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Horace Silver

Jazz Masterpiece Came Together in Fragments

Originally published on Oct. 20, 2016 By Rashod Ollison The Virginian-Pilot Horace Silver’s prolific recording sessions for the venerable Blue Note label in the ’50s and ’60s were usually succinct. Whatever the hard-bop pianist and his accompanists put down in the studio found its way onto an album with very little fat or filler. It […]

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60 Minutes of Music that Rocks Their Worlds

By Vic Garbarini Guitar World Two Against Nature (Giant) is the title of the first official Steely Dan studio album in 20 years. It also sums up the subversive musical philosophy of keyboard/vocalist Donald Fagen and guitarist/bassist Walter Becker, the reclusive duo who masterminded Steely Dan’s radical blend of rock and funk dynamics, jazz harmonic […]

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