NU_OPEN
 

FEATURED INTERVIEWS

  • Born in Dallas, Texas and now happily domiciled in Los Angeles, bass player Edwin Livingston could be described as being on the crest of a wave.  His CD 'Transitions' was released in late 2010 and when recently I caught up…
    Read more...
  • Law school creates more than a few challenges. There are hours upon hours of studying, grueling hours interning at law firms, and financial bills that need to find a way to get paid. For many law students the adversity is…
    Read more...
  •  New Orleans trumpeter Nicholas Payton has never conformed to anyone or anything. Reading his Facebook posts and Twitter “tweets”, you sort of get an idea about how un-traditional he is. He speaks his mind and, should someone attempt to challenge…
    Read more...
  • Kem Owens
    Written by
    Adekemi Owens, known professionally and affectionately to music fans as "Kem," has come a long way from Nashville, Tennessee to his current hometown of Detroit, Michigan. So, one figures that is why this musical genius has written and performed songs…
    Read more...
MORE INTERVIEWS
There are bands that specialize in the music of the Big Band era, Elvis Presley imitators, The Herbie Nichols Project, there’s even a Brooklyn band that plays only the song…
This group performs with high energy and enormous depth. Better to listen than to read, amen?The first three tracks, "Around the Bend," "Shifting Sands," and "Pursuit" w…
Larry Coryell is considered to be one of the pioneers and original innovators of jazz rock fusion. He got his start in the 60’s and continues to produce great and ground-br…
It’s hard to believe that this is Jean Luc Ponty’s first album in seven years. I was introduced to Ponty’s music in the early eighties while I was making my way around the …
In 2001 the Chicago Composers Project, a joint venture of the American Composers Forum and the Jazz Institute of Chicago, commissioned bassist Tatsu Aoki to compose a music…
In the 60s & early 70s, Jeff Beck was considered by many to be in the Rock Guitar Pantheon with Clapton, Page and Hendrix. Even before Jimi Hendrix, Beck established himsel…
A really fresh and satisfying fusion release from this family trio. Over forty years ago, brothers Hugo and Jorge Fattoruso were playing in street festivals in Uruguay. Tod…
Aways back, I reviewed in these (web)pages the HiM album Sworn Eyes - that album was a fine jazz-oriented dub/world music disc. Their latest, New Features, finds HiM moving…
This is a good enough CD for what it is. If you are a fan of guitar driven jazz fusion a la Joe Satriani and the like, it will appeal to you. If you aren't, it will do noth…
While Miles Davis didn't invent fusion, his groups of the late sixties and early seventies were certainly a major catalyst in the development of the style. Along with the t…