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Jan 13, 2004, 12:28 AM
 
Whats everyone fav band or arists? Songs, ect?

1)Favourite band/artist(name up to 5)
2)Favourite songs(in descending order up to 5)
3)And why?
     
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Jan 13, 2004, 01:43 AM
 
Top Five Bands:
5. Pink Floyd
4. Oasis
3. Nirvana
2. Led Zeppelin
1. Smashing Pumpkins

Top Five Songs:
5. Baby Let's Rock - Zwan
4. Over the Hills and Far Away - Led Zeppelin
3. Disarm - Smashing Pumpkins
2. Wonderwall - Oasis
1. 1979 - Smashing Pumpkins

I've been a Billy Corgan fan since the beginning, and even after SP's breakup I still play their music on the guitar for fun. Led Zeppelin represents the best of the '70s era rock music, and Jimmy Page is the best guitarist, and (second to Corgan) the best rock music songwriter of all time. For the others, I've always enjoyed both of the British bands Oasis and Pink Floyd.
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Jan 13, 2004, 01:55 AM
 
Justin Timberlake : Why? because he's awsome, hot, sexy, my husband, talented, a great dancer...i could go on, but i should be studying...

Christina Aguilera: Why? because she's sexy, a great singer and dancer, and i honestly look up to her, like she doesn't take crap from anyone's criticism, and is "the woman" in my eyes...oh and we share the same last name

and i like all the songs...yup
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Jan 13, 2004, 02:06 AM
 
1.. Screeching Weasel
2.. Fifteen
3.. Gunmoll
4.. The Mars Volta
5.. The Weakerthans
     
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Jan 13, 2004, 08:07 AM
 
Chalk Outline. I saw the named and wouldn't have doubted you'd have The Mars Volta in your list.
     
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Jan 13, 2004, 08:57 AM
 
Pink Floyd (hence my name - 'I've got a little black book with my poems in, I've got a bag with a toothbrush and a comb in' - although the reason I like the Black Book thing is because of the guy yelling it it at the beginning of the song...)

Oh, and Led Zeppelin - Just wish 'Ramble On' would go a little bit further in the chorus.
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Jan 13, 2004, 12:21 PM
 
i've been a huge AC/DC and Elton John fan since about '77, but in the last 10 years i've really gotten into Vangelis and Mike Oldfield.

i like most kinds of music, except newer country and most jazz...
     
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Jan 13, 2004, 12:32 PM
 
The OC Supertones
Bleach
Switchfoot
Plankeye
Jeremy Camp

all except for Jeremy Camp who I'm not sure of, are on the iTMS

fave songs

Jury Duty
Good
Gone
Indivisible
Walk by Faith

all by those artists respectively.
     
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Jan 13, 2004, 12:39 PM
 
Van Halen
Rush
Led Zep
Who
Metallica

Shook me all night long (yea. AC/DC... but I like the other bands better overall)
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The Ocean
Won't get fooled again
Spirit of Radio

Why.... no idea.. just do.
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Jan 13, 2004, 12:46 PM
 
Sting
Peter Gabriel
80s music
Mike Oldfield
George Michael
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Jan 13, 2004, 12:46 PM
 
Casting Crowns
POD
Switchfoot
Jeremy Camp
Toby Mac

It's tough to narrow it down to five

Irene -- Toby Mac
sleeping awake - POD
I'm Yours (take me as I am) - Toby Mac
Glory - Casting Crowns
If we are the body - Casting Crowns
     
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Jan 13, 2004, 12:59 PM
 
Top Five Bands:
5. Belle and Sebastian (1997-Present)
4. The Verve (1993-97)
3. U2 (1980-92)
2. Radiohead (1995-2002)
1. The Beatles (1965-1969)

Top Five Songs:
5. Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain - Willie Nelson
4. Scarlet - Lush
3. You've Lost That Loving Feeling - The Righteous Brothers
2. Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
1. Soon - My Bloody Valentine

Why? I like guitars, tender moments, a sense of history being made, walks on the beach in the rain with a maragrita in my hand after crying at a movie of a good book I read.
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Jan 13, 2004, 01:06 PM
 
Originally posted by Insecure bone:
Whats everyone fav band or arists? Songs, ect?

