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The Aristocrats


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3.95 | 20 ratings

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4 stars The multinational trio THE ARISTOCRATS was formed by chance when drummer Marco Minnemann and bassist Bryan Beller were set to perform with a guitarist at Winter NAMM in January 2011, when that guitarist gave a last minute cancellation, and Guthrie Govan was brought in as a replacement. This concert proved to be so vitalizing for all three that they decided to form a band, which so far has released three studio and three live albums. "Culture Clash Live!" dates back to the start of 2015, and was released by Boing Music, presumably the band's own label set-up.

The Aristocrats is a band that, I suspect, will have a high general appeal among musicians due to the band members alone, but in addition, I suspect many that have an interest in fairly expressive music blending jazz rock, progressive rock and hard rock will find the exploits of the Aristocrats to be compelling. This live CD and DVD combo comes across as a solid, quality production, and appears to me as an excellent choice to kick off with if you want to get more familiar with this high quality threesome.

Windhawk | 4/5 |


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