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Month: February 2009

Massimo: The Visionary

Massimo: The Visionary

It’s almost impossible not to reference one’s inspirations, but Massimo, while not avoiding his roots entirely, is clearly on the vanguard of modern fusion with The Visionary, the Italian-born drummer/keyboardist/composer’s third release. Self-taught, he’s a monstrous player with formidable chops, but more important is his writing, which echoes shades of Return to Forever a... »

Trio: From Nowhere to Eternity

Trio: From Nowhere to Eternity

Chemistry can come from the most unexpected places. While Scandinavia is known for intrepid cross-pollination of musical styles, the place where most of the attention seems to be focused – right or wrong – is Norway, where the amount of music being created seems almost inversely proportionate to its population of less than five million, scattered freely across its 125,000 square miles.... »

Robert Castelli: Boom Quartet

Robert Castelli: Boom Quartet

With fusion so often taking the path of least resistance towards high energy, high octane playing it’s easy to forget that, as an alternative to Mahavishnu Orchestra and Return to Forever, The Brecker Brothers were a vital force in establishing downtown funk as a foundation for electric jazz. Yes, there was plenty of virtuosity on hand, but the music grooved in ways that many of its contempo... »

Sylvain Luc, Richard Bona, Steve Gadd – live

Sylvain Luc, Richard Bona, Steve Gadd – live – Cosmopolite, Oslo, Norway, February 5, 2009

The trio consisting of Sylvain Luc (guitars), Richard Bona (electric bass) and Steve Gadd (drums) played a tremendous concert at Cosmopolite in Oslo, Norway on February 5, 2009. Cosmopolite reopened as a venue as late as in 2008. This concert drew a very large and enthusiastic audience. The performance lasted nearly two hours, opening with the composition “Tequlia”, featuring Sylvain Luc playing h... »

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