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RETRO: John Fitz Rogers, 'Transit' feat. Michael Nicollela (Gale Recordings)

RETRO: John Fitz Rogers, 'Transit' feat. Michael Nicollela (Gale Recordings) >>

Upon a cursory listening only, composer and decorated University of South Carolina professor John Fitz Rogers' Gale Recordings release Transit seems to owe more to Emerson, Lake and Palmer than Varèse, Ligeti or Nancarrow. Nonetheless, after acquiring the composer's score, through-composed to near fault, it's quite obvious that Transit, as a completely notated work of art, does indeed exist in a state of impassioned, yet precise flux.

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RETRO: "Zero Tolerance for Silence (Part 1)" by Pat Metheny >>

Let's face it, protest songs are a dime a dozen. Be it Britain or Iraq, Roe vs. Wade, black power or white guilt, nearly everyone's got an axe to grind.

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