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Wayne Krantz

A Chat with Wayne Krantz

By Mike Jacobs In musician circles, Wayne Krantz is something of an icon. Having come on the scene in the latter 80’s, he was already making a splash in guitar circles when he retreated from outside influence to build a style that was all his own. Emerging with a sound and technique that was as formidable as it was unique, he soon shook loose from the control of major record labels and went totall... »

Jimmy Haslip

Jimmy Haslip Interview- The Zen of Bass

It was just the other day, during a casual conversation  with guitarist Jimmy Herring, I asked him that which bass players come to your mind who you would like to play with, and the first name that came out his mouth was Jimmy Haslip. He continued to say how musical and sublime Haslip was in situations that he had heard him. When you ask  session and touring musicians, everyone wants to have Hasli... »

Mike Seal- One of a Kind

Mike Seal- One of a Kind

“Mike Seal is a rare type of musician, a one of a kind. His notes are treated with inflection and love for the universal language. Not only that, he’s a consummate professional and caring, considerate human being. He keeps me on my toes musically.”- Jeff Sipe It must be almost ten years ago that I went to see Jeff Sipe perform in Raleigh with two young cats, one of them was guitarist M... »

Oz Noy goes BoogaLoo with his new release

Oz Noy goes BoogaLoo with his new release

Oz Noy is a very unique voice in guitar who brings great writing, infectious sensibilities and mind-bending chops rarely heard in a mix together. A New Yorker now for over two decades, Oz won Guitar Player Magazine Readers Poll for “Best guitar riff on a record” (2007), “Best new talent” (2008), and “Best out there guitar player” (2013). With several acclaimed records under his belt, Oz Noy is alr... »

In Memory of two gentle giants, Mandolin U.Shrinivas and Shawn Lane

In Memory of two gentle giants, Mandolin U.Shrinivas and Shawn Lane

news I have been very blessed in life to meet some truly remarkable people, and some of them are musicians. Among those musicians, a select few have left this planet with a body of work that is so rich and deep that it requires a lot of time, attention, and dedication to fully appreciate their genius. They were never pop stars or household names; they never had chart-topping hits or thousands of p... »

Guitarist Oz Noy goes another direction with Ozone Squeeze and great songs

Guitarist Oz Noy goes another direction with Ozone Squeeze and great songs

What happens musically with an  unconventional yet a stellar meeting of the minds with the super talented Australian singer and keyboardist Rai Thistlethwayte (Knower, Thirsty Merc) , New York’s very own electric Jazz-Blues plectorist Oz Noy and Atlanta based drummer Darren Stanley ( Col.Bruce Hampton, Jimmy Herring) ? Its called Ozone Squeeze and is one of music’s hottest new bands to... »

Who is Rai Thistlethwayte and why he is a badass (Ozone Squeeze and Knower)

Who is Rai Thistlethwayte and why he is a badass (Ozone Squeeze and Knower)

Rai Thistlethwayte is one of those rare talents among a breed of forward thinking young musicians who are constantly evolving and are in pursuit of Whats Next. But,  what is remarkable about Australian born multi-instrumentalist is his wide encompassing umbrella of  musical abilities. It is so rare to hear someone who treats the legacy of soul, pop, jazz, electronic and rock idioms with an uncanny... »

Kevin Scott

Bassist Kevin Scott- Holding it down with Jimmy Herring, Wayne Krantz, Forq and King Baby

“His time, the energy, the creativity, the soul.” – Wayne Krantz “Kevin is family! He’s that rare kind of musician who always plays to the song and loves all kinds of music.”- Jimmy Herring   Kevin Scott is one of the unspoken captains of this brand new ship brimming with young musical guns from the South, among them- Darren Stanley, Matt Slocum, Mike Seal,... »

Interview with the Founder & CEO of Abstract Logix

Interview with the Founder & CEO of Abstract Logix

Fresh off a tour with the 2018 Grammy award-winning guitarist John McLaughlin, Souvik Dutta, CEO of Abstract Logix, gives us a behind the scenes look at the jazz legend’s historic American Farewell Tour & we discuss Steem-powered music. You can read the piece here. »

Wayne Krantz Interview – A Guitarist’s Guitarist

Wayne Krantz Interview – A Guitarist’s Guitarist

Alan Bryson of Talking2Musicians fame has posted an interview done a few years back with Abstract Logix stalwart Wayne Krantz. Check it out at: https://steemit.com/music/@roused/wayne-krantz-interview-a-guitarist-s-guitarist Steemit is an exciting new platform for musicians & music lovers. »

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