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John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension announce Spring European Tour

John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension announce Spring European Tour

Legendary guitarist John McLaughlin has announced a European Spring Tour with his 4th Dimension band. Gary Husband on Keyboards, Ranjit Barot on Drums, and Etienne Mbappe on the bass. The tour will kick off in Munich, Germany on April 11 and will end in Berlin on April 30, 2019. This is the first tour that John is embarking with his band after his North America Farewell tour in 2017 with Jimmy Her... »

Oz Noy’s BoogaLooga Loo Hotwires  Boogaloo meets Bitches brew , a mix of Boogaloo and electric jazz with hints of R&B.

Oz Noy’s BoogaLooga Loo Hotwires Boogaloo meets Bitches brew , a mix of Boogaloo and electric jazz with hints of R&B.

Available on March 15, 2019 all-star new album to be followed by month-long U.S. tour New York guitar phenom Oz Noy is that rare artist — one who has cultivated his own distinct voice within the context of classic structures. His latest album, BoogaLooga Loo reawakens timeless Boogaloo meets Jazz meets R&B grooves with Noy’s extended, unpredictable harmonic sensibility, stinging phrasing... »

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... »

Jeff Beck US Tour Set to Begin

Jeff Beck US Tour Set to Begin

JEFF BECK is set to embark on a 6-week U.S. tour this summer including seven solo shows, in addition to the previously announced “Stars Align Tour,” with Paul Rodgers and Ann Wilson of Heart. Joining BECK on this year’s outing will be long-time collaborators, Vinnie Colaiuta (drums) and Jimmy Hall (vocals) as well as touring partner, Rhonda Smith (bass) and newcomer, cellist Vanessa Freebairn-Smit... »

Show of the Week: Jimmy Herring & the Invisible Whip

Show of the Week: Jimmy Herring & the Invisible Whip

Show of the Week: Jimmy Herring & the Invisible Whip – Los Angeles, 9 Dec 2017 This week we feature most of Jimmy Herring‘s set at UCLA Royce Hall, Los Angeles, CA, when he opened for John McLaughlin on the final concert of The Meeting of the Spirits Tour on December 9, 2017. The virtuoso jam guitarist with The Invisible Whip perform The Allman Brothers Band’s Les Brers in A ... »

Vai, Wylde, Malmsteen, Bettencourt, & Abasi Announce ‘Generation Axe’ Tour

Vai, Wylde, Malmsteen, Bettencourt, & Abasi Announce ‘Generation Axe’ Tour

Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi are teaming up again for the Generation Axe tour. The Generation Axe tour will hit the United States this fall. You can see the full itinerary of the tour below. “The Generation Axe show is a unique performance of five fiercely talented guitar players coming together to create a 6-string extravaganza that is sure to am... »

John Coltrane Earns Highest-Charting Album Ever on Billboard 200 With ‘The Lost Album’

John Coltrane Earns Highest-Charting Album Ever on Billboard 200 With ‘The Lost Album’

51 years after his death in 1967, jazz icon John Coltrane earns his first top 40-charting album on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart and his fourth No. 1 on the Jazz Albums tally (both dated July 14) with his newly discovered set Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album. The album, which Coltrane originally recorded in 1963 with his Classic Quartet, debuts with 22,000 equivalent album units earned ... »

Frank Zappa’s Chunga’s Revenge to Return to Vinyl

Frank Zappa’s Chunga’s Revenge to Return to Vinyl

Zappa Records will reissue Frank Zappa‘s 1970 album, Chunga’s Revenge, for the first time in over three decades on July 20, as part of the Zappa Family Trust and UMe’s ongoing initiative to restore the iconoclast’s iconic catalog. Chunga’s Revenge was one of three albums that the highly prolific composer-musician released in 1970, following Burnt Weeny Sandwich and We... »

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