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New Jimi Hendrix Album of Unreleased Music Set for Release

New Jimi Hendrix Album of Unreleased Music Set for Release

The final installment in a trilogy of albums compiling unreleased music from Jimi Hendrix, Both Sides of the Sky, is set for release on March 9 via Sony’s Legacy Recordings, in a partnership with Experience Hendrix, who also helmed the previous two records in the series, 2010’s Valleys of Neptune and 2013’s People, Hell and Angels. The new album gathers 10 previously unreleased recordings from the... »

Quincy Jones’s Qwest TV Takes Concerts and Films Digital & Online

Quincy Jones’s Qwest TV Takes Concerts and Films Digital & Online

Like Netflix for jazz… that’s how one BBC personality put it, when introducing Qwest TV, an online library of concert videos and feature documentaries, most of them unavailable on YouTube or any other streaming site. When it goes live on Dec. 15, Qwest will feature 50 videos, most from 30 to 90 minutes long. Check out the website here. “You remember 10 percent of what you hear and 30 p... »

Tedeschi Trucks Band Share New Live Recording of Neil Young’s “Alabama”

Tedeschi Trucks Band Share New Live Recording of Neil Young’s “Alabama”

Tedeschi Trucks Band have shared a new live track, a cover of Neil Young’s “Alabama,” taken from their recent show at The Fox Theater in Oakland, CA. The band began covering the tune during their last fall tour leg of this year, and now the members are preparing to work on a new album to follow up last year’s Let Me Get By, which allowed them to mix the live track from last month’s Oakland show. L... »

Steve Winwood Announces 2018 US Tour Dates

Steve Winwood Announces 2018 US Tour Dates

Multi-instrumentalist Steve Winwood is heading back to the U.S. for a three-week tour early in 2018. Winwood and his band will make stops across the Midwest and East Coast between February 22 and March 15. The tour begins at the Chicago Theatre on Chicago February 22. From there, Winwood brings the tour to Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Detroit, St. Louis, Kansas City, Tulsa, Salinas and Cleveland. The E... »

Track By Track: Oteil Burbridge’s ‘Water in the Desert’

Track By Track: Oteil Burbridge’s ‘Water in the Desert’

Relix magazine has a new piece on Oteil Burbridge‘s new ablum, Water in the Desert. Entitled ‘Track by Track’, Oteil tells Dean Budnick the backstory behind each of the album’s tracks. You can check it out here. »

Updated: John McLaughlin to Auction PRS Double Neck Guitar for Charity

Updated: John McLaughlin to Auction PRS Double Neck Guitar for Charity

The custom double neck guitar made for John McLaughlin by Paul Reed Smith Guitars, used by John on the Meeting of the Spirits tour, will be auctioned off to the highest bidder, with the auction starting today and running until December 10. All proceeds will benefit Music Heals, providing therapy for children and adults in Ramallah. Here is a message from John: For my farewell tour of the US, Paul ... »

Happy Birthday, Jaco!

Happy Birthday, Jaco!

Celebrate Jaco Pastorius‘ birthday with this video of a full trio concert, featuring Alphonse Mouzon (drums) and Albert Mangelsdorff (trombone). Live in Berlin, 1976 Tracklisting: 1) Foreign Fun 2) Accidental Meeting 3) Zores Mores 4) Trilogue 5) Portrait Of Tracy 6) Trio Song 7) Ant Steps on an Elephant’s Toe Featured photo above by Claus Eckert/Sony Legacy »

More ‘Meeting of the Spirits Tour’ Reviews From the Road

More ‘Meeting of the Spirits Tour’ Reviews From the Road

Our friends at All About Jazz offer this review of the show in Ann Arbor, Michigan. MusicFestNews has a write-up with details about the show at the Florida Theatre in Jacksonville. Here’s a version of “Meeting of the Spirits” from the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, DC on November 11, 2017. »

“This Is The Way I Do It” Instructional DVDs Available Again

“This Is The Way I Do It” Instructional DVDs Available Again

Once more available is the fantastic 3-DVD box set from John McLaughlin, “This Is The Way I Do It“. This highly-rated instructional set offers multiple camera angles, play-along scores, and a progressive outline of concepts for study. Click the ‘Buy Now’ button above to view the box set at John’s merch store. »

Human Element Announces Plans to Tour Europe and Release New Album

Human Element Announces Plans to Tour Europe and Release New Album

Human Element is a collective of some of the finest musicians in the world, including keyboardist Scott Kinsey, bassist Matthew Garrison, percussionist-vocalist Arto Tunçboyaciyan and drummer Gary Novak, who have individually performed and recorded with the likes of music giants Herbie Hancock, Joe Zawinul, Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola, Meshell Ndegeocello, Sting, John Scofield, Snark... »

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