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John McLaughlin and Jimmy Herring To Release ‘Live in San Francisco’ on September 21

(Los Angeles, CA) June 19, 2018 “This recording of the final set at the Warfield Theatre brings to full circle the amazing advent of The Mahavishnu Orchestra In 1971, and its renaissance on this night in San Francisco.” mused the boundary-shattering guitarist John McLaughlin. On his farewell tour of America, which was comprised of 25 concerts, John invited one his favorite musicians, guitarist Jim... »

New John Abercrombie Documentary on DVD

New John Abercrombie Documentary on DVD

ECM Records released the documentary Open Land – Meeting John Abercrombie on DVD on June 15 to international audiences. The film, which will be available in the U.S. on Aug. 3, was directed by Arno Oehri and produced by Oliver Primus. Watch the trailer for the film via the player below: Combining and contrasting images and sound, the director is able to achieve a balance between music passag... »

Lost John Coltrane Album to Be Released on June 29th

Lost John Coltrane Album to Be Released on June 29th

On March 6, 1963, John Coltrane and his Classic Quartet — McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones — recorded an entire studio album at the legendary Van Gelder Studios. This music, which features unheard originals, will finally be released 55 years later. This is, in short, the holy grail of jazz. Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album will be released on June 29 on Impulse! Records, Coltran... »

Brian Bromberg Releasing New Album ‘Thicker Than Water’

Brian Bromberg Releasing New Album ‘Thicker Than Water’

“Thicker Than Water is a record I’ve been wanting to make for a very long time,” says the dynamic bass virtuoso Brian Bromberg. “I love the upright bass. It’s where my heart and soul is. My connection with that instrument is unlike anything in my life. I also love the electric bass and really wanted to explore its endless possibilities on this project.” That love of the bass is evident across the ... »

The Music of Cream: 50th Anniversary Tour Announced

The Music of Cream: 50th Anniversary Tour Announced

Malcolm Bruce and Kofi Baker—the respective sons of Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker—have teamed up with Eric Clapton‘s nephew, Will Johns for The Music of Cream: 50th Anniversary Tour. The eight-week, 34-city North American trek will mark 50 years since Cream played their farewell tour of the U.S. in 1968. During the trek, the trio will perform the music of Cream, interspersed with footage of th... »

Paul Gilbert Returns with New Album, ‘Behold Electric Guitar’

Paul Gilbert Returns with New Album, ‘Behold Electric Guitar’

Paul Gilbert has announced a new album, Behold Electric Guitar. Gilbert is releasing the album—his first solo disc since 2015’s I Can Destroy—through PledgeMusic. It is set for release this September. “This is my first venture with PledgeMusic, and it is likely to evolve as the journey continues,” Gilbert said in a statement. “So check back often, to see what is happening. ... »

Show of the Week: Oz Noy Trio (Weckl, Haslip) – 22 Mar 2016 – Shanghai

Show of the Week: Oz Noy Trio (Weckl, Haslip) – 22 Mar 2016 – Shanghai

Oz Noy Trio featuring Dave Weckl & Jimmy Haslip. On Stage, Shanghai, March 22, 2016. Enjoy! #showoftheweek »

Oz Noy Group to Appear at North Sea Jazz Festival

Oz Noy Group to Appear at North Sea Jazz Festival

Oz Noy has a killer lineup appearing at Amsterdam’s North Sea Jazz Festival in July. With Oz this time are Jimmy Haslip (Yellowjackets, Allan Holdsworth) on bass, Scott Kinsey (Tribal Tech) on keys, and Gary Husband (John McLaughlin, Allan Holdsworth) on drums. For more info, visit the festival website. »

Show of the Week: Miles Davis – 7 Feb 1975 – Tokyo

Show of the Week: Miles Davis – 7 Feb 1975 – Tokyo

To honor the recent passing of guitarist Reggie Lucas, we present this Show of the Week from February 7, 1975 at Shinjuku Kohseinenkin Hall, Tokyo, Japan. This was days after the Osaka shows that went on to form the basis of the Pangaea and Agharta official releases. Miles Davis Group: Miles Davis (tpt, org); Sonny Fortune (ss, as, fl); Pete Cosey (g, perc); Reggie Lucas (g); Michael Henderson (el... »

Yes Featuring Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman Have Announced a 50th Anniversary World Tour

Yes Featuring Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman Have Announced a 50th Anniversary World Tour

Yes Featuring Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman have announced a 50th anniversary world tour. The tour—which they’ve dubbed Yes Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman: 100 Show World Tour—begins in June in Warsaw, Poland and features shows in Scandinavia, Germany, the U.K. and North America in 2018, going on to South America, Central and Southern Europe and ending in Japan and the Fa... »

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