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Month: July 2005

Ted Greene's 'Solo Guitar'

Ted Greene’s ‘Solo Guitar’

Note: I wrote this review some time ago and had not posted it… Jan-Mikael’s EARS: review: Ted Greene’s ‘Solo Guitar’ Evaluation: What is it? Ted Greene, author of ‘Chord Chemistry’ and ‘Chord Progressions’ solo debut from 1977 has been reissued and remastered, albeit in somewhat Spartan manner. The original liner notes and artwork have been reproduced, but unfortunately no additional informa... »

At War With Self's 'Torn Between Dimensions'

At War With Self’s ‘Torn Between Dimensions’

Jan-Mikael’s EARS: review: At War With Self’s ‘Torn Between Dimensions’ Evaluation: What is it? At War With Self is the creation of Glen Snelwar, erstwhile member of Gordian Knot (Sean Malone, ex-Cynic) and friends. Bassist Michael Manring (Steve Morse, Michael Hedges et al) and drummer Mark Zonder (ex-Fates Warning) lend their expertise, and Travis Smith contributes suitably arcane artwork in ant... »

Bloom

Eric Johnson’s ‘Bloom’

Jan-Mikael’s EARS: review Eric Johnson’s ‘Bloom’ Evaluation: What is it? Johnson was heralded in Guitar Player Magazine’s March 1986 issue as one of the world’s greatest undiscovered guitar heroes, and his name has often been bandied about by the cognoscenti, using superlatives usually reserved only for the upper echelon of the guitar world…. Analysis: What it is: Johnson is a superb guitarist. Po... »

Visions Of An Inner Mountaining Apocalypse

Visions Of An Inner Mountaining Apocalypse

Personnel: Jeff Richman: Guitar, Producer, and arranger Vinnie Colaiuta: Drums Kai Eckhardt: Bass Mitchel Forman: Keyboards With Jerry Goodman: Violin Tracks: Birds Of Fire featuring Steve Lukather Can’t Stand Your Funk featuring Mike Stern Celestial Terrestrial Commuters featuring Steve Morse Meeting Of The Spirits featuring Jimmy Herring Jazz featuring Jeff Richman Dawn featuring Frank Gam... »

Separate Worlds

Merge/Nima Rezai – Separate Worlds

On Separate Worlds, Stick player-composer Nima Rezai leads a talented crew of San Francisco musicians through a compelling hybrid of world music rhythms and motifs with driving, tightly crafted instrumentals that draw from the spirit of ‘70s progressive rock and early fusion music. Think Yes meets Mahavishnu somewhere in the Middle East. This amalgam of styles is most effectively realized on the e... »

Journeys People, Places

Jonathan Dimond /Loops-Journeys People, Places

For those of you who enjoy discovering the undiscovered gem, this CD is the one you just may be looking for. Definitely unlike anything you have ever heard before, Jonathan Dimond, brings both his life and musical experiences together to create a kaleidoscope of sounds, textures and emotions. A world traveler, Jon puts his various ethnic influences to work in his compositions. Although all the com... »

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