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Month: December 2007

Craig Easley

An Eclectic Fusion of Jazz, Rock, R & B and Even Poetry!

The title and opening two tracks of Welcome to ElectriCrazyland may allude to guitar icon Jimi Hendrix and his classic Electric Ladyland (MCA, 1968), but guitarist Craig Easley’s debut is a far more eclectic affair than anything the boundary busting Hendrix ever recorded. There’s been plenty of conjecture as to where the late legend might have gone had he not left us so early in life, but even sug... »

John McLaughlin and Selvaganesh Vinayakram - The Gateway To Rhythm

John McLaughlin and Selvaganesh Vinayakram – The Gateway To Rhythm

Like many Western musicians, the Indian rhythmic system known as Konokol has always been a bit of a mystery to me. I’ve heard the seemingly complex rhythmic-pattern language on many recordings, but as interesting as it sounds, the sometimes rapid-fire vocalizations (Takita, Taka Dimi, etc.) have always befuddled me. With the new instructional DVD The Gateway To Rhythm (Mediastarz Monaco; dis... »

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