• Herbie Hancock Added to “Jaco’s World” Concert in Hollywood

    July 06, 2015   By Ablx Staff

    Herbie Hancock will join a line-up of special guests for Jaco's World, and host the evening at the Hollywood Bowl on Aug. 12, the promoters of the event have announced. According to a press release, “Celebrating the late, visionary bass pioneer Jaco Pastorius, the concert ...

  • Montreux Goes Live

    July 02, 2015   By Ablx Staff

    The Montreux Jazz Festival is bringing itself to the world again this year. Since 2014, the Festival has made it possible to watch the Montreux Jazz Lab concerts live from its website. The Montreux Jazz Lab stage is dedicated to a prolific new generation of artists that deserve att ...

  • Blue Note Jazz Clubs to Open in Beijing and Hawaii

    June 30, 2015   By Ablx Staff

    The Blue Note Entertainment Group has announced the impending opening of new Blue Note Jazz Club venues in Beijing and Hawaii. The organization already owns, operates and licenses 10 music venues worldwide, including the Blue Note Jazz Clubs in New York, Japan and Milan. Blue ...

  • Yes bass guitarist Chris Squire dies aged 67

    June 29, 2015   By Ablx Staff

    Chris Squire, the bass guitarist and co-founder of 1970s British progressive rock band Yes, has died at the age of 67, his bandmates have said. Current Yes keyboardist Geoffrey Downes tweeted: "Utterly devastated beyond words to have to report the sad news of the passing ...

  • Study with Billy Cobham, Dave Weckl and Steve Holmes in New York's Finger Lakes!

    June 25, 2015   By Ablx Staff

    Drumming takes you on an amazing journey. Now there’s a way to take your journey further. Come experience Rhythm Retreat®—an exclusive getaway for those passionate about drumming. IMMERSE YOURSELF AT OUR NEXT EVENT IN NEW YORK'S FAMED FINGER LAKES, WIT ...

  • Jennifer Batten 2015 Seminars Teach "Self-Empowerment for the Modern Musician"

    June 24, 2015   By Ablx Staff

    Starting this July, Jennifer Batten — one of the most creative, forward thinking, and shred-tastic guitarists out there is taking her wisdom and artistry out to the musical public with a series of free clinics, paid seminars, and solo multimedia shows. The free clinics a ...

  • The Bad Plus Joshua Redman Debut Album Out Now

    June 22, 2015   By Ablx Staff

    In 2011, The Bad Plus invited saxophonist Joshua Redman to join them for a week of enthusiastically received performances at the Blue Note in New York City. They then played a handful of dates before heading into the studio last year to record their debut album, The Bad Plus Joshua ...

  • Creativity and the Brain: What We Can Learn From Jazz Musicians

    June 17, 2015   By Ablx Staff

    A fascinating article by Katrina Schwartz on the link between improvisation and creativity. It's important that we fight the music program cuts to our schools! ...


    June 16, 2015   By Ablx Staff

    Tuesday, June 23 8 PM Blue Buddha Louie Belogenis (sax) Dave Douglas (trumpet) Bill Laswell (bass) Tyshawn Sorey (drums) 10 PM Blue Buddha with Graham Haynes Louie Belogenis (sax) Graham Haynes (trumpet) Bill Laswell (bass) Tyshawn Sorey (drums) Wednesday, June ...

  • Robert Randolph and the Word Perform "New Word Order" for 'At Guitar Center'

    June 15, 2015   By Ablx Staff

    Robert Randolph is celebrated as one of the premiere pedal steel players of the day. Recently, he reunited with his gospel/blues jam band the Word after nearly 15 years to record their second studio album, Soul Food, which was released May 4. Below, you can check out thei ...

  • Listen to the return of Col. Bruce Hampton & the Aquarium Rescue Unit in Baltimore

    June 09, 2015   By Ablx Staff Free Streaming and Download courtesy of tapers Nathan Evans and Alex. Col. Bruce Hampton and The Aquarium Rescue Unit from Rams Head Live in Baltimore, with special guests John McLaughlin, Dennis Chambers and Paul Smith. 26th ...

  • Guitarist Oz Noy to tour USA in June

    May 28, 2015   By Ablx Staff

    New York-based guitarist and composer Oz Noy strains against boundaries, creating intuitive, fluid sonic art suspended somewhere between blues anguish, rock power, and the rich harmonic density of jazz. His latest  live recording Asian Twistz may just be the purest distil ...

  • Official Miles Davis Website Revamped

    May 27, 2015   By Ablx Staff

    The website has been revamped and launched in honor of Davis’ 89th birthday. The site has been optimized for mobile devices and social media content sharing, according to a press release. In addition to the previous content on, the new site will ...

  • Special guest Hard Working Americans to play with Aquarium Rescue Unit

    May 27, 2015   By Ablx Staff

    The 26thAnniversary Reunion Tour Activate August 13 2015, The National, Richmond, VA Book Your Tickets Now ...

  • John McLaughlin to make guest appearance with Aquarium Rescue Unit

    May 21, 2015   By Ablx Staff

    An all-star concert celebrating the 30th anniversary of Paul Reed Smith Guitars will host a pair unprecedented firsts, when legendary guitarist, composer, and bandleader John McLaughlin appears as a special guest with Col. Bruce Hampton and the Aquarium Rescue Unit at what wil ...

  • Miles’ “In a Silent Way” Interpreted by Roney, Belden, Noy, Others

    May 20, 2015   By Ablx Staff

    In an Ambient Way, a new collaborative effort that reinterprets Miles Davis’ In a Silent Way “using modern recording technology and sonic textures as a contribution to the improvisation,” according to a press release, will be released June 23 by Chesky Records. Th ...

  • Pioneering guitarist and bandleader John McLaughlin to release BLACK LIGHT this fall

    May 18, 2015   By Ablx Staff

    As a musician, composer, and bandleader, John McLaughlin’s vast contributions to contemporary improvisational music are only just beginning to be fully understood, appreciated, and absorbed by artists and enthusiasts alike. From Mahavishnu Orchestra, Shakti and his colla ...

  • Hear Jeff Beck’s New Live Version of ‘Superstition’: Exclusive Premiere

    May 14, 2015   By Ablx Staff

    Jeff Beck looks back over his storied career while offering fans a glimpse of the future with his new Live+ album, and Ultimate Classic Rock is proud to present the exclsuive premiere of this set’s concert recording of “Superstition.” http://ultimateclass ...

  • Awakening the Aquarium Rescue Unit

    May 08, 2015   By Ablx Staff

    On Tuesday, May 5, 2015, Col. Bruce Hampton and the Aquarium Rescue Unit did something they had yet to do since forming 26 years ago: They rehearsed. “Or whatever this is,” the Colonel said, waving his hand over the empty expanse of Athen’s Georgia Theatre. ...

  • Bill Bruford stars in BBC prog series

    May 08, 2015   By Ablx Staff

    Former Yes, King Crimson and Genesis drummer Bill Bruford will appear in the first episode of a new BBC Radio 2 series on prog rock. Bruford is the star of episode one of Prog Rock With Charles Hazlewood, which is broadcast on Radio 2 on Monday, May 11 at 10pm. The four-p ...

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