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Peter Fernandes Releases Q.E.D.

Peter Fernandes Discusses His Latest Release Q.E.D.

Q.E.D. is packed with amazing guest musicians that make the album a real treat to listen to. How did getting all these musicians together come about? This was definitely a process, and not exactly planned from the beginning.  In other words, I didn’t really set out to make a power players album, though I guess that’s how it ended up.  There were some tracks that I had specific players ... »

Mark Egan

Mark Egan Discusses What Went Into Creating About Now

Composer and bassist Mark Egan returns in 2014 with a more introspective album called About Now. The album features a trio made of Danny Gottlieb, Mitchel Forman, and of course Mark Egan. Egan took some time to discuss what went into the making of About Now, his gear, and his experience at the University of Miami. Abstract Logix: You have played with Danny Gottlieb on many projects, but how did th... »

Jonas Hellborg

Jonas Hellborg: Defining The Jazz Raj

Maestro composer, bassist and engineer Jonas Hellborg is back in 2014 with what he says is his best album yet aptly called The Jazz Raj, an exceptional musical statement with Indian undertones featuring Swedish Guitarist Mattias Eklundh and Indian Drum Phenom Ranjit Barot who has been making international news for the past few years as the drummer for John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension. Not jus... »

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 inspiring Impro Fu... »

Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya

An Interview with Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya

Debashish Bhattacharya started learning Indian music from his parents before he learned the alphabet. In his childhood he mastered many Indian classical instrumental styles as well as vocal music. As a performer, Debashish gave his first guitar recital at the age of four on the All India Radio, and in a public concert. In his twenties, he evolved a unique style of playing guitar, synthesizing sele... »

Richard Hallebeek

Richard Hallebeek Interview

Dutch guitarist Richard Hallebeek has created a guitar player’s dream. His album The Richard Hallebeek Project II (RHPII), brings together 8 all star musicians, all playing with Hallebeek over his brilliant compositions. Guest include Greg Howe, Eric Gales, Alex Machacek, Guthrie Govan, Randy Brecker, Kiko Loureiro, Jose De Castro, Andy Timmons, Sebastiaan Cornelissen, Fran Vollink, Lanlle Larsson... »

Gary Wills

Tribal Tech Bassist Gary Wills Interview

Bassist Gary Willis who co-founded Tribal Tech is undoubtedly one of the most prolific bass players of this generation. For his upcoming record Retro,  Gary Willis returns to his jazz roots.His new trio features the incredible Gergo Borlai on drums and the acclaimed Catalan pianist Albert Bover on keyboards. A mix of vintage Jazz with the energetic twist that Willis always brings as well as a melo... »

The 4th Dimension

John McLaughlin and The 4th Dimension Live in Oslo, Norway, November 20 and 21, 2012

John McLaughlin and The 4th Dimension played two concerts (both sold out in advance) at Nasjonal Jazzscene in Oslo on November 20 and 21. The concert´s first number was Guitar Love from the new album, Now Here This followed by Little Miss Valley and Abbaji dedicated to the father of Zakir Hussain in Shakti, the late and great tabla player Allah Raka. In the middle of this number The One Truth Band... »

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