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Joe Turner

Though endlessly puzzled with the singer Big Joe Turner, pianist Joe Turner originated from a totally different direction, following a James P. Johnson/Fat Waller stride custom, armed with an excellent technique and an excellent sense of golf swing. Given birth to in Baltimore, he began to find out the piano …

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Black Fortress of Opium

Cambridge, MA’s evocatively called Dark Fortress of Opium took their moniker from your British translation of a genuine place: the historic Turkish city of Afyonkarahisar, which famously sits atop a towering volcanic outcropping, and was surrounded, in hundreds of years recent, by verdant areas of poppy. Because of this, vocalist …

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Judging off their affinity for psychedelic pop/rock and roll (with some improv elements tossed in aswell), the Boston quartet Abunai! are main admirers of Syd Barrett-era Green Floyd. The music group originally formed through the middle-’90s, when Dan Parmenter (bass), Brendan Quinn (electric guitar), and Joe Turner (drums) met up …

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