• Legacy Recordings Set to Release Weather Report: The Legendary Live Tapes: 1978-1981

    November 20, 2015   By Ablx Staff

    A New 4 Disc Box Set Premiering A Wealth of Previously Unreleased Live Material Performed by the Revolutionary Electronic Jazz-Rock Ensemble from 1978-1981   NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is ...

  • Hadrien Feraud Teases New Solo Album

    November 19, 2015   By Ablx Staff

    Hadrien Feraud has released a teaser of his next album, entitled Born in the 80s. The nearly five-minute preview features clips of several tracks blending jazz fusion, R&B, hip-hop, and soul. While the bassist’s playing will always shine through, the show of diversity and ...

  • Dr. Lonnie Smith Returns to Blue Note After 45 Years

    November 16, 2015   By Ablx Staff

    Dr. Lonnie Smith will release his first Blue Note album in 45 years, Evolution, on Jan. 29. The Hammond B-3 organist previously recorded for the label in the late 1960s, first as a sideman with saxophonist Lou Donaldson on albums including Alligator Bogaloo and then as a leader wit ...

  • ECM to Release John Abercrombie Box Set

    November 13, 2015   By Ablx Staff

    ECM Records will release a three-CD John Abercrombie box set, The First Quartet, featuring the guitarist’s recordings from 1978 to 1980 with Richie Beirach (piano), George Mraz (double bass) and Peter Donald (drums). Th set is part of ECM’s Old & New Masters series, ...

  • Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy “Rhythm of Light” Tour Returns to US This Month

    November 12, 2015   By Ablx Staff

    Carl Palmer, among the most renowned drummers in rock history and a founding member of both ELP and Asia, is returning to the United States for the final leg of the Rhythm of Light Tour. The tour features his popular ELP Legacy band and will also highlight his collection of ...

  • Rudresh Mahanthappa Named United States Artists Fellow

    November 12, 2015   By Ablx Staff

    Rudresh Mahanthappa, the 44-year-old alto saxophonist and composer, has been named one of 37 new United States Artists Fellows, an honor that comes with an unrestricted $50,000 cash award. USA is one of the largest grant-making organizations in the country, providing support to cre ...

  • New Orleans Legend Allen Toussaint Dies at 77

    November 10, 2015   By Ablx Staff

    Songwriter, producer, arranger and musician Allen Toussaint, one of the most influential artists in New Orleans music for more than 50 years, died this morning in Madrid, Spain. Toussaint, whose family confirmed his death, suffered a heart attack in his Madrid hotel following a per ...

  • Steve Vai and Others Join Benefit for Tony MacAlpine

    November 10, 2015   By Ablx Staff

    Guitar legends Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde and John 5, along with drum powerhouse Mike Portnoy, bass icon Billy Sheehan and keyboard phenomenon Derek Sherinian are joining forces to play a benefit concert for guitar and keyboard virtuoso Tony MacAlpine, who was recently diagnosed with co ...

  • Hear "Temporal Landrons," Suhy, Silvergold & Alvarado's Tribute to Shawn Lane and EJ

    November 05, 2015   By Ablx Staff

    Composer and bandleader Ray Suhy assembled a powerhouse jazz rock fusion trio consisting of Suhy on guitar, 16-year-old Alex Silvergold on drums and Rolando Alvarado on bass. The trio got together at Lakehouse Recording Studios in Asbury Park, New Jersey. A conversation about their ...

  • Holdsworth Live Show to be Webcast 21 November

    November 04, 2015   By Ablx Staff

    Live broadcast alert: Allan Holdsworth Band featuring Jimmy Haslip on bass and Virgil Donati on drums. Live streaming from Jazziz Nightlife, Boca Raton, Florida, November 21, 2015, 8pm sharp EST. A very rare occasion to see the ultimate guitar maestro live in action. For more info: ...

  • Bass Guru Announces Mark Egan Fretless Lesson Series

    November 03, 2015   By Ablx Staff

    To help celebrate the reissue of his signature Pedulla 5-string, Grammy-winning bassist, Mark Egan, developed and recorded a six-part fretless bass lesson series now available in the Bass Guru app. Each pack includes six to eight lessons and a video preview of the lessons that are ...

  • Victor Bailey Battles Muscular Dystrophy

    November 03, 2015   By Ablx Staff

    For the past 25 years bass legend, member of Weather Report, educator, and solo artist Victor Bailey has been battling a form of muscular dystrophy called Charcot Marie Tooth disease. In recent months the disease has been limiting the mobility in Bailey's legs and has now sprea ...

  • Stanton Moore's Third-Annual “Spirit of New Orleans” Drum Camp Announced

    November 03, 2015   By Ablx Staff

    Grammy award-winning drumming superstar, author, and instructional DVD creator Stanton Moore (Galactic) hosts his Third Annual “Spirit of New Orleans” Drum Camp, December 11–13, 2015 at Parlor Studios located at 605 Ninth St, New Orleans, LA 70115. Produced by MUS ...

  • Stanley Clarke to Play 2-Week Residency at Blue Note

    October 30, 2015   By Ablx Staff

    Bassist Stanley Clarke will lead a two-week residency at New York’s Blue Note beginning Nov. 3. The dates and lineups are as follows: Stanley Clarke Band November 3 - 8, 12 & 13 Stanley Clarke, Lenny White & George Cables Trio November 10 & 11 S ...

  • Joe Satriani Announces Additional 2016 "Surfing to Shockwave" Tour Dates

    October 30, 2015   By Ablx Staff

    As we announced last month, Joe Satriani will launch his “Surfing to Shockwave” 2016 tour February 25 in Seattle, Washington. Today, however, Satriani announced several additional dates in the East coast, Midwest and Canada, continuing the tour through April 24 in ...

  • Stu Hamm Announces Winter Tour Dates

    October 26, 2015   By Ablx Staff

    Having stunned audiences across the world with his innovative playing, STU HAMM has made a name as the go-to bass player for the world’s great musicians. Time spent playing with Steve Vai and Joe Satriani has cemented his place among the greats and gave HAMM the platform to d ...

  • Stanley Clarke, Biréli Lagrène & Jean-Luc Ponty to Release Album

    October 22, 2015   By Ablx Staff

    Violinist Jean-Luc Ponty, bassist Stanley Clarke, and guitarist Biréli Lagrène will release a trio recording, D-STRINGZ, Nov. 6 on Impulse! Records. The trio's origins, according to a press release, date back to 2012 “when French jazz impresario and the disc ...

  • Zappa's ROXY: THE MOVIE To Finally Be Released - Pre-Order Now!

    October 19, 2015   By Ablx Staff

    The long-awaited film from 1973 is just around the corner! Pre-Order your copy now of the DVD + CD package. ...

  • Esperanza Spalding To Launch European Tour

    October 19, 2015   By Ablx Staff

    Bassist-singer Esperanza Spalding will bring her new musical/theatrical production, Emily’s D+Evolution, to late-night television on Oct. 22 with an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. She will unveil her new song “One.” This performance will be broadcast from t ...

  • Keith Jarrett added to EFG London Jazz Festival

    October 16, 2015   By Ablx Staff

    EFG London Jazz Festival have announced pianist Keith Jarrett as an addition to this year’s line-up on Friday November 20 at London's Royal Festival Hall. Recognised as one of the most creative and uncompromising musicians of our time, Jarrett returns in this, his 70 ...

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