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Gary Reiner

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Gary Reiner has written 167 posts for Comfortably Numm

Emerson Lake & Palmer (ELP) – Progressive Rock Pioneers

Emerson Lake & Palmer (ELP) were an English progressive rock supergroup trio who sold over forty million albums. The band formed in England in 1970, and consisted of Keith Emerson (keyboards), Greg Lake (bass guitar, vocals, guitar) and Carl Palmer (drums, percussion). ELP was one of the most popular and commercially successful progressive rock bands. ELP’s sound was … Continue reading

Google Pixel 6 Sets Sales Record

One of the Best Google Phones Ever Based on Google’s recent Q4 2021 Earning’s Call, the Pixel 6/Pixel 6 Pro phones look to be a commercial success, with the phones setting an all-time quarterly sales record for the company. Google debuted the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro in October, 2021 with a new design and fresh … Continue reading

Concierto de Aranjuez – Classical Guitar Favorite

Rodrigo’s Best Known Work Concierto de Aranjuez is a classical guitar favorite, recognized by its signature sound. The concerto was written in 1939 by the Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo (1901-1999). It is Rodrigo’s best-known work, and its success established his reputation as one of the most significant Spanish composers of the 20th century. Inspiration Concierto de Aranjuez was inspired by the … Continue reading

Between Green and Blue – Eclectic Musical Journey From David Helping

Between Green and Blue (1997) was David Helpling’s debut album on the Spotted Peccary Music indie label. The album is a rich mixture of original percussion samples, textural electric guitar and distinct keyboard melodies with rhythmic orchestrations – they’re all tastefully combined to define this superb work that ranges from driving and energetic passages to … Continue reading

Soothing Music From Bernward Koch

Flowing, released in 1989, was Bernward Koch’s first album – it was especially successful in the United States, as well as Asia, with the hit song, Ever Returning. Bernward Koch (born 1957) is a German composer, pianist and keyboardist. Additionally, he plays percussion, bass, and guitar. His music mainly evokes a soothing and calming style, … Continue reading

Sails Of Joy – Energetic Music From Govi

Sails of Joy is the opening cut on Guitar Odyssey, an upbeat, guitar-centered instrumental album from Govi. The album is a blend of guitars sweetened by South American pan pipes and sensual rhythms. Govi plays flamenco guitar, electric guitar, charango, keyboards and percussion on Guitar Odyssey. All the music is composed, arranged, and performed by … Continue reading

Keith Emerson With The Nice – Rocking Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky’s Pathetique, Symphony No. 6 – 3rd Movement  On this selection from Elegy, Keith Emerson is at his best, rocking out on the Hammond organ. Elegy is a live album that was released in 1971. The recording features Keith Emerson with The Nice. Elegy has been called the best album by The Nice. The tunes showcase … Continue reading

Telescape 2 – Steady, Guitar-Driven Adventure with Buckethead

Escape to a steady, guitar-driven adventure with Buckethead Telescape 2, from the album Telescape (6 songs, 32 minutes). Background on Buckethead. Telescape 2 – from Telescape by Buckethead Telescape – full album by Buckethead ­

Lover’s Call – Blissful Santoor Music

Imaginations is a blissful, chillout, santoor-centered instrumental album from Tarun Bhattacharya. The song Lover’s Call stands out among the songs on the album as one of the most memorable – it’s a catchy, romantic tune, 6 1/2 minutes in length. The Indian santoor is a trapezoid-shaped, 100 string, hammered dulcimer, and a variation of the Iranian … Continue reading

Castles in the Air – Dreamy Music from Blonker

The Tree of Life is a wonderful, chillout, guitar-centered instrumental album from Blonker. The song Castles in the Air stands out among the songs on the album as one of the most memorable – it’s a catchy, dreamy creation from Blonker. The artist Dieter Geike, alone, is Blonker. A German composer and musician, he is skilled … Continue reading

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