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John McLaughlin Nominated for a Grammy

Abstract Logix artist John McLaughlin was nominated today for a Grammy award for his guitar solo on one of the pieces on his latest release, Live at Ronnie Scott’s. The tune Miles Beyond originally appeared on Birds of Fire by Mahavishnu Orchestra in 1973. 2018 Nominees, Improvised jazz solo: “Can’t Remember Why” — Sara Caswell, soloist “Dance of Shiva” — Billy ... »

Wounded Bird Records Releases Remastered Lenny White Albums

Wounded Bird Records Releases Remastered Lenny White Albums

Wounded Bird Records has released two of drummer Lenny White‘s 1970’s solo albums; Venusian Summer and Big City,  newly remastered from the original master tapes. Venusian Summer is one of the very best jazz-fusion albums, and is very impressive for Lenny’s first solo album! Originally released on Nemperor Records, Venusian Summer made the Billboard Music Charts on 1/31/76. Guest... »

John McLaughlin Discusses His Farewell U.S. Tour With Guitar World Magazine

John McLaughlin Discusses His Farewell U.S. Tour With Guitar World Magazine

John sat down with Andy Aledort from Guitar World magazine to discuss the Meeting of the Spirits Tour with Jimmy Herring. Check it out here. Also, check out this performance of Dance of Maya at New York’s Town Hall on November 3, 2017. »

John Petrucci Announces Guitar Universe 2.0

John Petrucci Announces Guitar Universe 2.0

Dreamcatcher Events, Guitar World and Guitar Player magazines are proud to present John Petrucci’s Guitar Universe 2.0! Taking place August 6 – 10, 2018 at Glen Cove Mansion in Glen Cove, NY, the event will feature Petrucci, Guthrie Govan, Tosin Abasi, Tony MacAlpine, Rusty Cooley, Andy James, Jason Richardson and Jon Finn leading clinics and workshops, along with special guest Al Di Meola. ... »

Win Tickets to See The Meeting of the Spirits in San Francisco

Win Tickets to See The Meeting of the Spirits in San Francisco

The Meeting of the Spirits Tour is perhaps the guitar event of the year as it brings together John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension, Jimmy Herring and the Invisible Whip, plus an encore set featuring an amalgamation of both ensembles playing Mahavishnu Orchestra music. McLaughlin and Herring spoke about the tour for Guitar Player’s November cover feature. We’ll have free copies of that issue, cour... »

Eric Johnson Releases ‘Collage’

Eric Johnson Releases ‘Collage’

Collage features five original songs and five interpretations of songs by other artists who are among Eric Johnson‘s major inspirations: Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, B.B. King, and the instrumental surf-rock group The Ventures. The variety of both material and the musical modes found on Collage underscores how Eric, best known as one of the most virtuosic guitar players on the p... »

Blue Note Announces First of Exclusive Box Sets: ‘Peace, Love & Fishing’

Blue Note Announces First of Exclusive Box Sets: ‘Peace, Love & Fishing’

The Blue Note label has announced the first installment in the Blue Note Review, a “stunning new biannual, limited-edition, luxury box set subscription series,” according to an official press release. Limited to 1,500 sets, the collectible box runs $200 and is only available to order at bluenotereview.com. Each volume in the series will include a collection of new music from the label’s current ar... »

ECM Records Releasing Entire Catalog to Streaming Outlets

ECM Records Releasing Entire Catalog to Streaming Outlets

Big news for fans of Keith Jarrett, Pat Metheny, John Abercrombie, Vijay Iyer, and countless other jazz, contemporary classical, and New Age artists: The ECM Records catalog is coming to Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, and other major streaming services. Previously, the Munich-based label had remained a holdout against streaming. Now, ECM has announced that, under a new distribution deal with Univers... »

Mark Egan Set to Release the Shakti-like ‘Dreaming Spirits’

Mark Egan Set to Release the Shakti-like ‘Dreaming Spirits’

Dreaming Spirits is a world jazz group led by Grammy Award winning bassist Mark Egan and tabla player/percussionist Arjun Bruggeman and special guest guitarist Shane Theriot. This audiophile-quality recording, set for release on January 19, 2018, will feature 14 original instrumental compositions for a total of 70 plus minutes exploring multi-dimensional ambient grooves and masterful improvisation... »

Bill Frisell Receives Honorary Degree and Is Subject of Film

Bill Frisell Receives Honorary Degree and Is Subject of Film

Last month, Bill Frisell, along with Michael Gibbs, was awarded an honorary doctor of music degree by Berklee College of Music during a concert celebrating Gibbs’ 80th birthday. The concert reunited Gibbs with Frisell, his student at Berklee in the 1970s, and with his longtime friend and former Berklee classmate Gary Burton. In addition, Frisell is the subject of a new documentary by filmmaker Emm... »

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