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John Medeski and More To Play “Col. Bruce Tribute” During Jazz Fest

John Medeski and More To Play “Col. Bruce Tribute” During Jazz Fest

On May 3, several jam scene heavy-hitters will pay tribute to the late Col. Bruce Hampton in a late-night show at the Maple Leaf Bar during the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Confirmed musicians include keyboardist John Medeski, guitarist Marcus King, Dirty Dozen Brass Band guitarist and local favorite Jake Eckert as well as sacred steel guitarist Roosevelt Collier. Also performing will b... »

Steely Dan Set Tour Dates Including Nine-Show Beacon Theatre Residency

Steely Dan Set Tour Dates Including Nine-Show Beacon Theatre Residency

Steely Dan have announced a nine-snow residency at New York’s Beacon Theatre for this October, where the band will present themed shows including full performances of several classic albums and more. Co-founder Donald Fagen will lead the group through performances of 1973’s Countdown to Ecstasy, 1976’s The Royal Scam, 1977’s Aja, 1980’s Gaucho and Fagen’s 1982 solo effort The Nightfly, plus nights... »

Drummer Asaf Sirkis Joins the MoonJune Roster

Drummer Asaf Sirkis Joins the MoonJune Roster

Abstract Logix and MoonJune wishes “Happy Birthday!” to Israeli-born British drummer extraordinaire ASAF SIRKIS. The NEW ALBUM of SIRKIS/BIALAS IQ “Our New Earth” to be co-released on MoonJune Records this Summer! Asaf Sirkis – drums, percussion, konnakol Sylwia Bialas – vocals, waterphone Frank Harrison – piano, keyboards, organ Kevin Glasgow – 6 st... »

Show of the Week: John McLaughlin Trio (with Elvin Jones, Joey DeFrancesco) – 1996

Show of the Week: John McLaughlin Trio (with Elvin Jones, Joey DeFrancesco) – 1996

Our latest Show of the Week…. enjoy! John McLaughlin – guitar Joey DeFrancesco – Hammond organ Elvin Jones – drums 1. My Favorite Things 2. Sing Me Softly of the Blues 3. Encuentros 4. Naima 5. Take the Coltrane #showoftheweek »

‘Guitar Workshop Plus’ Announces 2018 Program Featuring Paul Gilbert, Tosin Abasi and Others

‘Guitar Workshop Plus’ Announces 2018 Program Featuring Paul Gilbert, Tosin Abasi and Others

Guitar Workshop Plus has announced its 2018 program with yet another incredible artist lineup, including rock virtuosos Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big, Racer X), Tosin Abasi (Animals as Leaders) and Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper). Also included is blues veteran Duke Robillard (Roomful of Blues, Fabulous Thunderbirds), bassist Rhonda Smith (Jeff Beck, Prince), country legend Albert Lee (Eric Clapton, Emmylou H... »

Herbie Hancock is working on a new ‘fusion’ album

Herbie Hancock is working on a new ‘fusion’ album

Pianist and composer Herbie Hancock is currently working on a new jazz-funk and hip-hop hybrid album, for which he has recruited such artists as Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus, Common, Wayne Shorter, Kamasi Washington, and Snoop Dogg. The album is scheduled for release later this year. “I’m learning a lot from the young people I’m working with,” Hancock told the San Diego Tribune. “Because they buil... »

Show of the Week: Scofield’s Uberjam Band – 19 July 2013

Show of the Week: Scofield’s Uberjam Band – 19 July 2013

Here’s over an hour with John Scofield and the Uberjam band at the All Good Music Festival in 2013. Enjoy! #showoftheweek »

Photo courtesy Team Rock

Toto Announce Limited Edition Box Set, ‘All In’. Order by April 10!

Toto have announced their definitive box set, a gargantuan 17 LP collection titled All In. The limited edition set will not be available in any retail stores, and will only be available to purchase until April 10. The collection features the band’s entire studio output up until 1999’s Mindfields (Double LP set), in addition to Toto XX, the previously unreleased Live in Tokyo EP and a p... »

Show of the Week: Hellborg Lane Sipe – 16 Aug 1996

Show of the Week: Hellborg Lane Sipe – 16 Aug 1996

Welcome to the first installment of a new feature here we are calling the Show of the Week. We’ll find some classic live performances for you to enjoy. Here is Jonas Hellborg, the late great Shawn Lane, and Jeff Sipe (aka Apt. Q258) appearing at Ziggy’s in Winston-Salem, NC, USA on 16th August 1996. Enjoy! #showoftheweek »

Bill Frisell Announces ‘Music IS,’ a New Solo Guitar Album

Bill Frisell Announces ‘Music IS,’ a New Solo Guitar Album

The ever-prolific Bill Frisell—a guitarist known for his impressive jazz, surf, fusion, roots, Americana and folk-jazz chops—has released a slew of albums in recent years, including 2014’s Guitar in the Space Age! and 2017’s Small Town. What he hasn’t done in a while, however, is release a full album of solo-guitar music. Frisell has announced a new—truly solo—disc, Music IS, whi... »

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