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All hail The Aristocrats!

English guitarist Guthrie Govan, German drummer Marco Minnemann, and American bassist Bryan Beller formed an unlikely “rock supergroup” when they were introduced to each other at a music convention in California in 2011. But the chemistry they immediately found upon playing together got them thinking: what if we really try to build something on this? […]

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Finding great jazz in Southeast Asia

A man walks into a bar on a Friday night.

And I don’t mean just any man, bar, or Friday night.

It’s Friday, September 5, 2008, and I’m going into Harry’s Bar on Boat Quay in Singapore to meet a former colleague for happy hour. It’s an after-work ritual I probably went through a hundred times in the eight years I lived on this island nation, roughly evenly split with visits to the aptly named Ice Cold Beer on Emerald Hill.
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