Some of the new stuff I've been digging...
Sophomore release from the instrumental jam-fusion supergroup. Killer tunes; deeper writing than their 2009 debut. Guitarists Chris Poland and Jake Cinninger are ruling throughout.
Awesome prog-rock vocal project with Steve Morse, Dave LaRue, Neal Morse, MIke Portnoy and Casey McPherson. Great riffs and melodies.
Highly melodic writing with a deep, textured production. Great playing and tones as well. Lineup includes Ric Fierabracci, Jimmy Johnson, Shane Gaalaas, Ed Roth and Joel Taylor among others.
Allan Holdsworth - Hard Hat Area [Re-Issue]
Remastered version of Holdsworth's excellent 1993 release with Gary Husband, Steve Hunt, and Skuli Sverrisson, complete with new liner notes from Barry Cleveland. Holdsworth's "Low Levels, High Stakes" solo still stands as one of his all-time best.
Allan Holdsworth - None Too Soon [Re-Issue]
The second of Holdsworth's recent reissues is a remastered version of his classic disc of jazz standards, played as only Holdsworth can. Lineup features Gordon Beck, Gary Willis and Kirk Covington. Also includes new liner notes by Barry Cleveland.