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Music Review: Mehmet Ali Sanlikol & Whatsnext? – ‘Resolution’

With a definite split in personality over the nine tracks that compose the album – something to be expected perhaps when we’re talking about an album that dances from big band jazz to Turkish folk melodies to something that’s almost reggae – 'Resolution' is definitely one of the more interesting listens I’ve happened upon in months.

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Music Review: Holly Bowling – ‘Better Left Unsung’ (Solo Piano Tribute to the Grateful Dead)

On the surface, you might think that limiting the songs of a band that thrived on the interplay between various parts – most importantly the lead and rhythm guitars of Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir – wouldn't work, but you’d be mistaken. There is power and subtlety in these reinterpretations that I think Garcia would have admired, as his own personal tastes seemed to range to the more subdued and authentic soul of acoustic performances.

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Music Review: Anthony Braxton – ‘Trillium J: The Non-Unconfessionables (Composition No. 380)’ Box Set

With the release of 'Trillium J,' Anthony Braxton redefines - or at least redeciphers - what opera should sound like in the 21st century. Here's a hint: Compelling.

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Music Review: Anthony Braxton – ‘3 Compositions (EEMHM) 2011’ Box Set

If you are adventurous in your listening choices and want a bit of the unknown to color your listening experience, then I heartily encourage you to listen to Mr. Branxton’s 3 Compositions many, many times.

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