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MORTIMER/Fight the Fight: Yep, it's a new day in reggae as a new star with a new sound is set to be ruling the roost. The old familiar skanking is in effect but the rest of it has the subtle touches that open the ears making it clear something new is in the air. Hot stuff that's just going to keep getting hotter.
(Easy Star 1077)

EKMELES/A Howl, That Was Also a Prayer: If you're a classical tourist, this vocal bunch annexed from the contemporary classical side of things, indulges in things that will be a bunch of words that mean nothing to you. Coming from a place way beyond girl friend music, this bunch sounds like a 50s choral ensemble doing Christmas aires as led by Marvin the Martian. Way out there but something that can be experienced as an event without getting lost in preciousness, this debut is a well planned set that easily takes you to the sonic land of tomorrow in fine style.
(New Focus 245)

GORDON GRDINA'S NOMAD TRIO: Three jazzbo hell raisers get together to raise some hell and succeed. Aggressive and angular, this is jazz that angries up the blood with such aplomb, you might just feel like a soccer hooligan after a few plays.
(Skirl 44)

Volume 44/Number 48
December 18, 2019
830 W. Route 22 #144
Lake Zurich, IL., 60047
CHRIS SPECTOR, Editor and Publisher
Copyright 2019 Midwest Record

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