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Month: November 2010

Doug Johns: Stank

Doug Johns: Stank

With its green-hued cover art and colorful title, bassist Doug John’s Stank CD features memorable qualities before it’s even opened. But once it is, Stank offers up the advertised layer of funk – sometimes overtly; sometimes covertly – over 10 stellar tracks. If you’re not yet familiar with Johns’ name, you’ll recognize elements of his sound, which mixes t... »

Trilok Gurtu Quintet

Trilok Gurtu Quintet – live in Ermont, near Paris, November 18, 2010

This was my second encounter with the Trilok Gurtu quintet in 2010, the last being in Glasgow. The band represents a blend of musicians from countries including USA, Finland, Germany, Spain in addition to India. The concert which was in connection with a local jazz festival was very much as expected.   There were the complex meters, e.g. 9/4. There was the trade mark Trilok Gurtu percussion a... »

Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck – live in Oslo, November 10, 2010

Jeff Beck played live in Oslo November 10, 2010. The line up was identical to that of most of the 2010 tour, Jason Rebello on keyboards and guitar (Telecaster), Rhonda Smith on bass and Narada Michael Walden on drums. The concert lasted around 90 minutes. Mr. Beck mostly played Stratocasters, meaning business as usual. The set covered a large time span, ranging from Corpus Christi Carol (Benjamin ... »

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