Interviews

  • Enoch Lee's Finish Line Interview & Review

    October 29, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    To call Enoch Lee a musician would be selling him short. With two music degrees under his belt Lee is taking on the world as a true artist who happens to operate through the medium of music. Through his hours of education and practice he has discovered, music spans much ...

  • Chris Beckers Navigation Review and Interview

    October 23, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    From the Netherlands, guitarist Chris Beckers is versatile and many-sided within the music industry. The guitarist has been playing for several decades, is the founder of his own record label CrisCrazz, and has invested into his own studio Beau Garage. Beckers’ most recent re ...

  • Peter Fernandes Discusses His Latest Release Q.E.D.

    August 26, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    Q.E.D. is packed with amazing guest musicians that make the album a real treat to listen to. How did getting all these musicians together come about? This was definitely a process, and not exactly planned from the beginning.  In other words, I didn't really set out to ...

  • Mark Egan Discusses What Went Into Creating About Now

    June 12, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    Composer and bassist Mark Egan returns in 2014 with a more introspective album called About Now. The album features a trio made of Danny Gottlieb, Mitchel Forman, and of course Mark Egan. Egan took some time to discuss what went into the making of About Now, his gear, and his ...

  • Jonas Hellborg: Defining The Jazz Raj

    February 22, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    Maestro composer, bassist and engineer Jonas Hellborg is back in 2014 with what he says is his best album yet aptly called The Jazz Raj, an exceptional musical statement with Indian undertones featuring Swedish Guitarist Mattias Eklundh and Indian Drum Phenom Ranjit Barot who ...

  • Ken Talve discusses his album Out of The Blue

    July 11, 2013   By Ablx Staff


    Ken Talve's second album is called Out of the Blue. This 2 disc album offers all original material mixng jazz, rock, and blues. The power trio's agressive album is harmonically rich, holds catchy melodies, and is a must for any guitarist. Below Ken Talve talks a bit abou ...

  • Jeff Richman on Big Wheels

    July 05, 2013   By Ablx Staff


    35 years of experience, 17 albums, a Berklee College of Music education, and Jimmy Haslip in the producer's chair. There was no way Jeff Richman's newest album Big Wheel could be anything but spectacular. The album opens with a funky groove that never lets up for the re ...

  • Gerald Gradwohl talks about Big Land

    July 05, 2013   By Ablx Staff


    "A strong Rock’N Roll attitude mixed with Jazz harmony to fierce discharging jazz rock storms." This is how Gerald Gradwohl describes the music style of his band. On his new album Big Land his core band is made of Kirk Covington on drum of Tribal Tech fame, Har ...

  • An Interview with Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya

    May 27, 2013   By Ablx Staff


    Debashish Bhattacharya started learning Indian music from his parents before he learned the alphabet. In his childhood he mastered many Indian classical instrumental styles as well as vocal music. As a performer, Debashish gave his first guitar recital at the age of four on the All ...

  • Richard Hallebeek Interview

    April 10, 2013   By Ablx Staff


    Dutch guitarist Richard Hallebeek has created a guitar player’s dream. His album The Richard Hallebeek Project II (RHPII), brings together 8 all star musicians, all playing with Hallebeek over his brilliant compositions. Guest include Greg Howe, Eric Gales, Alex Machacek, Gut ...

  • Tribal Tech Bassist Gary Wills Interview

    February 05, 2013   By Ablx Staff


    Bassist Gary Willis who co-founded Tribal Tech is undoubtedly one of the most prolific bass players of this generation. For his upcoming record Retro,  Gary Willis returns to his jazz roots.His new trio features the incredible Gergo Borlai on drums and the acclaimed Catalan pi ...

  • John McLaughlin and The 4th Dimension Live in Oslo, Norway, November 20 and 21, 2012

    December 01, 2012   By Viggo Hasseltvedt

      John McLaughlin and The 4th Dimension played two concerts (both sold out in advance) at Nasjonal Jazzscene in Oslo on November 20 and 21. The concert´s first number was Guitar Love from the new album, Now Here This followed by Little Miss Valley and Abbaji dedicated t ...

  • Alex Machacek's FAT

    September 10, 2012   By Ablx Staff


    In anticipation for the release of Alex Machacek’s new studio album FAT (Fabulous Austrian Trio), Alex took some time to answer a few questions about his album, music, and his playing. Neal Shaw: Your new record FAT features Raphael Preuschl and Herbert Pirker, who were b ...

  • Oz Noy Interview

    July 05, 2012   By Neal Shaw


    Oz Noy is a guitar player that blends rock, jazz, blues, and funk into his own unique style that stands out from the fusion world. A staple at the Bitter End in New York City, Oz has five solo releases to his name. The lastest of which is titled Twisted ...

  • Gary Husband Interview

    June 04, 2012   By Neal Shaw


    Since his first commercial release with Allan Holdsworth in 1982, very few musicians have racked up such a diverse list of collaborations as Gary Husband. Husband, a multi-instrumentalist on piano and drums, is a producer, arranger and composer in several genres and styles. His lat ...

  • Tribal Tech's Scott Henderson sits down with Ian Patterson

    April 10, 2012   By Ian Patterson


    No band has done more to promote the good name of fusion music these last twenty five years than Tribal Tech. Formed by guitarist Scott Henderson and bassist Gary Willis in 1984, Tribal Tech emerged from the slipstream of Weather Report - who would disband shortly after - and over ...

  • Ney Mello: Pioneering the Development of High Speed Pick Technique

    April 02, 2012   By Ablx Staff


    Interview by Glenn Martin, Co-founder and Director of curriculum development and implementation at The School of Music, Rockville MD, USA http://www.theschoolofmusic.net/ Georgetown, Washington DC, is a one of kind place where politics abound and history fills each corner. It&r ...

  • Michael Landau Organic Interview

    March 01, 2012   By Ablx Staff


    What can you say much about the amazing Michael Landau, a guitar player that is probably one of the most recorded guys I know of. Although he has been one of the hottest session players in the musical planet, Michael is absolutely a giant as a solo artist. He has ...

  • John McLaughlin, Zakir Hussain and Shakti: The Palestine Concert

    February 26, 2012   By Ian Patterson


    Though far removed from the occupied Palestinian territories, the Akha people of South East Asia have a saying about music that strikes a universal note; a village without music is not a village. Back in the 1930s and 1940s there was a Palestine Philharmonic but now it’s call ...

  • Jeff Richman Interview : The Line Up

    October 13, 2011   By Richard Murray


    Guitarist Jeff Richman’s latest album The Line Up has him reuniting with his bandmates from Chatterbox - Richman’s 2005 project which combined elements of west coast jazz with a more jam-oriented focus. Featuring Dean Taba on bass, Joel Taylor on drums, and Mitch Forman ...


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