’s him …

Kevin Godley – Spacecake. A review.

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Kevin Godley Spacecake (Hand Held Company Ltd) Once upon a time, there was a band called 10cc. “Rubber Bullets,” that was them.  “I’m Not In Love” and “The Dean and I.”  “Old Wild Men” and “Sand in my Face,” “One …

Sarah Cracknell’s Red Kite

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Of all the music that can be said to have soundtracked the 1990s, at least once you step beyond the Alice in Grungey Britblur axis with which the history books now berate us (was 1998 really the year of Rialto?  …

Montreal International Jazz Fest, June 26-July 5

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Al Di Meola, Stanley Clarke, John Scofield, Ron Carter, King Sunny Ade, John Medeski, Wayne Shorter, Chris Botti, Steve Miller Band, Erykah Badu, Lucinda Williams, John Mayall, James Cotton, Madeleine Peyroux and Robert Glaspar might be giants but the essence of the upcoming Montreal International Jazz Festival June 26-July 5 are the free shows of Ragtime, Cajun, Celtic, Blues, Folk, Rock, hiphop, Dixieland, Swing, Bebop, Fusion, Gospel, Folk, Pop, and every other imaginable genre!