• 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Chick Corea releases "Portraits", a 2-CD solo piano masterpiece

    September 26, 2014   By Ablx Staff

    PRESS RELEASE: JAZZ LEGEND CHICK COREA CONTINUES HIS INNOVATIVE TRADITION WITH A GENRE-SHATTERING 2-CD SOLO PIANO RELEASE Solo Piano: Portraits features Corea classics, music from Thelonious Monk, Stevie Wonder, Béla Bartók and much more, as well as improvisation ...

  • Tedeschi Trucks Band with Guests Taj Mahal and Jerry Douglas

    September 23, 2014   By Ablx Staff

    Check out this mind-blowing footage of the Tedeschi Trucks Band--led by Taj Mahal and joined by Jerry Douglas on dobro--as they shed the song "Leavin' Trunk" prior to their concert at NYC's famed Beacon Theatre on September 19, 2014. Video courtesy of tedeschitruc ...

  • Flying Colors (featuring Steve Morse) to release new album

    September 23, 2014   By Ablx Staff

    Flying Colors will stage three appearances in North America to celebrate the release of the band's second studio album Second Nature. The quintet will perform on October 2nd in Los Angeles at the James Armstrong Theater, the 3rd in Chicago at the Arcada Theater and then in Phil ...

  • Mandolin U.Shrinivas passes away at age of 45

    September 19, 2014   By Ablx Staff

    It is with deep sadness that Abstract Logix confirms the passing of the master, Mandolin U Srinivas in Chennai, India earlier today following a brief illness. Born Feb 28, 1969 in Palakolu, Andhra Pradesh, Shrinivas was a child prodigy turned master musician. He picked up ...

  • Four-CD Miles & Coltrane Live Set Due Dec. 2

    September 18, 2014   By Ablx Staff

    A four-CD box set of live recordings of the Miles Davis Quintet, featuring Miles Davis and John Coltrane, will be released on Dec. 2. The music is culled from Davis’ tour of Europe during the spring of 1960, which marked the end of his five-year association with Coltrane. Tra ...

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