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Happy Birthday, Jaco!

Happy Birthday, Jaco!

Celebrate Jaco Pastorius‘ birthday with this video of a full trio concert, featuring Alphonse Mouzon (drums) and Albert Mangelsdorff (trombone). Live in Berlin, 1976 Tracklisting: 1) Foreign Fun 2) Accidental Meeting 3) Zores Mores 4) Trilogue 5) Portrait Of Tracy 6) Trio Song 7) Ant Steps on an Elephant’s Toe Featured photo above by Claus Eckert/Sony Legacy »

More ‘Meeting of the Spirits Tour’ Reviews From the Road

More ‘Meeting of the Spirits Tour’ Reviews From the Road

Our friends at All About Jazz offer this review of the show in Ann Arbor, Michigan. MusicFestNews has a write-up with details about the show at the Florida Theatre in Jacksonville. Here’s a version of “Meeting of the Spirits” from the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, DC on November 11, 2017. »

“This Is The Way I Do It” Instructional DVDs Available Again

“This Is The Way I Do It” Instructional DVDs Available Again

Once more available is the fantastic 3-DVD box set from John McLaughlin, “This Is The Way I Do It“. This highly-rated instructional set offers multiple camera angles, play-along scores, and a progressive outline of concepts for study. Click the ‘Buy Now’ button above to view the box set at John’s merch store. »

Human Element Announces Plans to Tour Europe and Release New Album

Human Element Announces Plans to Tour Europe and Release New Album

Human Element is a collective of some of the finest musicians in the world, including keyboardist Scott Kinsey, bassist Matthew Garrison, percussionist-vocalist Arto Tunçboyaciyan and drummer Gary Novak, who have individually performed and recorded with the likes of music giants Herbie Hancock, Joe Zawinul, Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola, Meshell Ndegeocello, Sting, John Scofield, Snark... »

John McLaughlin - Live at Ronnie Scotts

John McLaughlin Nominated for a Grammy

Abstract Logix artist John McLaughlin was nominated today for a Grammy award for his guitar solo on one of the pieces on his latest release, Live at Ronnie Scott’s. The tune Miles Beyond originally appeared on Birds of Fire by Mahavishnu Orchestra in 1973. 2018 Nominees, Improvised jazz solo: “Can’t Remember Why” — Sara Caswell, soloist “Dance of Shiva” — Billy ... »

Wounded Bird Records Releases Remastered Lenny White Albums

Wounded Bird Records Releases Remastered Lenny White Albums

Wounded Bird Records has released two of drummer Lenny White‘s 1970’s solo albums; Venusian Summer and Big City,  newly remastered from the original master tapes. Venusian Summer is one of the very best jazz-fusion albums, and is very impressive for Lenny’s first solo album! Originally released on Nemperor Records, Venusian Summer made the Billboard Music Charts on 1/31/76. Guest... »

John McLaughlin Discusses His Farewell U.S. Tour With Guitar World Magazine

John McLaughlin Discusses His Farewell U.S. Tour With Guitar World Magazine

John sat down with Andy Aledort from Guitar World magazine to discuss the Meeting of the Spirits Tour with Jimmy Herring. Check it out here. Also, check out this performance of Dance of Maya at New York’s Town Hall on November 3, 2017. »

John Petrucci Announces Guitar Universe 2.0

John Petrucci Announces Guitar Universe 2.0

Dreamcatcher Events, Guitar World and Guitar Player magazines are proud to present John Petrucci’s Guitar Universe 2.0! Taking place August 6 – 10, 2018 at Glen Cove Mansion in Glen Cove, NY, the event will feature Petrucci, Guthrie Govan, Tosin Abasi, Tony MacAlpine, Rusty Cooley, Andy James, Jason Richardson and Jon Finn leading clinics and workshops, along with special guest Al Di Meola. ... »

Win Tickets to See The Meeting of the Spirits in San Francisco

Win Tickets to See The Meeting of the Spirits in San Francisco

The Meeting of the Spirits Tour is perhaps the guitar event of the year as it brings together John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension, Jimmy Herring and the Invisible Whip, plus an encore set featuring an amalgamation of both ensembles playing Mahavishnu Orchestra music. McLaughlin and Herring spoke about the tour for Guitar Player’s November cover feature. We’ll have free copies of that issue, cour... »

Eric Johnson Releases ‘Collage’

Eric Johnson Releases ‘Collage’

Collage features five original songs and five interpretations of songs by other artists who are among Eric Johnson‘s major inspirations: Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, B.B. King, and the instrumental surf-rock group The Ventures. The variety of both material and the musical modes found on Collage underscores how Eric, best known as one of the most virtuosic guitar players on the p... »

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