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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 »

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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... »

Marc Ribot’s New ‘Ceramic Dog’

Marc Ribot’s New ‘Ceramic Dog’

Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog is set to issue a new album that makes clear the bandleader’s opinion of the nation’s current political climate. The guitarist, who’s joined in the trio by bassist Shahzad Ismaily and drummer Ches Smith, hasn’t turned in an album terribly burdened by the orthodoxy of the jazz genre. Instead, Ribot seems to have harnessed the adventurous nature of the music and used it to i... »

SFJAZZ Announces 2018 Jazz Festival & Summer Sessions Schedule

SFJAZZ Announces 2018 Jazz Festival & Summer Sessions Schedule

SFJAZZ recently released their programming schedules for the 36th San Francisco Jazz Festival and their 2018 Summer Sessions.  This year will be home to 43 different shows over 13 days at 5 different venues around San Francisco’s Hayes Valley Neighborhood. The 36th San Francisco Jazz Festival will get the ball rolling on Tuesday, June 5 from 5:00pm to 10:00pm at the outdoor Proxy space in Hayes Va... »

Scott Henderson Tours Europe in March

Scott Henderson Tours Europe in March

The Trio, Europe Tour March 2018: Scott Henderson, Guitar Romain Labaye, Bass Archibald Ligonnière, Drums   March March March March March March March March March March March March March March March March March March March March March March 1 2 3 7 9 10 11 13 14 16 17 18 19 21 22 23 24 26 27 28 29 30 Vilnius Kaunas Palanga Skopje Larvik Sala Ronneby Szczecin Moscow Athens Athens London Tourcoi... »

John McLaughlin in GOLDMINE Magazine – April Issue

John McLaughlin in GOLDMINE Magazine – April Issue

No one plays guitar quite the way John McLaughlin does. From his heady rock star days in the Mahavishnu Orchestra to projects with Carlos Santana, Miles Davis, Shakti, The Rolling Stones, Jaco Pastorius, film soundtracks and even ballets, McLaughlin still has his signature sting. On his current Live @ Ronnie Scott’s (Abstract Logix), his lifelong fascination with the music of India returns to the ... »

Review: SOTL’s Grand Hotel

Review: SOTL’s Grand Hotel

SOTL – Grand Hotel: Guitar : Florent Athénosy Drums : Andy Shoniker Bass : Jordan Scannella SOTL is an instrumental trio based in NYC, although the members hail from three different continents. Because of this, the band likes to playfully call their union a ‘conspiracy’. Florent Athénosy grew up in Paris and started music at a very early age. After classical guitar studies, he began educating hims... »

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