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Month: January 2018

Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers And Ann Wilson Announce ‘Stars Align Tour’

Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers And Ann Wilson Announce ‘Stars Align Tour’

Iconic rock musicians Jeff Beck and Paul Rodgers announced they will join forces for the “Stars Align Tour”, their co-headlining summer outing with Ann Wilson of HEART. Produced by Live Nation, the outing kicks off July 18 in West Valley City, Utah, and will stop in cities across the U.S. and Canada including Los Angeles, Dallas, St. Louis, Chicago, Toronto, Tampa, and more. The full l... »

John McLaughlin Wins a Grammy!

John McLaughlin Wins a Grammy!

Thank you everyone! John McLaughlin wins a Grammy for Best Improvised Jazz Solo for “Miles Beyond” from Live at Ronnie Scotts – John McLaughlin & the 4th Dimension (Abstract Logix 2017) (Los Angeles, CA) January 29, 2018  —  Last night brought John McLaughlin his second Grammy win, his first as a Solo Artist.    Presented yesterday at the 60th Annual Grammy® Awards, JOH... »

‘Frank Zappa: The Roxy Performances’ 7-CD Box Set Due Feb 2

‘Frank Zappa: The Roxy Performances’ 7-CD Box Set Due Feb 2

Zappa Records presents The Roxy Performances, a 7-Disc Box Set that contains the MOTHERLODE of all things Roxy. All 4 public shows from December 9 & 10 1973, remixed in 2016 and presented in their entirety for the first time. Also included is the soundcheck from December 8th and bonus content that features rehearsal nuggets and unreleased tracks along with highlights from the recording session... »

‘Detroit Rising’ Release to Celebrate Funkadelic

‘Detroit Rising’ Release to Celebrate Funkadelic

DETROIT RISING: A COSMIC JAZZ FUNK ADVENTURE, an unprecedented project created by universally respected musicians, including current and original members of the archetypal funk band Parliament-Funkadelic, is going to bring a new style of funk to audiences this spring. The hybrid jazz-funk and R&B-flavored album, set for release Friday, March 30 via Down Jazz Records, is a collaboration between... »

New Box Set From Miles & Trane Documents the Final Tour

New Box Set From Miles & Trane Documents the Final Tour

Miles Davis led several seminal groups in jazz history. Although the 1960s quintet with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams gets the most props, the group preceding that influential ensemble featured John Coltrane, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb, who had been playing together since Kind of Blue and were touring regularly throughout Europe. On March 23, Columbia/... »

All-Star John Abercrombie Tribute Coming to Brooklyn in March

All-Star John Abercrombie Tribute Coming to Brooklyn in March

On Monday, March 26, an all-star assemblage of John Abercrombie ’s collaborators, friends and admirers will perform a concert in tribute to the late guitarist in Brooklyn. Held at the performing-arts venue Roulette, the show will feature drummers Jack DeJohnette, Joey Baron and Adam Nussbaum; guitarists Nels Cline, Bill Frisell, Ralph Towner and John Scofield; pianist Marc Copland; violinist Mark ... »

Chick Corea and Steve Gadd Release ‘Chinese Butterfly’

Chick Corea and Steve Gadd Release ‘Chinese Butterfly’

Fifty-year musical partnerships are rare. But the bond between keyboard virtuoso Chick Corea and master drummer Steve Gadd is legendary: five decades after they first met, Corea and Gadd are making some of the most vital, adventurous music they’ve ever created. Barn-storming funk-based workouts, dazzling and intimate lyrical excursions and Spanish-hearted improvisations set a new standard for no-b... »

Peter Erskine Returns with the Dr. Um Band

Peter Erskine Returns with the Dr. Um Band

On Call is the 3rd album (and a 2-CD set, no less) by Peter Erskine & The Dr. Um Band, a double-CD package with six studio and five ‘live’ tracks, featuring keyboardist/arranger John Beasley, saxophonist Bob Sheppard, bass phenom Benjamin Shepherd and legendary drummer Peter Erskine. Release date is March 16, 2018. With an album cover that recalls Weather Report‘s ‘Nigh... »

Watch Oteil & Friends Live from Brooklyn Bowl

Watch Oteil & Friends Live from Brooklyn Bowl

Watch Oteil & Friends w/ Melvin Seals, Scott Metzger, John Kadlecik, Jay Lane, Weedie Braimah, and Alfreda Gerald live from Brooklyn Bowl on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, courtesy of Brooklyn Bowl and Relix magazine.. The band takes the stage at 18:30 into the webcast video. Two-time Grammy winning bassist Oteil Burbridge has been in the music business touring and recording for over three decades... »

Hear Oz Noy ‘s Interview with Slickster Magazine

Hear Oz Noy ‘s Interview with Slickster Magazine

While on tour back in September, Abstract Logix artist Oz Noy gave an interview to Slickster Magazine. He discusses influences, the genesis of his new project Ozone Squeeze, and more. Click here to check it out. »

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