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Oz Noy: Who Gives a Funk

Oz Noy: Who Gives a Funk

Internationally acclaimed Israeli guitarist and composer Oz Noy follows his provocative two-volume exploration and reinvention of his blues roots (Twisted Blues) with Who Gives a Funk – a examination of classic funk and R&B grooves, spiked with his uniquely unhinged improvisational instincts. “Simple, funky music – but soulful,” is how Noy describes it, while acknowledging that simple is not s... »

Alex Machacek’s Fabulous Austrian Trio: Living the Dream

Alex Machacek’s Fabulous Austrian Trio: Living the Dream

Living the Dream is the second chapter of FAT – next-generation guitar modernist Alex Machacek’s Fabulous Austrian Trio, featuring bassist Raphael Preuschl and drummer Herbert Pirker. With the sensitive touch of a jazz guitarist, the intervallic ingenuity and harmonic density of a post-serialist composer, and a seemingly endless capacity for improvisational empathy, Machecek has been turning heads... »

John McLaughlin: Black Light

John McLaughlin: Black Light

Black Light includes 8 original McLaughlin compositions, including a heartfelt homage to his departed colleague, collaborator, and friend Paco De Lucia – with whom McLaughlin had intended to compose an album’s worth of new material just before De Lucia’s untimely passing. McLaughlin has returned to acoustic guitar for a tribute to his friend, entitled “El Hombre Que Sabia” and brings forth from th... »

Gary Willis: Larger Than Life

Gary Willis: Larger Than Life

Gary Willis, one of the world’s leading bassists, has delivered his fifth album Larger Than Life—a delicious collection of fusion-funk for the twenty-first century. Joining Willis on this set of twelve tracks are Gergo Borlai on drums, long-time Tribal Tech band mate Scott Kinsey on keyboards, Steve Tavaglione on saxes and EWI, Claudia Bardagí on voice and Llibert Fortuny on tenor sax and voice. A... »

Wayne Krantz: Good Piranha/Bad Piranha

Wayne Krantz: Good Piranha/Bad Piranha

Known globally for his uncompromising musical vision, staggering virtuosity and deep reserves of soul, Wayne Krantz is one of very few modern guitarists to venture beyond the instrument’s limitations and create an identifiably original style and sound. Good Piranha/Bad Piranha is his full-throttle double-take on four contemporary pop and hip-hop songs, from which he plunders the textural, rhythmic... »

Oz Noy Trio: Asian Twistz

Oz Noy Trio: Asian Twistz

Oz Noy Trio, featuring Dave Weckl (Drums), Etienne Mbappe (Bass) Acclaimed Israeli-born, New York-based guitarist and composer Oz Noy strains against boundaries, creating intuitive, fluid sonic art suspended somewhere between blues anguish, rock power, and the rich harmonic density of jazz. Available via Abstract Logix, the live Asian Twistz may just be the purest distillation of his vision yet. A... »

Gary Husband: Dirty and Beautiful Vol 1 (Remixed and Remastered Edition with 4 Bonus Cuts)

Gary Husband: Dirty and Beautiful Vol 1 (Remixed and Remastered Edition with 4 Bonus Cuts)

“It’s been a real pleasure to revisit this album, open up all the multitracks and completely remix the material. Actually, two of the more understated tracks remain nearly the same – namely the Mark King jam and the solo keyboard piece – but aside aside from those it’s all a very different affair to what you know on our first edition. You’ll even experience a little more of our (initially quite ab... »

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John McLaughlin: On The Path To The One

JOHN MCLAUGHLIN: ON THE PATH TO THE ONE One night during the 2009 Five Peace Band tour, John McLaughlin is in the midst of his first solo of the evening. At a peak of inspiration, he starts quoting on his guitar the chant John Coltrane vocalizes on his seminal “A Love Supreme”. However, he does this at the same time the band has started slowing down to end his solo. Rhythmically, McLaughlin’s phra... »

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