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Massimo Aiello "Tribute To Beethoven Drum in the Symphony No. 9" (Azzurra Music)

"Classical music will always be with us, and as Massimo proves, there's room to build on it."

A drummer, who excels at a variety of styles, Massimo Aiello sinks his sticks into the mind of Beethoven here on this fascinating disc. Adding drums to the great opera may seem pretty surrealistic, but as Massimo asserts in the liner notes, he's simply paying respect to the master for his contributions to mankind. I'm no authority on Beethoven, yet I definitely appreciate what I hear and commend Massimo for his enterprising approach. How amazing it is that these stunning pieces of music remain so timeless after so many decades. Classical music will always be with us, and as Massimo proves, there's room to build on it. "Tribute To Beethoven - Drum In The Symphony No. 9" is truly an accomplishment. www.azzurramusic.it

    Beverly Paterson

Jump, Jive, and Harmonize

Reviews of Releases by Gandalf the Grey, Massimo Aiello, The Prisoners, Blue Max, The Vivisectors, The Astroglides, and Various Artists Massimo Aiello, The Prisoners, Blue Max, The Vivisectors, The Astroglides, and Various Artists

(By Beverly Paterson Contributing Writer, Interviewer)

 

January 2004

Vol 5, No. 11

Sponsored by R.V. Stewart Rentals

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Editor and Feature's Interviewer - Dick Stewart; U.S. '60s Garage Band Interviewer - Mike Dugo

Contributing Writers and Album Reviewers - Beverly Paterson, Keith Hannaleck, Shawn Nagy, and Sandy Struckhoff

The Lance Monthly Archives:  Jan. 2000 to May 2002 - June 2002 to present

Lance Monthly's '60s Garage Band Album Classics

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IN THIS ISSUE:

Up Close with Jerry Naylor

(Vocalist for Crickets in Early ‘60s; major ‘50s rock ‘n" roll pioneer)

Up Close with Larry Knechtel

(High-profile L.A. sessionist; past member of Bread and Duane Eddy band)

An Interview with Robert Stevenson

(Performed with one of Columbus, Ohio’s premier bands during the ‘60s)

Paterson’s Jump, Jive, and Harmonize

(Reviews of releases by Gandalf the Grey, Massimo Aiello, The Prisoners, Blue Max, The Vivisectors, The Astroglides, and Various Artists)

The Lance Monthly Pick of the Month

("Channel Surfin with . . . The Astroglides")