Chazoids, lassos, and the blues: An interview with Col. Bruce Hampton

By Chyrisse Tabone, Tampa Correspondent

When I heard that Colonel Bruce Hampton (Ret.) and the Aquarium Recue Unit (ARU) were forming a reunion tour, my thought was, “Real musicians. Real music. Maybe people are finally tiring of Top-40, pre-packaged bubble-gum and the timing is great.” I thought the reunion might be part of the revival of “real music” which people are labeling as “retro sound.” Progressive rock and jam music is making a comeback as people appear to be tiring of soundbytes and repetitive choruses….

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Special 2015 edition of beloved absurdist jam-driven outfit to Reunite features Col. Bruce Hampton alongside original members Oteil Burbridge, Jimmy Herring, and Jeff Sipe.

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