1)Favourite band/artist(name up to 5)
2)Favourite songs(in descending order up to 5)
3)And why?

David Gray
Coldplay
Rush
Indigo Girls
Rolling Stones

What I really need is a Top Ten list of desert islands CD's: the discs you *absolutely* couldn't live without if you were stuck on a desert island . . .

1) Indigo Girls "Indigo Girls"
2) David Gray "David Gray"
3) Michael McDermott "620 W. Surf"
4) The The "Dusk"
5) The Farm "Hullabaloo"
6) Dave Brubeck Quartet "Time Out"
7) Di Meola, McLaughlin, de Lucia "Friday Night in San Francisco"
8) Peter Gabriel "Shaking the Tree"
9) U2 "The Unforgettable Fire"
10) Berstein in Berlin "Beethoven's Ninth Symphony
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Jan 13, 2004, 02:04 PM
 
Originally posted by Tantrum:
Justin Timberlake : Why? because he's awsome, hot, sexy, my husband, talented, a great dancer...i could go on, but i should be studying...

Christina Aguilera: Why? because she's sexy, a great singer and dancer, and i honestly look up to her, like she doesn't take crap from anyone's criticism, and is "the woman" in my eyes...oh and we share the same last name

and i like all the songs...yup
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Jan 13, 2004, 02:11 PM
 
queens of the stone age
kyuss
placebo
nirvana
the verve
the stone roses
sublime
strung out
the smiths
the strokes
ac/dc
smashing pumpkins

...the list goes on.

too many songs to mention. i've been listening to "feeling this" by blink182 all day...now i'm sick of it!

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Jan 13, 2004, 02:20 PM
 
I like alot of bands and songs so i can't even list a top five.

favorite band = Linkin Park

favorite song = it changes all the time...right now anything from Linkin Park's Meteora Album

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Jan 13, 2004, 02:21 PM
 
Difficult to name just five, but let's have a go:

Artistes

Rush.
AC/DC.
The Sisters Of Mercy.
Magnum (Chase The Dragon/Eleventh Hour era).
Dire Straits.

Songs

(absolutes)
Subdivisions - Rush.
The Enemy Within - Rush.
Jolene - Dolly Parton/Mindy Smith/Norah Jones/Olivia Newton-John.

(subject to present mood)
Ich Will - Rammstein.
Fall Down - Toad the Wet Sprocket.




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Jan 13, 2004, 02:24 PM
 
Pink Floyd - stay

Roger Waters - Anything from 'The Wall - Live in Berlin'

Snoop Dogg - gin & juice

Biggie Smalls - Hypnotize

George Clinton / Parliament Funkadelic - Erotic City
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Jan 13, 2004, 02:29 PM
 
Fav. Band

Rush ... period

Songs (in no order)

Cygnus X-1 Book 2
2112
Xanadu
YYZ (1981 Exit ... Stage Left version)
The Camera Eye

Band Honorable Mentions: (in no order)
Pat Metheny Group
Dire Straits
Creedence Clearwater Revivial
Dirty Vegas
Groove Armada
The Beatles
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Jan 13, 2004, 02:39 PM
 
oh yeah, favorite band.. That would be: Louise Attaque. But I don't really have a favorite band or song. Lot's of good stuff out there.
     
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Jan 13, 2004, 02:42 PM
 
Led Zeppelin
Gordon Lightfoot
Ani DiFranco
Pink Floyd
..I can't decide on a 5th..

Hotel California - Eagles
Canadian Railroad Trilogy - Gordon Lightfoot
..I dont think I have any other favourite songs..

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Jan 13, 2004, 03:37 PM
 
Top 5:
Tool
Rush
Queensryche
Sting
Pink Floyd

Honorable Mention:
The Cure
The Clash
White Zombie
Pearl Jam
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Jan 13, 2004, 04:17 PM
 
1. I Mother Earth – Shortcut To Moncton
7 minutes and 56 seconds of pure musical bliss. Among the best hard/prog rock bands in the world, and no one even knows it. Mmmm.

