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Month: August 2017

Gary Willis: Larger Than Life

Gary Willis: Larger Than Life

Gary Willis, one of the world’s leading bassists, has delivered his fifth album Larger Than Life—a delicious collection of fusion-funk for the twenty-first century. Joining Willis on this set of twelve tracks are Gergo Borlai on drums, long-time Tribal Tech band mate Scott Kinsey on keyboards, Steve Tavaglione on saxes and EWI, Claudia Bardagí on voice and Llibert Fortuny on tenor sax and voice. A... »

Wayne Krantz: Good Piranha/Bad Piranha

Wayne Krantz: Good Piranha/Bad Piranha

Known globally for his uncompromising musical vision, staggering virtuosity and deep reserves of soul, Wayne Krantz is one of very few modern guitarists to venture beyond the instrument’s limitations and create an identifiably original style and sound. Good Piranha/Bad Piranha is his full-throttle double-take on four contemporary pop and hip-hop songs, from which he plunders the textural, rhythmic... »

Oz Noy Trio: Asian Twistz

Oz Noy Trio: Asian Twistz

Oz Noy Trio, featuring Dave Weckl (Drums), Etienne Mbappe (Bass) Acclaimed Israeli-born, New York-based guitarist and composer Oz Noy strains against boundaries, creating intuitive, fluid sonic art suspended somewhere between blues anguish, rock power, and the rich harmonic density of jazz. Available via Abstract Logix, the live Asian Twistz may just be the purest distillation of his vision yet. A... »

Gary Husband: Dirty and Beautiful Vol 1 (Remixed and Remastered Edition with 4 Bonus Cuts)

Gary Husband: Dirty and Beautiful Vol 1 (Remixed and Remastered Edition with 4 Bonus Cuts)

“It’s been a real pleasure to revisit this album, open up all the multitracks and completely remix the material. Actually, two of the more understated tracks remain nearly the same – namely the Mark King jam and the solo keyboard piece – but aside aside from those it’s all a very different affair to what you know on our first edition. You’ll even experience a little more of our (initially quite ab... »

Four great artists – and their live interpretations of “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat”

Four great artists – and their live interpretations of “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat”

Having heard the live version, by different artists, of what has become somewhat of a “standard”, namely “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat” it is remarkable how durable this composition has been throughout a rather long time span of jazz and rock history. My first encounter was this melody was the live version by Charles Mingus himself on double bass, at the very beginning of the 1970s. Mr. Mingus – being an ... »

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