Month: June 2008

Liquid Tension Experiment

Liquid Tension Experiment – Chicago, IL 6/25/08

Liquid Tension Experiment Park West Chicago, IL June 25th, 2008 When you go to a concert to see a band you really enjoy, your hope of course is that everyone plays great, and they play your favorite songs, right? Just meeting that simple criteria would have most concert goers leaving the venue with a smile. However, every once in a while, if you’re lucky, you’ll get to witness a live p... »

Gustavo Assis-Brasil - Hybrid Picking Exercises - Single Note Permutations (Book)

Gustavo Assis-Brasil – Hybrid Picking Exercises – Single Note Permutations (Book)

In 2005, jazz guitarist Gustavo Assis-Brasil released Hybrid Picking For Guitar – a fantastic instructional book covering the technique and implementation of hybrid-picking. Now Assis-Brasil has released a new book entitled Hybrid Picking Exercises – Single Note Permutations. As Assis-Brasil notes in the foreword, if you already own Hybrid Picking For Guitar, this new book can be viewe... »

Return to Forever

Return to Forever – Chicago, IL 6/20/08

Return to Forever The Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL June 20th, 2008 The Return to Forever reunion tour is quickly shaping up to the be the jazz event of 2008. Though they haven’t recorded an album since the 1970s, this classic groundbreaking fusion band (consisting of Chick Corea – keys, Stanley Clarke – bass, Lenny White – drums, and Al Di Meola – guitar) have been fil... »

Gustavo Assis-Brasil - In Concert

Gustavo Assis-Brasil – In Concert

An accomplished guitarist with a remarkably fluid linear concept and a distinctive, ultra-sophisticated harmonic sense, Boston-based Gustavo Assis-Brasil also exhibits a fully developed voice as a composer on his auspicious debut as a leader (available as a two disc set DVD-CD). Recorded on July 20, 2007 before an appreciative hometown audience in his birthplace of Santa Maria, Brazil, In Concert ... »

John McLaughlin : Floating Point

John McLaughlin – Floating Point

Jazz guitar icon John McLaughlin has recorded with some of the greatest musicians in the world. And those musicians have always brought their unique styles to his projects, and left their own stamp on the resulting music. In that respect, McLaughlin’s latest album Floating Point (Abstract Logix Records) is no different; it’s a wonderful album full of great playing by all the sidemen in... »

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