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Month: July 2013

Ken Talve Trio: Out Of The Blue

Ken Talve Trio: Out Of The Blue

Out of the Blue is an appropriate title for guitarist Ken Talve’s second CD, since the double-disc is a rich helping of the jazz and rock tributaries he navigates through a blues-influenced undercurrent. Along with trio partners Chris Eisner Jr. (bass) and Anthony Cerabino (drums), Talve charts a 13-song, 94-minute course through what might have been for Stevie Ray Vaughan. That blues/rock s... »

Asaf Sirkis: Shepherd's Stories

Asaf Sirkis: Shepherd’s Stories

With the latest release by his trio, Shepherd’s Stories, Israeli drummer Asaf Sirkis proves he’s entering the rare air of great percussive jazz/fusion composer-bandleaders like Tony Williams and Bill Bruford. The comparisons, in part, can be credited to his trio partners. Israeli bassist Yaron Stavi provides a stabilizing, supportive and fluid presence, and Greek guitarist Tassos Spili... »

Ken Talve

Ken Talve discusses his album Out of The Blue

Ken Talve’s second album is called Out of the Blue. This 2 disc album offers all original material mixng jazz, rock, and blues. The power trio’s agressive album is harmonically rich, holds catchy melodies, and is a must for any guitarist. Below Ken Talve talks a bit about his new album, and about himself as a player. Be sure to check out Ken’s new album, Out of the Blue. ABLX: Ou... »

Jeff Richman

Jeff Richman on Big Wheels

35 years of experience, 17 albums, a Berklee College of Music education, and Jimmy Haslip in the producer’s chair. There was no way Jeff Richman’s newest album Big Wheel could be anything but spectacular. The album opens with a funky groove that never lets up for the rest of the album, and features a great cover of Stevie Wonder’s That Girl. Richman talks with Abstract Logix abou... »

Gerald Gradwohl

Gerald Gradwohl talks about Big Land

A strong Rock’N Roll attitude mixed with Jazz harmony to fierce discharging jazz rock storms. This is how Gerald Gradwohl describes the music style of his band. On his new album Big Land his core band is made of Kirk Covington on drum of Tribal Tech fame, Harald Weinkum on bass, Thomas Kugi on tenor sax, and of course Gerald Gradwohl on guitar. Big Land demonstrates powerful and ins... »

Rcubed: The Beginning and The Ending

Rcubed: The Beginning and The Ending Review

Rcubed: The Beginning And The Ending (2013-06-15 Bill Meredith) Power trio is a term associated more with guitar-based rock acts like Cream, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, and Rush than fusion bands, but it certainly applies to the shape-shifting California instrumental trio Rcubed’s debut CD, The Beginning And The Ending. Which makes sense, considering the group’s powerful collective in... »

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