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  • Ginger Baker first album in 16 years

    July 23, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    LEGENDARY DRUMMER GINGER BAKER’S FIRST NEW ALBUM IN 16 YEARS, WHY?, TO BE RELEASED JUNE 24 BY MOTEMA MUSIC Ginger Baker was once considered the musician least likely to survive the ‘60s. And yet, in 2014, he finds himself on the ascent. The award-winning 201 ...

  • Bassist-Composer Mark Egan Showcase his Fretless Voice on About Now

    April 22, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    Over the past 30 years, Mark Egan’s ability to groove, perfectly complement the music in any situation and solo expressively has made him one of the most in-demand bass players on the international music scene. While racking up credits with the likes of the Pat Metheny Group, ...

  • An Eulogy for Paco De Lucia from John McLaughlin

    February 27, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    Paco was a real man. Real in the sense of true; to himself, to his music and to everyone else. A man in that he was passionate, but had true compassion and deep understanding of the human condition. All this was revealed in his music and in his marvelous guitar ...

  • John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension: The Boston Record

    February 23, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    Lineup: John McLaughlin, Gary Husband, Etienne Mbappe & Ranjit Barot During the summer of 2013, guitar legend John McLaughlin and his trailblazing band The 4th Dimension – Gary Husband on keyboards and drums, Etienne Mbappe on bass, and Ranjit Barot on drums and vocal ...

  • John McLaughlin announces Asia Tour in 2014

    January 28, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    Guitar Legend John McLaughlin will be touring Asia for the first time in 5 years, and this time with his current and longest standing band-The 4th Dimension, featuring multi-instrumentalist Gary Husbandon Piano and drums, bassist 'extra-ordinaire' Etienne M'Bappe, ...

  • Pat Metheny Unity Group: Kin ** Releasing Feb 4, 2014

    January 10, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    Releasing Feb 4, 2014 Pat Metheny, Chris Potter, Antonio Sanchez, Ben Williams Jimmy Katz In 2012, for the first time since 1980, guitarist Pat Metheny recorded with a band that highlighted tenor saxophone. Unity Band, which went on to win Metheny his 20th Gr ...

  • Gary Husband & Alex Machacek new album "Now"

    January 10, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    Gary Husband (Piano); Alex Machacek (Electric and Acoustic Guitar) Gary Husband and Alex Machacek have co-created an amazing piece of modern music which goes beyond categories with “Now”. The compositions and forms that they have made to expand and improvise with are adventurous ...

  • Derek Trucks & Warren Haynes to Depart Allman Brothers Band at End of 2014

    January 09, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    At the end of 2014, Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes will depart the Allman Brothers Band. Here is a joint statement from the two guitarists: "For 25 years and 15 years respectively, we've had the honor and pleasure of playing, living, learning, and traveling with the Al ...

  • The Ringers Announces 2014 U.S. Tour

    November 06, 2013   By Ablx Staff


    Jimmy Herring, Wayne Krantz, Michael Landu, Gary Novak & Etienne Mbappe join together to form "The Ringers" Tour Hits Florida, Nashville, Atlanta, DC, Philly, NY and more… Playing Sunshine Music Festival and Handful of Shows with moe. (Los Angeles) Th ...

  • The Ringers Kick off their second tour at the Sunshine Music & Blues Festival

    October 03, 2013   By Ablx Staff


    The Ringers are at it again! The fusion super group consisting of Michael Landau, Waye Krantz, Jimmy Herring, Keith Carlock, and Etienne Mbappe are hitting the road again after their five show, east coast tour last year. The band will kick off their new string of shows in Flordia a ...

  • Drumming Icon Steve Gadd Leads All-Star Crew on "Gadditude"

    September 09, 2013   By Ablx Staff


    "The happiest result of my moderate success is and has been the company of these, my musical brothers. To have them play my music is a great joy and an honor, no lie, and I thank my lucky stars. 'Gadditude' is consensus co-arrangement, as only true masters of the art ...

  • Volto! Announced US Tour and New Album

    July 18, 2013   By Ablx Staff


    VOLTO! ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR DATES – INCLUDING FIRST-EVER FESTIVAL ON AUGUST 3RD Jam Fusion Band Features Danny Carey (Tool), John Ziegler (Bubbatron) and Lance Morrison (Alanis Morrissette, Don Henley) Debut Album – Incitare – Available at iTunes o ...

  • The Aristocrats Announce New Album And Tour

    May 30, 2013   By Ablx Staff


    THE ARISTOCRATS, the white-hot rock/fusion instrumental virtuoso power trio featuring celebrated musicians Guthrie Govan (guitar), Bryan Beller (bass) and Marco Minnemann (drums), will release their new album, Culture Clash, on July 16, 2013 via BOING Music. Culture Clash will be s ...

  • Ray Russell's new album

    May 07, 2013   By Ablx Staff


    Press Release: A bona fide guitar hero in his native England, Ray Russell bridges musical worlds on Now, More Than Ever , his potent debut on the Abstract Logix label. Russell’s latest release comes seven years after his last studio recording, Goodbye, Svengali , the innovative ...

  • John McLaughlin announces Summer Tour in USA

    March 11, 2013   By Ablx Staff


    (Los Angeles, CA) - World-renowned guitarist John McLaughlin, announces his first U.S. tour in three years, set for this June. The tour will begin June 11th in Durham, NC and will hit Asheville, DC, Bethlehem, Boston and a 3-night stand in New York City at the Blue Note before endi ...

  • Walter Kolosky Radio Interview

    January 25, 2013   By Ablx Staff

    Abstract Logix author Walter Kolosky will be on Randy Allar's "The Fusion Show" at www.wcsb.org Friday to discuss his updated Mahavishnu Orchestra eBook and other things. Randy's show is celebrating its 29th year on the air! Listen at the website, or if you are in ...

  • Wayne Shorter to celebrate his 80th Birthday with new album

    January 17, 2013   By Ablx Staff


    LEGENDARY SAXOPHONIST & COMPOSER WAYNE SHORTER RETURNS TO BLUE NOTE RECORDS AFTER 43 YEARS WITH FEB. 5 RELEASE OF HIS NEW QUARTET ALBUM WITHOUT A NET The legendary jazz saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter has re-signed to Blue Note Records, and will release his fir ...

  • Claude Nobs, Montreux Jazz Festival founder R.I.P

    January 11, 2013   By Ablx Staff


    Claude Nobbs, the founder of Montreux Jazz Festival passed away on 10th January, a statement on the festival's website said. The festival, which takes place on the shores of Lake Geneva, has featured the likes of Miles Davis, John McLaughlin, Chick Corea and just about every grea ...

  • Steve Lukather announces new album: "Transition"

    January 10, 2013   By Ablx Staff


    “‘Transition’ is a turning point for the album and a turning point for me,” Steve Lukather explains. “As we were writing the songs, I was thinking about everything I’ve seen — all the people I’ve lost in my life, the great and the ...

  • Bassist Gary Willis announces new album

    January 08, 2013   By Ablx Staff


    Bassist-composer Gary Willis Goes Retro on New Trio Album Abstract Logix Release Due Out in February Los Angeles: One of the most formidable fretless electric bassists in the post-Jaco Pastorius era, Texas native and current Barcelona resident Gary Willis joins ...


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