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It is a given at this point that any six-string genius that is worth his salt can be found on Steve Vai’s flourishing Favored Nations Label.
Eric Johnson happens to …
I remember watching Frank Gambale play at a Chic Corea concert while attending the annual Concord Jazz Festival in 1985. I was amazed with his lightning quick fingers and h…
Stuart Hart's sound is a mixture of Tommy Bolin, Steve Morse, and some of the other great guitarists who dominated during the late 70's early 80's. Stuart strikes a balance…
Weckl's latest "Transition" might cause you to think you've found a "Weather Report" disc you'd never heard and even check the cover again to be sure. The music is all orig…
The third disc by Seattle’s honest-to-goodness fusion trio Living Daylights shows the group’s seventies-era jazz and Eastern European mix to good effect. The group has foun…
In Britain in the late 60s & early 70s, there was a loosely-defined movement of bands whose members routinely crossed the "lines" between rock and jazz, often blurring the …
Soft Machine were/are one of the most interesting bands the come out of England in the 1960s. From their beginnings as a quirky psychedelic rock band (with Kevin Ayers), th…
Frank Gambale is filled with inspiration. After six years with Chick Corea's Elektric Band and Jon Luc Ponty prior to that, he concentrated on his solo career. This disc is…
Angel's Kiss, is hypnotic and mellow as is "Nine Flames'; Peterson's work on bass is deep and sharp. The latter swings and picks up the pace a little more with some trumpet…
Hot on the heels of a global tour, Verve has put forth 2 CDs representing the wide scope of John McLaughlin's music, from his ground-breaking explorations with Shakti, to h…