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John McLaughlin and Jimmy Herring: Live in San Francisco

John McLaughlin and Jimmy Herring: Live in San Francisco

“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 Jimmy Herring and his band “The Inv... »

New Box Set From Miles & Trane Documents the Final Tour

New Box Set From Miles & Trane Documents the Final Tour

Miles Davis led several seminal groups in jazz history. Although the 1960s quintet with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams gets the most props, the group preceding that influential ensemble featured John Coltrane, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb, who had been playing together since Kind of Blue and were touring regularly throughout Europe. On March 23, Columbia/... »

Forq Announces February USA Tour

Forq Announces February USA Tour

Forq is an instrumental quartet with an aggressive sound and a penchant for sonic exploration. This all-star band based has just completed their third album – Thrēq – which was released on August 4, 2017. Originally founded by keyboardist Henry Hey (David Bowie, Empire of the Sun, Jeff “Tain” Watts) and bassist Michael League (Grammy-winning founder of Snarky Puppy), Forq i... »

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John McLaughlin - Live at Ronnie Scotts

John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension: Live at Ronnie Scotts

“Ronnie Scott’s…” mused the boundary-shattering guitarist John McLaughlin, “…where would I be without them?” The venerable London jazz club and its charismatic namesake gave so much to McLaughlin’s career, the roots of which extend as far back as McLaughlin’s stint as a member of the club’s house band in the 1960s. Since then, his pioneering spirit, instrumental virtuosity, and improvisational fea... »

Victor Wooten Releases “Trypnotyx”, Announces Tour

Victor Wooten Releases “Trypnotyx”, Announces Tour

Victor Wooten’s new album Trypnotyx is now available! Featuring the core trio of Wooten, drummer Dennis Chambers, and saxophonist Bob Franceschini, the record is packed with awesome grooves and musicality. From the unison riffs of “Dc10” to the ethereal melody of “Cruising Altitude” to the gritty title track, the group is firing on all cylinders. They are also joined by vocalist Varijashree Venugo... »

Oz Noy and Ozone Squeeze

Oz Noy and Ozone Squeeze

“There are definitely no rules, set parameters – or formula at all,” explains Ozone Squeeze keyboardist and vocalist Rai Thistlethwayte. “It’s always been an intuitive conversation.” Throughout Ozone Squeeze, the trio makes a virtue of space – bravely letting instruments resonate against spartan backdrops, letting the arrangements breathe. Rai Thistlethwayte, known internationally as front m... »

King Baby: The Big Galoot

King Baby: The Big Galoot

The very name King Baby embodies a certain paradoxical logic, at once playful and perplexing – an unlikely twist of fate with curious results…not unlike the band itself. Quickly rising out of Atlanta’s fertile, diverse music scene, King Baby have assembled a uniquely compelling, invigorating sound from shards of their influences, cemented by their long-standing friendship and fearless willingness ... »

Etienne Mbappe: How Near How Far

Etienne Mbappe: How Near How Far

With a rich, singing tone and an unerring gift for melody, bassist Etienne Mbappé imparts even the most demanding musical contexts with a grace, warmth, and humanity that transcends boundaries, genres, and languages. Whether on a fretted and fretless instrument, in technically rigorous fusion or plaintive song-based settings, Mbappé elevates and enriches the ensemble while leaving his own indelibl... »

Scott Kinsey: Near Life Experience

Scott Kinsey: Near Life Experience

Scott Kinsey (Synthesizer, Piano and Vocoder);Steve Tavaglione (Alto, Tenor and Soprano Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Flute); Seamus Blake (Tenor Saxophone)Judd Miller (Evi) ; Martin Ptak (Trombone); Michael Landau (Electric Guitar); Kirk Fletcher (Electric Guitar); Lalah Hathaway (Vocals); Arto Tunçboyaciyan (Vocals); Jason Joseph (Vocals); Maalem Hamid El Kasri(Vocals); Maalem Hassan Boussou (Vocals... »

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