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  • Chick Corea Wins Best Latin Jazz Album at Latin Grammys

    November 21, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    Paco de Lucia, the renowned flamenco guitarist who passed away Feb. 25, won the Latin Grammys’ Album of the Year award last night for his Canción Andaluza. Other wonners included Marc Anthony’s 3.0 for Best Salsa Album, Jorge Drexler’s Bailar En La Cueva fo ...

  • Ravi Coltrane to Perform “A Love Supreme” in San Francisco

    November 20, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane will perform A Love Supreme, the groundbreaking work created by his late father John Coltrane in December 1964, at San Francisco’s SFJAZZ Center on Dec. 13. The first show, at 7:30 p.m., is nearly sold out and the venue has now added a second perform ...

  • Stanley Clarke Scholarship Finals Concert - Sunday, Nov. 23

    November 19, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    The Stanley Clarke Band and five of Musicians Institute's most talented students will perform a free show this Sunday, Nov. 23rd at 8 pm at the MI Concert Hall in Hollywood for the prestigious annual Stanley Clarke Scholarship Finals Concert. A panel of high-profile music indus ...

  • BBC to Feature Jack Bruce Documentary Online for 30 Days

    November 18, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    A statement from Jack's family: "When Jack's album Silver Rails was released, the Deluxe Edition featured a DVD 'Jack Bruce - The Making of Silver Rails' directed by Jack's daughter Kyla Simone Bruce. The BBC have decided to feature the documentary onl ...

  • Joni Mitchell Curates Four-Disc Collection Featuring 53 Newly Remastered Songs

    November 17, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    Joni Mitchell’s new four-disc boxed set LOVE HAS MANY FACES: A QUARTET, A BALLET, WAITING TO BE DANCED was first conceived as the music to a ballet about love. But after spending 18 months trying to distill everything she’d written about love—and the lack of it&md ...

  • Blue Note to Open Latin and World Music Venue in NYC

    November 13, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    Blue Note Entertainment Group has announced that it will open a new Latin and world music venue, Subrosa, in New York City's Meatpacking District. The venue's grand opening will follow in December. Subrosa is described in a press release as “an intimate, eclectic ...

  • Dirty Loops World Tour Dates

    November 12, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    Every once in a while a band comes around that defies definition, a band so inimitable in its approach to music that it turns a genre on its head and leaves one wondering, “WHAT WAS THAT?!” Well, that’s exactly what Sweden’s best kept secret, Dirty Loops, ha ...

  • Check Out Matthias "IA" Eklundh in Freak Kitchen's Video for "Freak of the Week"

    November 12, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    Swedish trio FREAK KITCHEN are back with Cooking with Pagans, their eighth and most frantic album to date. The album was released on September 16th via Laser's Edge. Thanks to a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign, bringing in almost $150,000, a very ambitious animated ...

  • Dweezil Zappa Begins Work on New Solo Album - See Behind the Scenes!

    November 11, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    A Note from Dweezil: Hello Everyone, I'm excited to announce that today I am officially "breaking ground" on my new album. I begin in the studio today with engineer co-producer Joe Baressi (Queens Of The Stone Age, Tool) recording the basic tracks for my first ...

  • Eric Johnson & Mike Stern Tour Dates Announced

    November 10, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    It's a match made in guitar heaven. Eric Johnson and Mike Stern kicked off their U.S. tour last week in support of their new release, Eclectic, on the same day the album debuted at #1 on the Contemporary Jazz Album Chart. West Coast dates have just been announced. Below is ...

  • Jazz & Blues Photo Exhibit Opens in NYC

    November 07, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    Jazz & Blues: A Legacy Of American Music Photography, a new exhibit, opens today at New York’s Morrison Hotel Gallery Soho, located at 116 Prince Street. The show is curated by MHG co-owner and co-founder Peter Blachley and longtime MHG sales director and in-house curator ...

  • Jack Bruce Tribute at BASS PLAYER LIVE!

    November 07, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    Bass Player LIVE! — the ultimate gear-clinics-and-hang-with-stars event for bassists and lovers of bass guitar — is THIS weekend, November 8 and 9, at S.I.R. Studios on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, CA. To honor the late bass legend Jack Bruce, BPL! has just added a f ...

  • A REAL MONSTER MOVIE : THE OFFICIAL SHAWN LANE DOCUMENTARY

    November 05, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    This is the only documentary that will bring you the true story of THE MEMPHIS MONSTER, behind the scenes and in front of the stage. You'll also hear the impact he had on players who are at the top of their game today. It's a documentary about soaring triumphs on the ...

  • Stanton Moore’s Second-Annual “Spirit of New Orleans” Drum Camp Set for December 5–7

    November 04, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    Grammy award–winning drummer Stanton Moore (Galactic) has announced that his second-annual “Spirit of New Orleans” drum camp will take place December 5–7 at the historic Old US Mint in New Orleans’ legendary French Quarter. Produced by MUSO Entertainme ...

  • Chad Smith Joins Laswell, Batiste In 'The Process'

    November 03, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    The Process is a movie that was never released and became a recording instead. It's a set from legendary bassist-producer Bill Laswell, legendary Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and young visionary pianist Jon Batiste that is described as "avant-funk, African styl ...

  • Bill Frisell Announces 'Space Age' Tour Dates

    October 31, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    With his new album Guitar in the Space Age!, Frisell goes back to the music that first sparked his imagination. "There's something about being the age I'm at now," he says. "I turned 63 this past spring, and after playing for more than 50 years, it just feels ...

  • “Jaco” Documentary to Get Sneak Peek at Mill Valley Film Festival

    October 29, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    Robert Trujillo is hosting a “work-in-progress screening” of his Jaco documentary next month at the Mill Valley Film Festival. The film, which has been in production since 2012, is described as one capturing “the story of his restless, indestructible spirit” ...

  • ACT Releases "Michael Wollny Trio: Weltentraum Live" Featuring Tim Lefebvre

    October 27, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    German pianist Michael Wollny's recent album "Weltentraum" garnered acknowledgement from the national and international critics (including a cover story in "Jazzwise" (UK) and four stars in the legendary US magazine "Downbeat"), and it was also his ...

  • Jack Bruce 1943 - 2014, RIP

    October 27, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    The great Jack Bruce, has passed away, announced by his family on his website of a liver disease. The world found out about him in the 1960s as the bassist and lead vocalist for the hugely successful rock group Cream along side Ginger Baker and Eric Clapton. The magic and ...

  • 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 ...


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