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Elliott Sharp’s Terraplane: Sky Road Songs

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Terraplane is the vehicle by which Downtown NYC guitarist-composer Elliott Sharp plumbs the blues. It’s not a casual flirtation: From the first Terraplane disc in 1994 up through this sixth recording, Sharp has demonstrated an authentic affinity for the timeless essence of the music. At its best, as when saxophonist Sam Furnace was prominent on Blues for Next in 2000, Terraplane melded Sharp’s delight in both Sun Ra and Sleepy John Estes to create skronking interstellar country-blues, extending the road from the Mississippi Delta up through Chicago and on out to Saturn.

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