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Album review: RAMIN PARTOVI – 27 Faces Of A Broken Heart (Simon Phillips, Mike Stern & c.)

RAMIN PARTOVI - 27 Faces Of A Broken Heart

[Release date 18.02.18] This album is an interesting concept.  Take a song and invite a couple of dozen musicians to add their extemporisation.  Yes, that’s 27 versions of the same tune!  Surely the tune can’t be that good?  Well, the … Continue reading

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Album review: SIMON PHILLIPS – Protocol 4

SIMON PHILLIPS - Protocol 4

Phantom Recordings [Release date 27.10.17] We couldn’t resist ‘Protocol III’ with its fusion flavours and great musicality but arguably it is edged by the latest iteration.  This time Simon Phillips (best known for his work with Toto) brings in guitarist … Continue reading

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Album review: SIMON PHILLIPS – Protocol III

SIMON PHILLIPS - Protocol III

Phantom Recordings/Inakustik [Release date 23.10.15] I must be getting old, but a bit of jazz fusion always seems to go down well especially when it’s well executed.  In 2014 we reviewed ‘Protocol II’ and opined it was ‘a superior jazz … Continue reading

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Album review: SIMON PHILLIPS – Protocol II

Simon Phillips - Protocol II

Inakustik [Release date 13.10.14] It’s been fourteen years since the release of ‘Vantage Point’, Simon Phillips’ last solo album.  This is understandable given that for most of that period he’s been tied up drumming for Toto.  But of course in … Continue reading

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Album review: CARL VERHEYEN – Mustang Run

Carl Verheyen - Mustang Run

Cranktone Entertainment [Release date 17.03.14] Carl Verheyen is perhaps most familiar as the latter-day-Supertramp guitarist.  He’s also had a parallel session and instructional career and ‘Mustang Run’ is an excellent introduction to this quality musician.  He’s also enlisted the help … Continue reading

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Album review: DEREK SHERINIAN – Reissues (Inertia,Black Utopia,Mythology,Blood Of The Snake,Molecular Heinosity)

Derek Sherinian - Inertia

Armoury Records (re-issues) [Release date 10.02.14] Sherinian came to wider attention with Dream Theater in 1994 and since he left that band in 1999 the volume of his session work has grown along with stints in Black Country Communion and … Continue reading

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Album review: GORDON GILTRAP – Reissues

Gordon Giltrap - Perilous Journey

Esoteric [Release date 29.07.13] Gordon Giltrap should be certified A National Treasure.  He’s laboured tirelessly since the late-1960′s honing and preening his guitar style, dipping into various genres including prog, and generally maintaining the highest quality standards. These new reissues … Continue reading

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