Artist Adam Brucker reached out to me recently about using a photo I had taken of Charlie Hunter for his Deconstruction 77 digital art project. Not only are the results really cool (you can check out the pic below), but Adam was kind enough to have Hunter sign a copy of one of the prints for me at a recent show! It's hanging proudly in my Guitar Channel man-cave at this very moment. You can see more of Adam's work on his website - http://cleverspec.com/. Thanks so much Adam!
Arguably Sherinian's best solo album yet. Has a similar vibe to his 1999 debut, with strong shades of Jeff Beck's early fusion work. As always, the prog keyboard maestro brings along an impressive cast. Includes Steve Lukather, Tony MacAlpine, Joe Bonamassa, Steve Stevens, and others.
I may be a bit biased here since I conducted the interviews for this 2-DVD set, but this is a killer collection of live jazz rock fusion. A great documentation of Abstract Logix's groundbreaking 2010 festival. Includes John McLaughlin (with Zakir Hussain), Wayne Krantz, Alex Machacek, Jimmy Herring, Human Element, Ranjit Barot, and others.
"I am happy to announce that I will be doing a 20-city clinic tour of Italy, France, and Slovenia this November.
I will be teaching my best new guitar secrets and ideas, as well as performing a brand new set of songs accompanied by my wife, Emi Gilbert, on keyboards, and some of the finest bass players and drummers from each city.
Please check out the dates, venues, and info below and I will see you there!"
NOV 8 - NICE (FRANCE) - B-SPOT - Info: firstname.lastname@example.org NOV 9 - TORINO -LAPSUS - Info: www.lapsustorino.it NOV 10 - TRENTO - LA PIETRA MUSIC PLANET - Info: www.lapietramusicplanet.it NOV 11 - CASTEGNATO (BS) - GASOLINE - Info: email@example.com NOV 12 - SIRACUSA - CLUB MOLO 14 - Info: firstname.lastname@example.org NOV 13 - CATTOLICA (RN) - CENTRO GIOVANI - Info: email@example.com NOV 14 - BOARA PISANI (PD) - MAXIDRUM - Info: www.maxidrum.com NOV 15 - BOLOGNA - MUSIC ACADEMY - Info: www.musicacademyitaly.it NOV 16 - Info coming soon NOV 17 - ROCCAFORZATA (TA) GO WEST SALOON - Info: www.myspace.com/gowestsaloon NOV 18 - CASERTA - ODDLY SHED - Info: www.faremusica.net NOV 19 - TERRACINA (LT) - STONEHENGE - Info: firstname.lastname@example.org NOV 20 - MORROVALLE (MC) - APOLOGIZE MUSIC CLUB - Info: email@example.com NOV 21 - UDINE - BLACK STUFF - Info: www.myspace.com/joeblackstuff NOV 22 - CELJE (SLOVENIA) - BAM GUITAR CENTER - Info: www.bamguitar.si/lm/sl NOV 23 - LEGNANO (MI) - LAND OF LIVE - Info: www.landoflive.it NOV 24 - Info Coming Soon. NOV 25 - CREMONA - MIDIAN PUB - Info: firstname.lastname@example.org NOV 26 - PISA - BORDERLINE - Info: www.myspace.com/borderlineclub NOV 27 - SELARGIUS (CA) - ACCADEMIA VOICE POWER - Info: www.voicepower.it
Anil Prasad has posted a new, extensive interview with bassist/Chapman Stick player Tony Levin at Innerviews. Topics of discussion include Levin's new album with guitarist David Torn and drummer Alan White, the 2 of a Perfect Trio tour, and more.
Bassist Jonas Hellborg will be touring Europe this year with Ginger Baker on drums, and Regi Wooten on guitar. From Hellborg's official website: "Jonas Hellborg and Ginger Baker played together for the first time 1985 on the now legendary Public image Ltd. recording "Album". Several Tours and Albums ensued, such as "Middle Passage" and "Unseen Rain".
Many prominent musicians have collaborated with the duo through the years, Bill Laswell, Bernie Worell, Jens Johansson, to name just a few.
Ginger Baker has since many years been living in South Africa where he has been concentrating mainly on his love for horses and Polo Playing.
As a rare opportunity, he has agreed to do this tour to give European audiences a chance to sample his still unparalleled approach to drum kit playing, while highly influential on all the generations that came after him, never fully emulated by any other drummer.
Ginger Baker is the Jazz Drummer whose head was turned around by drum legend Phil Seamen introducing him to African drumming. Taking this unique fusion as the rhythmical backbone in forming groups like The Cream, Blind Faith and Airforce he elevated the art of drumming in popular music.
The Jonas Hellborg Group featuring Ginger Baker is musically founded on this Afrocentric approach to rhythm, pinned down by master drummer Abas Dodoo and made complete by one of the most spectacular guitar players on the planet, Regi Wooten.
Many people curse themselves for having missed the chance to see Hellborgs Group with the late Shawn Lane, now the subject of massive trading of recordings from live gigs. Do not miss this chance to experience another groundbreaking musical ensemble."