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Three Pharoah Sanders Reissues Announced

Three Pharoah Sanders Reissues Announced

Anthology Recordings, the reissue arm of Mexican Summer, will reissue three of saxophonist Pharoah Sanders’ most significant albums on November 10. The albums, Tauhid (1967), Jewels of Thought (1969), and Summun Kukmun Umyun – Deaf Dumb Blind (1970), will be available exclusively in vinyl format, either individually, in a 3xLP limited edition deluxe box set. Hear selections from the collection bel... »

Big Ears Festival Announces Lineup: MMW, Bela Fleck, Nels Cline, and More…

Big Ears Festival Announces Lineup: MMW, Bela Fleck, Nels Cline, and More…

Big Ears Festival, Knoxville, Tennessee’s annual weekend celebration of experimental music, is announcing the initial lineup for their 2018 edition, being held March 22nd through 25th. For their seventh year, the fest leans heavily toward the heavyweights of avant-garde jazz, including performances by Medeski Martin & Wood, piano luminaries Jason Moran and Craig Taborn, drummer Milford G... »

King Crimson Releases ‘Official Bootleg: Live In Chicago, June 28th, 2017’

King Crimson Releases ‘Official Bootleg: Live In Chicago, June 28th, 2017’

2017 two CD live release. This set was recorded during the band’s most recent tour and features many iconic King Crimson pieces performed live, including ‘Islands’, ‘The Lizard Suite’, ‘The Errors’, ‘Fallen Angel’, ‘Cirkus’ and more, some for the first time ever. Track Listings: Disc: 1   1. Intro: Scape Bells   2. Larks’ Tong... »

McLaughlin and Herring to Offer Free Webcast of Capitol Theatre Show on Sat. Nov. 4

McLaughlin and Herring to Offer Free Webcast of Capitol Theatre Show on Sat. Nov. 4

The guitarists will be offering a free webcast of their show on November 4 at the iconic Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, brought to you by Relix magazine, Abstract Logix, and the Capitol Theatre. The tour, which opened November 1 in Buffalo, NY, will feature John McLaughlin backed by his 4th Dimension band and Jimmy Herring leading his Invisible Whip project, along with a collaborative set of... »

Drummer Simon Phillips Releases ‘Protocol 4’

Drummer Simon Phillips Releases ‘Protocol 4’

Drummer and producer Simon Phillips just released his newest album, Protocol 4, on October 27, 2017 on Phantom Recordings. The album fuses elements of rock, jazz, funk, classical, and world music, and features songs that Phillips wrote while on tour. Building on his past Protocol projects, Simon has again enlisted bassist Ernest Tibbs along with Protocol newcomers, guitarist Greg Howe and keyboard... »

Oz Noy Discusses His Upcoming Album and More with Sweetwater

Oz Noy Discusses His Upcoming Album and More with Sweetwater

Abstract Logix artist Oz Noy sits down with Mitch Gallagher of Sweetwater to talk about the Boogaloo Experience Band and the recording of their upcoming album and much more. Look for the new release in 2018. »

Snarky Puppy announce 2018 GroundUP Music Festival lineup

Snarky Puppy announce 2018 GroundUP Music Festival lineup

Snarky Puppy have announced details and lineup for their second annual GroundUP Music Festival, which will be held in Miami Beach, Florida, on February 9-11, 2018. The GroundUP Festival will feature such artists as Robert Glasper, Joshua Redman, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones Trio, The Wood Brothers, Charlie Hunter, Forq, and Knower. Snarky Puppy will be performing each night of the festival, whi... »

Dave Weckl Launches New Online School

Dave Weckl Launches New Online School

The all-new Dave Weckl online school includes HD video lessons with sound mixed by Dave, full play-along packages, and exclusive live footage from current tours with “lessons from the hotel room.” Courses include hand and foot technique and drum tuning. Content is continually added and can be accessed on any computer or iOS device. Membership includes Dave’s private Facebook group where Dave, his ... »

Gary Peacock Trio Releases “Tangents”

Gary Peacock Trio Releases “Tangents”

At 82 years old, and after playing for nearly 65 years, jazz bassist Gary Peacock still has it, as evidenced in his latest release Tangents, featuring his trio with Marc Copland and Joey Baron. Peacock’s bass lines and solos give the album a creative flow that only a seasoned player could conjure up. The trio performs five of the bassist’s own compositions, with additional input from Copland and B... »

Meeting of the Spirits Tour Set to Start!

Meeting of the Spirits Tour Set to Start!

Everyone has convened and rehearsals are underway. The excitement is palpable and the musicians and crew all look forward to bringing this music to you, including some Mahavishnu Orchestra material. It all gets underway tomorrow in Buffalo! Jimmy and John send their best wishes and hope to see you down the road soon. The Meeting of the Spirits Tour Itinerary: 11/1/17 Buffalo, NY, University at Buf... »

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