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Month: November 2008

Alex Machacek

Alex Machacek Conversations

It has been about five years that I have been listening to Alex Machacek, one of my my very favorite guitar players. Originally from Austria, he now lives in Los Angeles with his beautiful singer and songwriter wife Sumitra. Alex has been teaching at Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT) and performing locally as well as globetrotting around the world with Jeff Sipe, Matthew Garrison, Virgil Donati... »

Marc Rossi

Marc Rossi Interview

Looking for Meaning in the Hidden Pianist Marc Rossi, a full-time Berklee College of Music professor, a composer, a working musician and a dedicated student of Hindustani and Carnatic music lives a life that finds him balancing all of these pursuits. The liner notes from his new CD Hidden Mandala say that, “he is treading that fine and rewarding line between teaching and learning.” Among other imp... »

The Five Peace Band

The Five Peace Band – Live in Salzburg, Austria, November 9, 2008

The Five Peace Band played live at the final concert of Salzburger Jazz-Herbst in Austria Sunday November 9, 2008. The set began with John McLaughlin and Chick Corea performing a duo version of In a Silent Way. The two were then joined by Kenny Garrett on saxophone, Vinnie Colaiuta on drums and Christian McBride on bass for a new rendition of The 4th Dimension’s Raju (Floating Point, Abstract Logi... »

Mind Meets Matter

Claude Pauly

What do you get when you combine the heavy metal bebop lines of Scott Henderson, the inestimable chops of Frank Gambale, the close harmonic voicings of Allan Holdsworth, the occasional rough edges of John McLaughlin and a tinge of Latin affect? Guitarist Claude Pauly, on his debut, Mind Meets Matter, comes close to answering that question, while proving that it’s possible to wear your influe... »

Jimmy Herring

Jimmy Herring’s Tackle Box

Jimmy Herring’s Tackle Box (Driftin’ on a Lifeboat – Pt.2) by Rod Sibley You didn’t really think I would talk to Jimmy for three hours and not talk about guitars, did you? – RS Rod: So what guitars did you use on Lifeboat? Jimmy: The main guitar was the one I play all the time. I don’t know what year it is – I’ve had it for 15 years. My friend Gene Baker, when he was working at the Fender Cu... »

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