2. Neil Young – Out on the Weekend
Harvest is one of the greatest albums of all time. A more laid-back, melodic song is almost impossible to find.

3. Nirvana – Jesus Don't Want Me For a Sunbeam
The greatest rock band since the Beatles, I think I can honestly say. Nevermind changed the face of modern music. Cobain wrote the perfect furious pop song...but then they could also cover beautiful works like this as well.

3. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here.
Can't say too much more about their Meddle to The Wall period. 4 albums that all can rank in the top works ever in music.

4. Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
Nick Hornby said it all. The perfect pop song, and the same-titled album (along with What's Going On) also rating as some of the best Motown/soul works ever laid down.

5. Jeff Buckley - Lover, You Should Have Come Over
Grace remains as one of the most brilliantly surprising albums of the 90s, along with My Bloody Valentine's Loveless. A soaring voice above beautiful guitar and challenging song structure. This (along with his Last Goodbye, Lilac Wine, and Everyone Here Wants You) belongs in the top sexiest songs catagory.

Honourable Mention: Brant Bjork – I Miss My Chick
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Jan 13, 2004, 04:38 PM
 
Originally posted by ShortcutToMoncton:
1. I Mother Earth – Shortcut To Moncton
7 minutes and 56 seconds of pure musical bliss. Among the best hard/prog rock bands in the world, and no one even knows it. Mmmm.

Not sure if you remember or not, but a while ago you suggested this song to me, and I really like it. Once it played randomly in iTunes a few times I really started liking it. Thanks.



Anyway, favorite bands:
MxPx
G'nR
Meatloaf
Beatles
Boston
Aerosmith
Zeppelin
Offspring
Weezer
     
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Jan 13, 2004, 05:28 PM
 
Top 5 Favourite Bands
1. Radiohead - The Tourist (originality and altogether creativity/weirdness)
2. Sigur Rós - all of ( ) (beautiful instruments/vocals)
3. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (great classic rock? I just like it)
4. Peter Gabriel - In Your Eyes (he's pro)
5. Coldplay - The Scientist (very impressive for a "new" band, great albums)
     
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Jan 13, 2004, 07:51 PM
 
Le Tigre
Glitter Mini 9
Emilie Autumn
Fisher
Red Delicious
Simon Stinger

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Jan 13, 2004, 08:14 PM
 
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Jan 13, 2004, 08:22 PM
 
In no particular order, but the list could go on and on.

Top 5 bands:
1- Violent Femmes - For the raw energy and great song writing.
2- The Cure - For the eery feeling and great lyrics.
3- Bad Religion - Well tought social commentaries, great vocals (what a punk band should be)
4- Talking Heads - For nostalgia (my first favorite band)
5- Red Hot Chili Peppers - For Flea, John Frusciante and pure fun.

Top 5 songs:
1- Sir Psycho Sexy - Red Hot Chili Peppers
2- Johnny Quest think we're Sellouts - Less Than Jake
3- Struck a Nerve - Bad Religion
4- Never Tell _ Violent Femmes
5- From the Edge of a Deep Green Sea - The Cure
     
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Jan 13, 2004, 08:31 PM
 
Originally posted by webcookie:
Gordon Lightfoot
You can't go wrong with Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.
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Jan 13, 2004, 08:32 PM
 
The music tastes a 17 year old(probably not a good representation of 17 year olds):

Bands or Groups:

1. The Roots
2. No Doubt
3. Nirvana
4. Queen
5. Radiohead/Coldplay/Jay-z (depends on my mood)

Honorable Mentions: Foo Fighters, The Boss

Songs:

1. The Roots - THe Next Movement(live version is good too)
2. The Roots - Step into the Realm(only the live version)
3. No Doubt - Don't Speak
4. Nirvana - Dumb
5. No Doubt - World Go 'Round

Honorable Mentions: My Hero(Foo Fighters), heart of the city(Jay-z, mtv unplugged version).

That top list song might change tomorrow, its hard to pick, so many good songs.
     
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Jan 13, 2004, 08:37 PM
 
My favorite band of all time is Green Day. I can't get enough and can't wait to see them grow as I grow into a old dirty assh0le as well.
     
