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... »

Alex Machacek

Alex Machacek’s FAT

In anticipation for the release of Alex Machacek’s new studio album FAT (Fabulous Austrian Trio), Alex took some time to answer a few questions about his album, music, and his playing. Neal Shaw: Your new record FAT features Raphael Preuschl and Herbert Pirker, who were both on [Sic]. How did you meet up with them again to record the latest record? Alex Machacek: I teach at a jazz seminar every su... »

Oz Noy

Oz Noy Interview

Oz Noy is a guitar player that blends rock, jazz, blues, and funk into his own unique style that stands out from the fusion world. A staple at the Bitter End in New York City, Oz has five solo releases to his name. The lastest of which is titled Twisted Blues Vol. 1. The album displays his ability to take the blues and jazz, and create something distinctive and fresh, but preserve the familiarity ... »

Gary Husband

Gary Husband Interview

Since his first commercial release with Allan Holdsworth in 1982, very few musicians have racked up such a diverse list of collaborations as Gary Husband. Husband, a multi-instrumentalist on piano and drums, is a producer, arranger and composer in several genres and styles. His latest solo releases Dirty & Beautiful vol. 1 and 2 showcase his array of talent with support from Allan Holdsworth, ... »

Michael Landau

Michael Landau Interview

Michael Landau is easily one of the most widely respected guitarists in the world. An intense player with a fiery blues-meets-jazz style, his highly charged playing and mastery of killer guitar tones has made him a legend in the guitar community for years. As a first-call session musician and sideman, Landau has appeared on thousands of recordings, and shared the stage with Joni Mitchell, James Ta... »


Prasanna: Transformative Potential

Indian guitarist Prasanna’s career has focused on extending and expanding the possibilities of the electric guitar. He’s renowned for his singular ability to perform traditional Indian classical Carnatic music on the instrument, including the complex intervallic elements demanded by its microtonal nature. To date, he’s released 11 albums of Carnatic material, as well as three albums of original co... »

Barry Cleveland

Barry Cleveland Interview

For more than 20 years Barry Cleveland has been scouring the sonic terrain of electric guitar. With a mix of progressive and psychedelic rock, ambient, experimental, funk, and various other influences combined with unorthodox playing techniques and an affinity for texturing, Cleveland’s releases have rarely invited pigeonholing. When he isn’t spending time as a key contributor to Guitar Player mag... »

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