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Month: September 2017

Victor Wooten Releases “Trypnotyx”, Announces Tour

Victor Wooten Releases “Trypnotyx”, Announces Tour

Victor Wooten’s new album Trypnotyx is now available! Featuring the core trio of Wooten, drummer Dennis Chambers, and saxophonist Bob Franceschini, the record is packed with awesome grooves and musicality. From the unison riffs of “Dc10” to the ethereal melody of “Cruising Altitude” to the gritty title track, the group is firing on all cylinders. They are also joined by vocalist Varijashree Venugo... »

John McLaughlin and Jimmy Herring featured in the new Guitar Player Magazine

John McLaughlin and Jimmy Herring featured in the new Guitar Player Magazine

Meeting of the Spirits cohorts John McLaughlin and Jimmy Herring are on the cover of the latest Guitar Player magazine, on newsstands now. There is a lengthy interview with both guitarists, along with info on gear and influences. You can buy a copy here: https://www.newbayonlinestore.com/products/guitar-player-november-2017 »

Oz Noy and Ozone Squeeze sit in with Jimmy Herring

Oz Noy and Ozone Squeeze sit in with Jimmy Herring

Jimmy Herring and The Invisible Whip were joined by Ozone Squeeze on the classic Miles Davis tune “Black Satin” on Sep 9, 2017 in Boulder, CO at the Fox Theatre. Jimmy Herring, Oz Noy (guitar); Jeff Sipe, Darren Stanley (drums); Jason Crosby (violin); Rai Thistlethwayte (Rhodes); Matt Slocum (Hammond B-3, Clavinet); Kevin Scott (bass). Photo courtesy of Andrea Elledge. »

Jimmy Herring featured on ‘No Guitar is Safe’ Podcast

Jimmy Herring featured on ‘No Guitar is Safe’ Podcast

When it comes to playing music that features epic, improvised guitar solos, it’s hard to name a guitarist who has had a more fulfilling career than Jimmy Herring. From his two current bands (Widespread Panic and his solo band, Jimmy Herring and the Invisible Whip) to his past musical adventures with Col. Bruce Hampton and the Aquarium Rescue Unit, the Allman Brothers Band, and the Dead, Herring ha... »

Gary Husband ‘A Meeting of Spirits’ Album Release

Gary Husband ‘A Meeting of Spirits’ Album Release

Gary’s latest album, and his first for Edition, A Meeting of Spirits is an innovative re-interpretation of the music of legendary guitarist, bandleader and composer John McLaughlin that in many ways demonstrates the totality of Husband’s multifaceted talent. In “…dissecting, reforming and freshly presenting…” the music of the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Husband – a long time collaborat... »

John McLaughlin Receives Honorary Degree at Berklee’s Campus in Valencia, Spain

John McLaughlin Receives Honorary Degree at Berklee’s Campus in Valencia, Spain

Berklee President Roger H. Brown presented an honorary doctor of music degree to legendary guitarist, composer, and pioneering bandleader John McLaughlin on July 10, during the commencement ceremony for the graduate programs at Berklee’s campus in Valencia, Spain. “The role of music is today what it has always been in the past,” he said in his acceptance remarks. “It is the universal language of l... »

John McLaughlin - Live at Ronnie Scotts

John McLaughlin ‘Live at Ronnie Scott’s ‘ Vinyl Release

John McLaughlin Live at Ronnie Scott’s is a single vinyl that features 6 songs from the CD. The music has been completely remastered for this release . It features all the Mahavishnu Orchestra songs that appear on the CD ( Meeting of the Spirits, Vital Transformation, Miles Beyond, Sanctuary) along with Gaza City and Here Come the Jiis. Collectors Edition 180 GM Vinyl. 1000 copies only. Spec... »

John McLaughlin-Jimmy Herring

John McLaughlin and Jimmy Herring to perform in Mexico

On Friday, December 1st, 2017, famed guitarist John McLaughlin will be making his final tour appearance in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico at Riviera Maya Jazz Festival. McLaughlin and his band, the 4th Dimension, will be showcasing the music he wrote for the legendary Mahavishnu Orchestra four decades ago. Guitarist Jimmy Herring who is known for his inspired contributions to Widespread Panic, The Dead,... »

Oz Noy and Ozone Squeeze

Oz Noy and Ozone Squeeze

“There are definitely no rules, set parameters – or formula at all,” explains Ozone Squeeze keyboardist and vocalist Rai Thistlethwayte. “It’s always been an intuitive conversation.” Throughout Ozone Squeeze, the trio makes a virtue of space – bravely letting instruments resonate against spartan backdrops, letting the arrangements breathe. Rai Thistlethwayte, known internationally as front m... »

King Baby: The Big Galoot

King Baby: The Big Galoot

The very name King Baby embodies a certain paradoxical logic, at once playful and perplexing – an unlikely twist of fate with curious results…not unlike the band itself. Quickly rising out of Atlanta’s fertile, diverse music scene, King Baby have assembled a uniquely compelling, invigorating sound from shards of their influences, cemented by their long-standing friendship and fearless willingness ... »

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