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Gerard W. O'Brien

Gerard W. O'Brien

This album is elaborate, quirky and quite a bit of fun, but it might easily be put in the "difficult listening music" category. I enjoyed Nine Gardeners Named Ned but I wou…
Carlos "Patato" Valdes’s "El Hombre" is a CD by a very laid back Afro Cuban ensemble, led by one of the musicians who has shaped the genre. It has a very rich smooth sou…
When I invest in a CD I want more from it than a sound to fill dead air, I want an experience. The self titled album by the band ABATERÍA provides such an experience, it is…
I listen to a lot of jazz on CD, live in clubs and other venues. A great deal of it is really good solid music. The kind you like to see played live. The kind you wish t…
This is number 46 in a series of free improvisation live from the decks of the ARTSHIP in Oakland, CA.I first heard William Roper perform on hammer percussionist …
This could be a novelty album if it weren’t for the following facts. First the music is impeccably played by a group of outstanding musicians. Second, the arrangement of…
I was given Patrick Boone's album by Jesse Bradley to hear a very tight combo with whom he was playing. I enjoy Jesse's guitar playing whether solo, in a duo with vocali…
Anybody who has walked down a street in New York City has met one of those people who although he or she has never met you wants to tell you about something important, p…
Is "KRIN" easy listening avant garde? Well, maybe. Is "KRIN" a world music party album with western ties? It could be. Is it a simple album to understand? Probably not. …

L.A. Radio Station KKJZ 88.1 FM is in danger of having its format and management changed. For 25 years, KKJZ, formerly KLON has played jazz and blues and nothing but jazz and blues. It is an oasis in a musical desert.

Recently and due largely to the generous contributions of jazz lovers the station was able to upgrade from 6,500 watts to 30,000 watts. Now Southern California Public Radio wants the station, so they can make it into another talk and NPR station. That will mean that there …

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