Month: June 2009

Jason Sadites

Sadites Lands On Fusion Street

On this his second CD, Weve, Jason Sadites fuses straight ahead chops, technical wizardry, good guitar sense and plenty of melody to land the listener smack dab on Fusion Street. A lot of the impact of this groove fusion is dealt out in huge doses by Sadites’ famous cohorts. Out of the box, big boss stick man Kenny Aronoff and bass guru Tony Levin drive the melody of the song Swarm deep insi... »

Ed DeGenaro - Less Is Seldom More

Ed DeGenaro – Less Is Seldom More

Guitarist Ed DeGenaro’s latest release, Less Is Seldom More (Unfretted Records), is a perfect follow-up to his 2007 disc Dog House. While the two albums share many of the same qualities (largely gapless playback, an eclectic mix of styles, etc), DeGenaro pushes the avant-garde fusion envelope a bit further with this new disc, and enlists an awe-inspiring lineup of musicians to help him do it... »

Ry Cooder and Nick Lowe - Live

Ry Cooder and Nick Lowe – Live in Brussels, June 22, 2009

Ry Cooder (guitars) and Nick Lowe (guitars and bass) – with Joachim Cooder (drums)played live at Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels on June 22, 2009. This was one of the few opportunities to attend a concert, in Europe, with one of the most accomplished slide guitarists in recent history. The set covered territory from Mr. Cooder’s first album and on, with a few Nick Lowe songs in addition. T... »

Dojo - Studiojo

Dojo – Studiojo

Dojo is a Kansas-based fusion trio featuring guitarist Brian Baggett, bassist Chris Handley, and drummer Luke Stone. Much of their music has the shimmery chord-plus-Holdsworthian shred approach that many other local fusion bands tend to have. I’ve heard several of these types of bands over the years, but as much as I love that style of music, it’s often hard to tell one of these bands ... »

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