Month: May 2006

John McLaughlin – Industrial Zen

John McLaughlin – Industrial Zen

PERSONNEL: John McLaughlin – Guitar, Fretless Guitar, Chants, Synth and Drum Programming Dennis Chambers- Drums (trk 3, 5 & 6) Vinnie Colaiuta- Drums (trk 2) Bill Evans – Sax (trk 1 & 4) Hadrien Feraud – Bass (trk 1 & 7) Matthew Garrison – Bass (trk 4 & 5) Tony Grey – Bass (Trk 3 & 8) Gary Husband – Keyboards (trk 1, 2, 3, 5 & 7) and Drum... »

Tony Smith

Tony Smith Interview

How about this as an idea for a biopic. Born in Poole, Dorset, our subject moves to Canada at the age of five after his jazz-loving father – a professional boxer from Yorkshire – decides to seek better prospects for his young family in Toronto. He starts guitar lessons at 15, gets heavily into Led Zep and the Floyd, but also has an ear for his dad’s jazz collection (Erroll Garner, Oscar Peterson, ... »

Prasanna – Electric Ganesha Land

Prasanna – Electric Ganesha Land

PERSONNEL: Prasanna – electric guitar, electric bass, konnakol Haridwaramangalam A.K. Palanivel – thavil B.S. Purushotham – kanjira, kannakol S. Karthick – ghatam, konnakol, morsing Prapancham Ravindran – mridangam Papanasam Sethuraman – kanjira TRACKS: 1. Eruption In Bangalore 2. Snakebanger’s Ball 3. 4th Stone From The Sun 4. Dark Sundae In Triplicate 5.... »

The Royal Dan - A Tribute

Review: The Royal Dan – A Tribute

Guitarist Jeff Richman has produced his fourth guitar tribute CD for the Tone Center label. The three previous compilations payed homage to John Coltrane (A Guitar Supreme), Miles Davis (Fusion For Miles), and the Mahavishnu Orchestra (Visions Of An Inner Mounting Apocalypse). This time around it’s a tribute to Steely Dan entitled The Royal Dan: A Tribute. The core band on the CD is comprise... »

Transparencies Too

Transparencies Too by Graham Jackson

Transparencies Too is a collection of 20 contemplative piano improvisations performed by Canadian artist Graham Jackson. The disc ic a long-awaited follow up to his 1991 release, Transparencies. The theme of this recording is one of intense relaxation as Jackson’s technique and specialized tuning creates an environment of calmness for the listener that works well for massage, meditation or j... »

Rob Whitlock - Sketchin

Rob Whitlock – Sketchin

Rob Whitlock – Sketchin’ Song List: 1) At Golden Pawn 2) To Heather With Love 3) I Deal 4) God Bless the Child 5) Po Man’s Gravy 6) Rob’s New Tune 7) Sketchin’ Personnel: Rob Whitlock (keys) Anthony Jackson (bass) Vinnie Colaiuta (drums) Cliff Almond (drums) Scott Henderson (guitar) Pat Kelly (guitar) Bob Whitlock (guitar) Othello Molineaux (steel drums) Michael Brecker (sax) Amber Whitlock ... »

Shakti - The Way of Beauty

Shakti – The Way of Beauty (DVD)

The Way of Beauty is the most complete document on Seminal World Music band Shakti. Having grown up with this music, this dvd is quite special to me and I am sure most lovers of this kind of music will agree. The DVD has been divided into 5 categories. 1. The Interviews with Zakir Hussain and John McLaughlin are simply worth the price of this dvd. Its great to hear John (Where does he get that coo... »

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