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In Memory of two gentle giants, Mandolin U.Shrinivas and Shawn Lane

In Memory of two gentle giants, Mandolin U.Shrinivas and Shawn Lane

news I have been very blessed in life to meet some truly remarkable people, and some of them are musicians. Among those musicians, a select few have left this planet with a body of work that is so rich and deep that it requires a lot of time, attention, and dedication to fully appreciate their genius. They were never pop stars or household names; they never had chart-topping hits or thousands of p... »

Guitarist Oz Noy goes another direction with Ozone Squeeze and great songs

Guitarist Oz Noy goes another direction with Ozone Squeeze and great songs

What happens musically with an  unconventional yet a stellar meeting of the minds with the super talented Australian singer and keyboardist Rai Thistlethwayte (Knower, Thirsty Merc) , New York’s very own electric Jazz-Blues plectorist Oz Noy and Atlanta based drummer Darren Stanley ( Col.Bruce Hampton, Jimmy Herring) ? Its called Ozone Squeeze and is one of music’s hottest new bands to... »

Kevin Scott

Bassist Kevin Scott- Holding it down with Jimmy Herring, Wayne Krantz, Forq and King Baby

“His time, the energy, the creativity, the soul.” – Wayne Krantz “Kevin is family! He’s that rare kind of musician who always plays to the song and loves all kinds of music.”- Jimmy Herring   Kevin Scott is one of the unspoken captains of this brand new ship brimming with young musical guns from the South, among them- Darren Stanley, Matt Slocum, Mike Seal,... »

Jeff Beck US Tour Set to Begin

Jeff Beck US Tour Set to Begin

JEFF BECK is set to embark on a 6-week U.S. tour this summer including seven solo shows, in addition to the previously announced “Stars Align Tour,” with Paul Rodgers and Ann Wilson of Heart. Joining BECK on this year’s outing will be long-time collaborators, Vinnie Colaiuta (drums) and Jimmy Hall (vocals) as well as touring partner, Rhonda Smith (bass) and newcomer, cellist Vanessa Freebairn-Smit... »

Show of the Week: Jimmy Herring & the Invisible Whip – Los Angeles, 9 Dec 2017

Show of the Week: Jimmy Herring & the Invisible Whip – Los Angeles, 9 Dec 2017

This week we feature most of Jimmy Herring‘s set at UCLA Royce Hall, Los Angeles, CA, when he opened for John McLaughlin on the final concert of The Meeting of the Spirits Tour on December 9, 2017. The virtuoso jam guitarist with The Invisible Whip perform The Allman Brothers Band’s Les Brers in A Minor, Matt’s Funk, Jungle Book Overture, and Miles Davis’ Black Satin. JIMMY... »

Vai, Wylde, Malmsteen, Bettencourt, & Abasi Announce ‘Generation Axe’ Tour

Vai, Wylde, Malmsteen, Bettencourt, & Abasi Announce ‘Generation Axe’ Tour

Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi are teaming up again for the Generation Axe tour. The Generation Axe tour will hit the United States this fall. You can see the full itinerary of the tour below. “The Generation Axe show is a unique performance of five fiercely talented guitar players coming together to create a 6-string extravaganza that is sure to am... »

John Coltrane Earns Highest-Charting Album Ever on Billboard 200 With ‘The Lost Album’

John Coltrane Earns Highest-Charting Album Ever on Billboard 200 With ‘The Lost Album’

51 years after his death in 1967, jazz icon John Coltrane earns his first top 40-charting album on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart and his fourth No. 1 on the Jazz Albums tally (both dated July 14) with his newly discovered set Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album. The album, which Coltrane originally recorded in 1963 with his Classic Quartet, debuts with 22,000 equivalent album units earned ... »

Frank Zappa’s Chunga’s Revenge to Return to Vinyl

Frank Zappa’s Chunga’s Revenge to Return to Vinyl

Zappa Records will reissue Frank Zappa‘s 1970 album, Chunga’s Revenge, for the first time in over three decades on July 20, as part of the Zappa Family Trust and UMe’s ongoing initiative to restore the iconoclast’s iconic catalog. Chunga’s Revenge was one of three albums that the highly prolific composer-musician released in 1970, following Burnt Weeny Sandwich and We... »

Show of the Week: Tribal Tech – Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA, USA – 18 January 1996

Show of the Week: Tribal Tech – Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA, USA – 18 January 1996

This time around we have Tribal Tech: Scott Henderson, Gary Willis, Scott Kinsey, and Kirk Covington at the Musician’s Institute in 1996. Enjoy! »

“Sun Ra Radio” Premieres Online

“Sun Ra Radio” Premieres Online

The Sun Ra Music Archive, online home of much of the prolific keyboardist/composer/bandleader/theorist’s album catalog, has just premiered the first three episodes of a new radio series, Sun Ra Radio. The episodes, each approximately three hours long, present an overview of the alleged Saturn native’s career with a combination of studio and live recordings by him and his long-running Arkestra, plu... »

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