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  • King Crimson: Ready to Release a New Studio Album?

    January 29, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    Things have been busy in the King Crimson camp. First, the group launched last year's comeback tour in the U.S., during which they recorded Live at the Orpheum, released earlier this month. Now King Crimson bassist Tony Levin says more music and a new studio album could be ...

  • Billy Cobham's Spectrum 40 Band Set for Berks Jazz Fest Concert

    January 26, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    For over 30 years, Billy Cobham has received international acclaim as the consummate drummer. With his matchless, dazzling, ambidextrous skills, Cobham has applied the same insistent fervor to his long list of monumental achievements. The 25th annual Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest ...

  • Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea Announce Joint Tour

    January 23, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea will tour together for the first time since 1978. The pianists will perform a number of dates in the United States and Canada beginning March 14 in Seattle, before heading to Europe in July for a handful of shows. They will also play in Asia, ...

  • All-Star Group to Celebrate Miles Davis' Late '60's Albums

    January 20, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    Next Tuesday Jan 27th an all-star cast will visit the music and techniques of the Miles Davis albums Bitches Brew, Jack Johnson, Live Evil, On The Corner & Big Fun at Blue Whale in Los Angeles. It's a big band of innovators with the venue itself as part of the ...

  • Sco-Mule Announce US Tour Dates

    January 14, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    Gov't Mule and John Scofield's long-awaited live album, Sco-Mule, will be released January 27. Sco-Mule is a two-and-a-half-hour instrumental jazz-rock hybrid, and it is the most anticipated Mule archival release in the band's vault. The recording dates back to Sep ...

  • Drum heroes heading to Ronnie Scott's in 2015

    January 12, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    A host of top drumming stars will head to London's iconic Ronnie Scott's club in 2015. Billy Cobham will be at Ronnie's for a week-long residency from 23 to 28 February, with Mark King and Michael Lindrup of Level 42 appearing as part of the show on 28 February. Ti ...

  • Jam with Matt Garrison in Brooklyn

    January 09, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    Matt Garrison’s Brooklyn performance space, Shapeshifter Lab, is now hosting a weekly Wednesday night jam session, with free admission to all. One of New York City’s most dynamic music venues and a hot spot for new and established bass talent, the Lab can now be your la ...

  • U.S. DOT Issues Final Rule Regarding Air Travel with Musical Instruments

    January 08, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    The U.S. Department of Transportation recently handed down a ruling that will allow guitarists to bring their treasured instrument with them onboard the plane instead of being forced the check your axe and possibly have it destroyed. For more, see: http://www.dot.gov/aircons ...

  • Ryan Cavanaugh exits Soulgrass

    January 06, 2015   By Ablx Staff


    Jazz and progressive 5 string banjo player Ryan Cavanaugh has announced his exit from Bill Evans' Soulgrass, a hybrid effort by noted sax man Evans to blend funk, jazz and bluegrass grooves. A statement from Ryan: “After 9 years, over 25 countries, and thousands ...

  • Hammond Organ Announces "Riff Off" Contest

    December 30, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    Hammond Organ’s online HTV YouTube channel has announced the launch of the “Hammond Riff Off,” which the company describes in a press release as “where musicians everywhere can enter videos of their best riffs played on a Hammond instrument” to win pri ...

  • Nels Cline & Julian Lage embark on their first-ever US west coast tour

    December 29, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    Nels Cline & Julian Lage embark on their first-ever US west coast tour next month. Watch the duo perform "Blues Too" below. Jan 13 The Royal Room (Early Show) w/ Julian Lage Seattle, WA Jan 13 The Royal Room (Late Show) w/ Julian Lage Seattle, W ...

  • SFJAZZ to Honor Joni Mitchell at May Gala

    December 29, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    San Francisco’s SFJAZZ has announced that it will honor Joni Mitchell with a lifetime achievement award at its annual gala on May 8. The singer-songwriter will be recognized “for her artistic vision and contributions to modern music,” according to a oppress releas ...

  • NAMM Bass Bash with Gary Willis and Victor Wooten January 22-23 in Anaheim

    December 23, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    Toné Wellington, the manager of bassist/educator Anthony Wellington, has taken over the annual NAMM Bass Bash at JT Schmid’s in Anaheim, California, for two nights of blistering bottom end, on January 22 and 23. The free admission event features Wojtek Pilichowski and ...

  • Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn to Broadcast Holiday Concert from Home

    December 22, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    On Tuesday, December 23 at 7:30pm EST, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn will be broadcasting a live duo performance from their living room in Nashville in support of one of their favorite charities, Stand for Children. The hour-plus show will be streaming here at concert ...

  • Wayne Krantz Announces 2015 Tour Dates

    December 19, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    On the heels of Ronnie Scott's sold-out London show last month, guitar maverick Wayne Krantz announces upcoming dates for his U.S. tour set to begin February 11th in Nashville, TN and run through April 4nd in Indianapolis. The tour includes a month of dates in Asia with stops i ...

  • Celebrating Charlie Haden

    December 16, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    On Tuesday, January 13, 2015, the family and friends of the late bassist Charlie Haden will gather for a memorial concert and celebration of his life. The show, which will begin at 7 p.m., will take place at Town Hall in New York City. Among the many performers and speakers at ...

  • New Coltrane Documentary In the Works

    December 15, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    A new authorized documentary of John Coltrane, targeted for theatrical release in late 2015/early 2016, will be written and directed by filmmaker John Scheinfeld (The U.S. vs. John Lennon and Who Is Harry Nilsson [and Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him?]). The film is being c ...

  • 5th Annual Alternative Guitar Summit Set for NYC in February

    December 11, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    Guitarist and composer Joel Harrison has announced the fifth annual Alternative Guitar Summit, which will take place at Shapeshifter Lab in Brooklyn (Feb. 4), and Rockwood Music Hall in Manhattan (Feb. 6-8). This year’s lineup includes Lee Ranaldo, Liberty Ellman, David Gilmo ...

  • Guitarist Mark Papagno releases "X"

    December 10, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    Baltimore-based guitarist Mark Papagno has been performing and composing for 30 years while working in various aspects of the music industry. In recent years, Mark has worked with Joshua Davis, Todd Harrison, Frank Russo and Max Murray, and Chip Lucas. Mark enlisted the ...

  • JazzCity Presents a Chicago Celebration of Elvin Jones

    December 09, 2014   By Ablx Staff


    On December 12, at 7pm, a gathering of Chicago greats will come together to pay tribute to drummer Elvin Jones. The final performance in the 2014 JazzCity schedule is free and open to the public and will take place at Austin Town Hall Park on 5610 W. Lake Street. As was ...


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