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Jan 13, 2004, 08:38 PM
 
Jeff Buckley...
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Jan 13, 2004, 08:58 PM
 
This week:

Porcupine Tree
Mike Keneally
The Beatles
XTC
Led Zeppelin

only 5? damn-- I was just gettin' rollin'

had to leave out

Kevin Gilbert
Toy Matinee
Kaviar
King Crimson
Leonard Cohen
Bob Dylan..

ok, I'll stop new.

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Jan 13, 2004, 10:26 PM
 
Aphex Twin
Belle & Sebastian
Fugazi
Sonic Youth
Yo La Tengo
Joy Division
Pavement
My Bloody Valentine
Pixies
The Soft Boys
Tripping Daisy
Radiohead
The Sea and Cake
The Shins
The Smiths
Tom Waits
Van Morrison
Cornershop
Mission of Burma
Minutemen
At The Drive-In/The Mars Volta

...and some more I cannot immediately recall. Pick any five of the above because I cannot.

Criteria: These are bands that consistently put out good shiite.
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Jan 13, 2004, 11:27 PM
 
For band.. Radiohead... [I got hooked after the purchase of Kid A]

For artist... Hilary Duff... [No special reason]
     
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Jan 14, 2004, 01:32 AM
 
Artists:

Ani DiFranco
Tortoise
Cinematic Orchestra
Thursday
Tool
Deftones
The Mars Volta/At The Drive In
John Coltrane
Paul Wertico Trio
Primus
Björk
Soundgarden
Sigur Ros
Philip Glass

plenty more......
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Jan 14, 2004, 01:36 AM
 
Favorite bands.

In order:

The Church
The Refreshments
Heather Nova
The Replacements
10,000 Maniacs
David Gilmore
     
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Jan 14, 2004, 05:44 AM
 
5. Belle and Sebastian (1997-Present)

1- Violent Femmes - For the raw energy and great song writing.
2- The Cure - For the eery feeling and great lyrics.
3- Bad Religion - Well tought social commentaries, great vocals (what a punk band should be)

1. The Roots

APU

My favorite band of all time is Green Day. I can't get enough and can't wait to see them grow as I grow into a old dirty assh0le as well.

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Belle & Sebastian
Fugazi
Sonic Youth
Yo La Tengo
Joy Division
Pixies
Tripping Daisy
Tom Waits
Minutemen
At The Drive-In/The Mars Volta


Thursday
Tool
The Mars Volta/At The Drive In
Björk



All
     
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Jan 14, 2004, 07:37 AM
 
Alternate Universe List:

Aldo Nova
Warrant
Night Ranger
Billy Thorpe
Cinderella


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Jan 14, 2004, 07:48 AM
 
Originally posted by york28:
Artists:

Björk

Sigur Ros


Finally someone else with Icelandic tastes
     
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Jan 14, 2004, 09:16 AM
 
Originally posted by ryju:
Finally someone else with Icelandic tastes
I like Bjork and Sigur Ros, too. They just aren't my favourites.
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Jan 14, 2004, 10:29 AM
 
although the order changes daily, the list usually stays the same of my favs... for today? i'll go with..

1 Oasis
2 The Smashing Pumpkins
3 The Raveontettes
4 Nada Surf
5 Zwan
     
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Jan 14, 2004, 11:05 AM
 
Not in any specific order:

Godsmack - GREAT heavy music that is still melodic. I love his voice.

Rush - If I have to explain this, you don't need to know.

Skyclad - only when Martin Walkyier was with them. He is the ultimate! There are few lyricists that can even come close to him and I love his powerful voice. He has more passion in his pinkie toenail than most other singers wish they had.

The Gathering - kind of atmospheric rock from The Netherlands. Another awesome singer. This girl just blows me away. As far and having a "singing voice" I've never heard anyone who can come close.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra - What was Savatage to do after the unbelievable Dead Winter Dead? TSO, that's what. A natural evolution for them, and the ultimate concept with unbelievable execution. Deep concept albums with well written orchestra/classical and heavy metal. One of the best concerts I've ever been to. With Beethoven's Last Night, they've moved away from Christmas music. Very dark.
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Jan 14, 2004, 08:16 PM
 
Insecure Boner is banned, but I'll try again:

It's hard to pick just one—but I'll try and pick a favorite song after each artists. Or ... favorites.

