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100-word Reviews for November 2017: New Music

So much great music and so little time. Here’s ten reviews: all new music, each summed up in 100 words. All are worth your time. Bryant Fabian Marsalis – Do For You? (Consolidated Artists) I struggle with a lot of current-day jazz. No matter how I try, much of it leaves me cold. Here’s a

A Trip Back in Time with Trip Shakespeare (Part Three)

>>> Hey kids! Don’t forget to read Parts One and Two! <<< Continued from Part Two… Bill Kopp: As we discussed earlier, you’re credited as co-producer on the new Trip Shakespeare reissues of Applehead Man and Are You Shakespearienced? I assume that the original albums were cut on analog equipment, right? John Munson: Yup. BK:

A Trip Back in Time with Trip Shakespeare (Part Two)

Continued from Part One… Bill Kopp: When Trip Shakespeare cut Applehead Man, you were originally a trio. By the time of the second album, Matt Wilson‘s brother Dan had joined. Two brothers. How did that change the dynamics of the band? John Munson: Well, it did change it. I was sheepishly telling somebody the other

A Trip Back in Time with Trip Shakespeare (Part One)

My interview with John Munson, bassist with late 1980s critical darlings Trip Shakespeare, began with him noting that my name sounded familiar to him: “How might I have heard your name before?” he asked me. I told him that it may well have been in connection with my enthusiastic 2009 review of an album that