Two more videos of guitarist Greg Howe's band performing at the Eddie Lang Jazz Festival in Italy on August 6th, 2010 (Howe's band includes Gianluca Palmieri on drums, Jon Reshard on bass, and David Cook on keys).
In other Greg Howe news, it appears the U-Z Project Best of 2009 album release has been postponed. The disc features a compilation of 2009 performances from Eddie Jobson's Ultimate Zero Project (which Greg Howe was a member of). The release date had been pushed back several times, now at least one online retailer, CD Japan, is listing the album as postponed, and is apparently issuing refunds to customers who pre-ordered. Hopefully this album will see the light of day eventually. I'll post more details as they become available.
Tokyo's Blue Note Club has posted a cool video and review from last night's Renegade Creation show. The band will be appearing at the venue through this Thursday. Follow the links below for the original Japanese and English translated (sort of) versions of the Blue Note site.
This one slipped under my radar - Eric Johnson will take part in an acoustic tour dubbed "Guitar Masters" with fellow guitarists Andy McKee and Peppino D'Agostino. Thus far, they have a string of shows scheduled for this October, with more coming in early 2011. See below for exact dates and locations.
Guitarist Jeff Richman's new album Like That is a great disc that has shades of both fusion and straight-ahead jazz, and features an impressive array of west coast jazz giants such as Vinnie Colaiuta, Mitch Forman, and others. I interviewed Richman recently for Abstract Logix to discuss the new album, his writing process, his gear choices, and other topics. You can read the interview at Abstract Logix's website, or here at The Guitar Channel via the link below.
Steve Lukather discusses his new album All's Well That Ends Well. The new album will be released through Mascot Records in Europe on October 11, 2010 and in the US in February of 2011. The release in Japan is through JVC on October 11, 2010.
Also check out Luke's official website for more videos and info on the making of the new record.
Nov 18th - Mystic, CT - The Hoyt's Theater & Show Place Nov 19th - Gravenhurst, CN - Peters Players Nov 20th - Gravenhurst, CN - Peters Players Nov 23rd - Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Nov 24th - Fall River, MA - Fall River PAC Nov 26th - Westhampton Beach, NY - PAC Nov 27th - Norfolk, CT - Infinity Hall Nov 28th - Sellersville, PA - Sellersville Theater Dec 16th-19th - Oakland, CA - Yoshi’s