Big band Christmas music show of Guy Barker

Judging by the packed house, arranger and trumpeter Guy Barker’s Christmas Big Band show at the Royal Albert Hall is in danger of becoming an annual fixture.Traditional Christmas songs are so replete with what makes many music-lovers flee to jazz’s bracing antidote – bland tunes, hokey emotions, irony-deficiency, piety – that they fight creativity all…

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Raisinhill // Halloween 2004 // “Welcome To Saturday Morning” Sign

Raisinhill // Halloween 2004 // “Welcome To Saturday Morning” Sign

October 31, 2004 marked Raisinhill’s third annual Halloween show presented by the Acoustic Cafe in Bridgeport, CT. The musical costume was “Saturday Morning” featuring covers of theme songs from children’s cartoons during the first set, and songs from adult-themed cartoon television shows during the second set. This sign was one of the decorations people saw…

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Building a Following – Trio Raisinhill lives up to the buzz.

Building a Following - Trio Raisinhill lives up to the buzz.

The couples and small groups seated at the SoNo Brewhouse last Friday were drinking and leaning across the tables, chatting softly as Raisinhill opened. By the second jazzy number, the three-piece group had dropped another few notches, really oozing into a quiet instrumental song that might have acted as a strong narcotic a few hours…

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A serious blend

Raisinhill, an eclectic jam-rock trio out of Connecticut, doesn’t mess around. Within two months after forming in late 2001, the band cut a four-song demo and began gigging throughout the Northeast. Just a few months later, it cut tracks for its self-titled debut CD. On Thursday, Raisinhill will play Murray’s Inn in Wilkes-Barre. John Kasiewicz…

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Village Voice Calendar

“This articulate guitar-led instrumental trio from Connecticut should confirm the prejudice of anyone who feels that instruments speak more eloquently than singers. The tunes on their eponymous debut, related casually over taut grooves, resemble Frisellian road movies or Eno-esque boat trips between exotic islands.”

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CD Review

RAISINHILL, RAISINHILL (Self-released, CD) Filled with mostly round sounds, and fairly cerebral, Raisinhill’s self-titled CD is a great chill-out record. From bouncing melodic pop to light and airy funk, this guitar/bass/drums trio is good at just about everything. With great dynamics and interesting percussion choices, Raisinhill switches gears from prog rock to jazz nearly seamlessly.…

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RAISINHILL BIOGRAPHY

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The trio Raisinhill has risen from local acclaim to widespread recognition across clubs and jamband festivals, propelled by the sheer musicianship of their playing and a self-titled CD. The group has garnered praise from some of the most-watched jamband media. Jambands.com dubbed them “New Groove of the Month,” while Relix Magazine called them a band…

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