• Gary Willis and Tim Lefebvre Clinics at Bass Player LIVE!

    October 24, 2014   By Ablx Staff

    Tedeschi Trucks Band and Wayne Krantz bassist Tim Lefebvre, who is featured on the cover of Bass Player Magazine's November 2014 issue, will be presenting a clinic at Bass Player LIVE! on Sunday, November 9 (time to be announced). Also joining the ever-expanding list of ap ...

  • Google Promotes Music with New Ad Units, Demotes Piracy in Search

    October 24, 2014   By Ablx Staff

    Rightsholders have accused Google of promoting piracy since the dawn of search. The online giant's efforts to end the practice have been frustratingly incremental. But they took several steps forward with some significant announcements over the last few days that include downgr ...

  • Allman Brothers Band Winds Down 45-Year Career with Final Shows in New York

    October 22, 2014   By Ablx Staff

    The Allman Brothers Band are wrapping up their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame career with six shows at the Beacon Theatre which began last night and will run through Tuesday, Oct. 28. This year, the band’s 45th anniversary, has been tumultuous. In January, guitarists Derek T ...

  • Steve Hackett Announces Genesis Extended Tour

    October 22, 2014   By Ablx Staff

    Steve Hackett will soon return to North America for the last leg of his highly successful Genesis Extended tour, a continuation of the 2013/2014 Genesis Revisited II World Tour. The set list features all Genesis material and the performances include a specially-designed light show. ...

  • Tim Hauser Passes at 72

    October 20, 2014   By Ablx Staff

    Tim Hauser, the founder and singer of the Grammy-winning vocal troupe The Manhattan Transfer, died Thursday from cardiac arrest, band representative JoAnn Geffen said Friday. He was 72. Hauser founded Manhattan Transfer, who released their debut album in the early 1970s and la ...

  • Herbie Hancock to launch speaking tour in support of "Possibilities"

    October 15, 2014   By Ablx Staff

    Herbie will hit the road in October and early November for a series of live discussions about his memoir, "Possibilities," which becomes available October 23rd. THU, OCT 23rd Boston Book Festival Boston, MA TUE, OCT 28th Barnes & Noble New York, NY ...

  • Released Today: "Circuit Rider" Feat. Ron Miles, Bill Frisell And Brian Blade

    October 14, 2014   By Ablx Staff

    Cornetist Ron Miles leads guitarist Bill Frisell and drummer Brian Blade in Circuit Rider, the group’s second album. A logical evolution from the Trio’s debut album Quiver (2012), Circuit Rider epitomizes Miles’ signature lyricism, deceptively simple yet fiendishl ...

  • Willie Oteri - New Shrunken Head Shop Recording Sessions

    October 13, 2014   By sue short

    WD-41 (Willie Oteri and Dave Laczko) have confirmed new recording sessions will begin October 24th for a second Shrunken Head Shop album with Willie Oteri - guitar and Dave Laczko - trumpet of WD-41 teaming again with German musicians Schroeder on drums, Sylvia Oelkrug - violin, Jan ...

  • Bass Guitar Virtuoso Jeff Berlin To Tour Europe Fall 2014

    October 13, 2014   By Ablx Staff

    Much to the excitement of European music fans, bass legend Jeff Berlin will be touring Europe with his trio beginning mid-October! Jeff Berlin is internationally regarded as a legend, considered one of the greatest bass players in the world. The late Jaco Pastorius regarded Berlin ...

  • NPR, JALC and WBGO Launch “Jazz Night in America”

    October 13, 2014   By Ablx Staff

    NPR Music, Jazz at Lincoln Center and radio station WBGO have teamed to create what’s described in a press release as “the next generation of jazz programming in public radio: Jazz Night in America.” The new initiative premieres today at JazzNight and a radio show ...

  • Abigail Washburn and Béla Fleck Release Debut Album

    October 10, 2014   By Ablx Staff

    Abigail Washburn and Béla Fleck have been trading banjo riffs since 2005, when both joined the left-field folk band Sparrow Quartet. Now, after a decade of shared gigs and five years of marriage, the two have announced plans for their first album as a duo. Béla F ...

  • Genesis Documentary To Premiere On Friday

    October 09, 2014   By Ablx Staff

    This Friday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT Showtime will air the U.S. premiere of Genesis: Sum Of The Parts, a new documentary put together by the BBC that features interviews with the members of the 1971-1975 lineup. The BBC reunited Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, Steve Hack ...

  • Wayne Shorter Documentary Project Nears Completion

    October 08, 2014   By Ablx Staff

    Last year, the ever-youthful saxophone legend Wayne Shorter was the humble subject of multiple tributes and special events surrounding his 80th birthday. One of the projects that’s still in progress is Zero Gravity, an ambitious documentary on Shorter, whose legacy and influe ...

  • Jazz Foundation of America to Honor Herbie Hancock

    October 08, 2014   By Ablx Staff

    Quincy Jones’ Jazz Foundation of America will honor Herbie Hancock at the 13th annual “A Great Night in Harlem” on Oct. 24, at New York’s Apollo Theater. Scheduled performers and presenters include Jones, Bruce Willis, Chaka Khan, Jorge Luis Pacheco, the Hea ...

  • Nguyen Le Celebrates Pink Floyd with the NDR Big Band

    October 07, 2014   By Ablx Staff

    March, 1973... A quartet known for its psychedelic inclinations delivered a fortress of an album: The Dark Side of The Moon was a musical UFO featuring the most advanced technology of the period, a stratospheric record which mirrored society and our errant human ways. Pink ...

  • New Jaco Pastorius Anthology Due This Month

    October 07, 2014   By Ablx Staff

    Legendary bassist Jaco Pastorius will be featured on Anthology: The Warner Bros. Years, a new two-disc compilation due on October 14 via Rhino Records. The compilation focuses on tunes Jaco recorded between 1980 and 1982. While most of the collection's 22 songs were select ...

  • Jeff Beck to release DVD-Blue Ray from Japan Concert

    October 06, 2014   By Ablx Staff

    On November 24, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release new live concert footage by Jeff Beck. Live In Tokyo will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats. The show, which was filmed April 9 at the Tokyo Dome City Hall in Japan, features Beck with his new band performing s ...

  • Guitarists Eric Johnson and Mike Stern Collaborate on 'Eclectic"

    October 03, 2014   By Ablx Staff

    What do you get when you combine two bona-fide guitar heroes in their respective genres — and then have them go toe-to-toe with each other? You get Eclectic, a new album by blues/jazz/rocker Eric Johnson and jazz master Mike Stern. Recorded at Johnson’s studio in A ...

  • Talking Gear and 'Juice' with John Scofield

    September 29, 2014   By Ablx Staff

    He’s played with jazz legends from the past and jam heroes of today; he’s burrowed into the roots of bebop and blazed new territory in the world of funk; he’s a fearless soloist as well as a cool cat to have on your team. His name is John Scofield — and ...

  • A Copyright Attorney on the Ramifications of the SiriusXM Legal Defeat

    September 26, 2014   By Ablx Staff

    Score one for the musicians: a California Federal Court Judge delivered a legal earthquake in the music industry by declaring that Flo & Eddie of the Turtles prevail on the issue of the public performance of their pre-1972 sound recordings in their legal action against SiriusXM ...

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