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Mike Stern is Back with ‘Trip’

Mike Stern is Back with ‘Trip’

About a year ago Mike Stern, one of the highest regarded, most successful jazz guitarists alive today, had a terrible accident. He broke both shoulders when he tripped running across a street in Manhattan. Trip, his latest release, is his stunning return after multiple surgeries and a lot of gumption. More than just a comeback, this album is about Mike’s career and his musical partnerships w... »

Guitarist Dean Brown Announces The ROLAJAFUFU Fall Tour of Europe 2017

Guitarist Dean Brown Announces The ROLAJAFUFU Fall Tour of Europe 2017

TOUR DATES Nov 02: Bemowskie Centrum Kultury Warsaw, Poland Nov 03: Jazz w muzeum Festival Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland Nov 04: Vier Peh Stuttgart, Germany Nov 05: Ronnie Scott’s London, United Kingdom Nov 07: Master Class. University of Music Mannheim Mannheim, Germany Nov 08 New Morning Paris, France Nov 10: Jazz Club Rorschach Rorschach, Switzerland Nov 11: Jazz Club Pod Filarami Gorzow Wielkopo... »

Steve Vai is Selling Some of His Personal Gear

Steve Vai is Selling Some of His Personal Gear

The Techno Empire Reverb Shop features guitars, amps, cabinets, and more from Vai’s personal gear collection. Among the items for sale are: •  An Ibanez Euphoria EP5 EP5EYRL 6-string acoustic guitar that comes directly from Vai’s recording studio. The guitar features Vai’s autograph and velcro on the right side. “Only Steve Vai knows why,” Techno Empire said of the velcro. •  A Carvin VL100 Steve ... »

Watch the latest Meeting of the Spirits tour promo video!

Watch the latest Meeting of the Spirits tour promo video!

Watch the latest Meeting of the Spirits tour promo video featuring John McLaughlin and Jimmy Herring, and we’ll see you on the road! »

John Wetton’s Akustika: Live In America re-released as 2-CD package

John Wetton’s Akustika: Live In America re-released as 2-CD package

John Wetton’s 1996 album Akustika: Live In America has been re-released in a 2CD package. Along with a remastered version of the record, the new edition also features a second disc titled Akustika II: Return To Amerika – a previously unreleased acoustic performance captured in 2005. The album comes with a booklet featuring recollections of close friends and fans who attended the 2005 show, and inc... »

Eric Johnson to Re-release ‘Souvenirs’

Eric Johnson to Re-release ‘Souvenirs’

Souvenir is an album by Eric Johnson originally released in 2002. It is a collection of previously unreleased material spanning 25 years. The album was unique in that it was only available for purchase through Eric Johnson’s website, and became quite hard to find. That will change on November 17, when it will finally be widely released! Track List:   1. Get To Go   2. Space Of Clouds   3. Pa... »

Read a Review of Hudson’s Recent Performance in Washington, DC

Read a Review of Hudson’s Recent Performance in Washington, DC

There is a nice review of the supergroup’s recent play at the Hamilton in DC: https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/hudsons-jammy-tendencies-come-to-the-forefront/2017/10/11/2af40090-ae86-11e7-9b93-b97043e57a22_story.html?utm_term=.698f6169b12d The album trailer: »

Pat Martino Will Release ‘Formidable’ on October 20

Pat Martino Will Release ‘Formidable’ on October 20

Formidable is the title of Pat Martino‘s first studio recording as a bandleader in 11 years and it is an excellent metaphor for the guitarist’s fearless and virtuosic playing. Martino grew up in Philadelphia, PA, a musical melting pot where many jazz greats began their journey, so perhaps it’s of little surprise that he emerged as one of the most exciting guitar players in the 19... »

See Jimmy Herring and The Invisible Whip play “1911”

See Jimmy Herring and The Invisible Whip play “1911”

The Invisible Whip are: Jimmy Herring (guitar); Jeff Sipe (drums); Kevin Scott (bass); Jason Crosby (Rhodes, violin); Matt Slocum (Hammond B-3, Clavinet) Video provided by Bennett Schwartz. Filmed at the Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO on 8 Sep 2017. Header photo courtesy of Andrea Elledge. »

The Corea/Gadd Band To Tour South America and Europe

The Corea/Gadd Band To Tour South America and Europe

Chick Corea‘s new band with Steve Gadd, having just cut a studio album to be released in December, heads to South America and Europe in the coming weeks. Onboard are Lionel Loueke on guitar, Steve Wilson on sax, Carlitos Del Puerto on bass and Luisito Quintero on percussion. Tour dates appear below.               São Paulo, Brazil • 10/18/17 and 10/19/17 Te... »

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