Radiohead
All albums are great. IMHO, so shut up about everything after "OK Computer." As for songs: tough call between "Subterranean Homesick Alien" and "Paranoid Android." Hmmph.

Pink Floyd
Damn. All of the albums and songs are amazing. "Dark Side of the Moon" is probably my favorite album, though.

Tool
All great albums, but I like "Lateralus" most.

Shiner
Hmm. Tough call between "The Egg" and "Starless," but I'm going to have to go with "The Egg."

Muse
I've listened to "Showbiz" for ages, but after finally getting "Absolution" ... wow. Gud werk.

The Mars Volta
I don't think I need to say anymore. They are a breath of fresh air, IMO. "Eria Tarka" and "Take the Veil Cerpin Taxt" are my favs from the album. I look forward to more Volta albums. I'll check out all of the At The Drive-In stuff in the meantime (finally).
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Jan 14, 2004, 08:47 PM
 
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Lots of good shiite, here. Some new, some old. Keep it up, gentlemen.
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Jan 15, 2004, 07:06 AM
 
MindFad, ever heard the bit on Great Gig In The Sky about 3 and a half minutes into it where some guy whispers "if you can hear this little whisper, you're dying"?

Very weird when you first hear it...
     
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Jan 15, 2004, 11:09 AM
 
Favorite Artists (in order)
1. Elton John
2. The Beatles
3. Marvin Gaye
4. Billy Joel
5. The Eagles

Favorite Songs (once again in order)
1. Tiny Dancer - Elton John
2. Scenes From An Italian Restaurant - Billy Joel
3. Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters - Elton John
4. Late For The Sky - Jackson Browne
5. Daniel - Elton John

I love Elton's and Billy Joel's stuff since I play piano as well and really enjoy the songs that are based on piano work, but Elton's stuff moreso since I've been listening to it since I was little.
     
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Jan 17, 2004, 03:08 AM
 
The Mars Volta
I don't think I need to say anymore. They are a breath of fresh air, IMO. "Eria Tarka" and "Take the Veil Cerpin Taxt" are my favs from the album. I look forward to more Volta albums. I'll check out all of the At The Drive-In stuff in the meantime (finally).

De-loused in the Camatorium was...disappointing. Brilliant? Yes, of course, in places. Televators is a true work of art, among others. They have flair, they have panache, they have Jon Theodore for a monster on the drum kit.

However, they lack something. That's songwriting. They simply do NOT consistently write good songs! Much like the Tremulant EP, they show the hit-and-miss boundries of what they're doing. Now Sparta, which consists of the remainding members of At the Drive-In, are almost the opposite – listen to Wiretap Scars! Great songwriting, to be sure; however, you don't find the creativity or inventiveness that's so apparent on De-loused. As I've said before, if you put them together....

MindFad, ever heard the bit on Great Gig In The Sky about 3 and a half minutes into it where some guy whispers "if you can hear this little whisper, you're dying"?
Someone told me about this a few years ago, and I've listened to it many times since then. I don't hear it. Get a good set of headphones; the first part is sort of obscured, but it definitely doesn't sound anything like "if you can hear this." It's not long enough. I don't know...maybe I'm wrong.

Not sure if you remember or not, but a while ago you suggested this song to me, and I really like it. Once it played randomly in iTunes a few times I really started liking it. Thanks.
Yes! I do remember. Good to know you're still diggin' it! Actually, I had meant to send you the last song off their same CD, Scenery & Fish. It's called "Earth, Sky & C" with the "C" being their little tribute to Carlos Santana (Jag, the guitarist, has a sound that's kinda like combining Santana and Rush's Alex Lifeson). Anyway, do a search for it...if you come up short, let me know and I'll get it to you. 7 minutes long, wailing guitar solos, and a little touch of Latin funk!

I'd highly recommend eBaying any of their 4 CDs. Every one has its own distinctive style and sound, and every one has some of the best musicianship and creativity in the world.

greg
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