Content by tag "Trey Gunn"

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Deep Energy Orchestra: Playing with Fire

Read "Playing with Fire" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Deep Energy Orchestra is unique in its musical repertoire, approach, and style, all of which burn light and heat into their first live recording Playing with Fire. DEO's lead voice comes equally from progressive guitar pot-stirrer and King Crimson mainstay Trey Gunn; Carnatic percussionist V. Selvaganish, a member of John McLaughlin's transcendent group Remember Shakti; electric ...

Big Bands, Orchestras and Soft Machines

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Randy Brecker & NDR Bigband
Rocks
Piloo Records & Productions LLC
2019

The easiest answer isn't always the best answer, but sometimes it is. So it's both easy and proper to point out that trumpet and flugelhorn master, composer, and bandleader Randy Brecker was kind enough ...

Heaven & Earth: Live and in the Studio 1997-2008

Read "Heaven & Earth: Live and in the Studio 1997-2008" reviewed by John Kelman

Yet another year, yet another characteristically detailed and chronologically contextualized King Crimson mega-box set.

Except that 2019 is no typical year. And Heaven & Earth is no typical King Crimson box set.

While Heaven & Earth: Live and in the Studio 1997-2008 completes (well, almost) the series of box sets documenting King ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Markus Reuter featuring Sonar and Tobias Reber: Falling for Ascension

Read "Falling for Ascension" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Billed as a minimalist groove band, the Swiss musicians performing under the moniker Sonar recently collaborated with experimental guitar hero David Torn on the widely heralded, Sonar with David Torn (Rare Noise, 2018). And here, they merge their unique craft with one of the reigning touch style guitar pioneers, Markus Reuter along with his partner from ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

King Crimson Guitar Legend Trey Gunn Presents Intro To Modes 8-week Music Course - October 15 To December 8, 2018

King Crimson Guitar Legend Trey Gunn Presents Intro To Modes 8-week Music Course -  October 15 To December 8, 2018

Work directly with Trey Gunn on a weekly basis in this group course. For all instrumentalists and singers. In this course we will break down one of the basic building blocks of music- the modes- into digestible parts, both sonically and theoretically, so they can be used with ease. This course will: Help you to immediately find your ground ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Security Project: Contact

Read "Contact" reviewed by Geno Thackara

It's impossible to describe an outfit like the Security Project without that troublesome (if not entirely inaccurate) phrase “tribute band" popping up, complete with the inevitable baggage that term implies. It's usually reserved for countless local-level acts that entertain bar crowds with predictable staples on any given weekend, sure, but this group shoots for something much ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

King Crimson Guitar Legend Trey Gunn's 7d Media Label To Merge With DiN Records

King Crimson Guitar Legend Trey Gunn's 7d Media Label To Merge With DiN Records

Trey Gunn (King Crimson, KTU, Security Project, solo artist) started 7d Media 15 years ago. The label began mainly as a vehicle for his own releases/projects and those of his closest colleagues (Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto etc…) The label has steadily grown and now encompasses a variety of releases connecting both progressive rock (Stick Men, Markus ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Radical Action (To Unseat The Hold of Monkey Mind)

Read "Radical Action (To Unseat The Hold of Monkey Mind)" reviewed by John Kelman

Plenty has already been written about King Crimson's surprise reemergence in 2014 at All About Jazz, beginning when the now 47 year-old progressive/art rock band commenced its first tour since 2008 (and its first extensive one since 2003) with a new, expanded lineup featuring a front-line of three drummers and a back-line of two guitarists (one, ...

Security Project: Live 1

Read "Security Project: Live 1" reviewed by John Kelman

While so many singer-songwriters of the past 50 years have been covered time and again-even fostering tribute bands that recreate the live experience as close to perfection as possible-one of the most important, groundbreaking and forward-thinking songwriters of the past five decades has, for the most part, been overlooked. Peter Gabriel may have spent the first ...

NEWS: RECORDING

The Security Project Feat. King Crimson, Shriekback And Peter Gabriel Members To Tour In Support Of New Live Album

The Security Project Feat. King Crimson, Shriekback And Peter Gabriel Members To Tour In Support Of New Live Album

The Security Project, featuring members of King Crimson, Shriekback and Peter Gabriel's original band bring the genre-less masterpieces of Peter Gabriel into the 21st Century on their new live album Live 1. jny: Seattle-based Trey Gunn and Michael Cozzi join esteemed drummer Jerry Marotta and NY keyboardist David Jameson to harness the core of these songs. ...