Author: George W. Harris

Frank Macchia: Swamp Thang

Tenor saxist/composer/arranger Frank Macchia has been one of my favorite jazz artists. Throughout the years, he’s put out material that is fresh, creative, orginal and, most importantly, enjoyable on a plethora of levels. His humor is exem plified by his…

THE 70s RETURN! Bill Nelson and the Gentlemen : Recorded Live In Concert At Metropolis Studios, London, Van Der Graaf Generator: Recorded Live In Concert At Metropolis Studios, London, The Zombies featuring Colin Blunstone & Rod Argent: Recorded Live In Concert At Metropolis Studios, London

So, did the 70s sound as good or as bad as you remember? Here are three sets of cd/dvd compilations of artists from that era who gave some intimate concerts to appreciative audiences. Some of those there grew up to…

Mahlis-Panos Project: Protoleia

Mixing Mediterranean sounds with a chamber-like jazz feel, Dimitris Mahils brings his oud and guitar together with Anastasios Panos’s percussion and Dan Lutz’s bass to create some Aegean jewels of sounds.  The originals like “The Feeling of New” and “Dimi’s…