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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jean Luc Ponty Band at the Boulder Theater

Read "Jean Luc Ponty Band at the Boulder Theater" reviewed by Geoff Anderson

Jean Luc Ponty Band
Boulder Theater
Boulder, Colorado
June 13, 2017

One thing we learned Tuesday night: Enigmatic Ocean (Atlantic, 1977), Jean Luc Ponty's fourth album for Atlantic Records, is his favorite. And why not? It made it to number one on the jazz charts in 1977. Plus, it's pretty good. ...

Allan Holdsworth: The Man Who Changed Guitar Forever!

Read "Allan Holdsworth: The Man Who Changed Guitar Forever!" reviewed by John Kelman

In a time when album sales are a challenge being mitigated, at least to some extent, by the release of deluxe editions and box sets, it's still more necessary than ever to grab potential listeners with imagery and words; the title of a box set can have, especially for those less than intimately familiar with the ...

Olli Hirvonen: New Helsinki

Read "New Helsinki" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Hailing from Finland but now resident in Brooklyn, New York, Olli Hirvonen won first prize in the 2016 Socar Montreux Jazz Electric Guitar Competition. Significantly, the jury was presided over by John McLaughlin.

“Arps" opens with cascades of Robert Fripp-like quick-fire obligato notes, rapidly ascending and descending the fretboard and instantly hooking the listener. ...

NEWS: EVENT

Allan Holdsworth's Re-Issues Release Party April 4 In Venice, CA

Allan Holdsworth's Re-Issues Release Party April 4 In Venice, CA

Manifesto Records is presenting a special record release party for Allan Holdsworth on Tuesday, April 4, at 8:30 PM, at the Del Monte Speakeasy in the Townhouse Venice. Townhouse Venice is at 52 Windward Ave., in Venice
Opening is Cameron Morgan
This is a 21 and over show
Admission is $20 ...

ARTICLE: JAZZ RACONTEURS

Larry Coryell: Free Spirit and Pioneer

Read "Larry Coryell: Free Spirit and Pioneer" reviewed by Steve Khan

Not too long ago, I learned that sadly, one of my great inspirations, guitarist Larry Coryell had passed away here in New York on February 19th, 2017. Somewhere around 1968, I remember being in college at U.C.L.A. and going several times to see Larry play as part of the visionary Gary Burton Quartet. Usually they played ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Kurt Rosenwinkel: Caipi

Read "Caipi" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Ten years in the making and with master guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel predominantly playing all the instruments (aside from additional contributions from notable guests such as Mark Turner on tenor saxophone and Eric Clapton on “Little Dream"), this is an intriguingly fine album of light, but not lightweight, tracks.

Opening with a distinctly Brazilian feel ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Tisziji Munoz: Alpha Nebula Expanded: The Monster Peace

Read "Alpha Nebula Expanded: The Monster Peace" reviewed by Dave Wayne

The visionary guitarist Tisziji Munoz was introduced to the listening public in the late 1970s as a sideman on a now impossibly rare Pharoah Sanders album (Pharoah, India Navigation, 1977). This was followed by his debut as a leader, Rendezvous With Now (India Navigation, 1978). After a decade-long gap in recording activity, Munoz began releasing albums ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Flying Machines: Flying Machines

Read "Flying Machines" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Flying Machines is the eponymous debut album by a group led by British guitarist Alex Munk whose late father Roger Munk was the inspiration for the project. Munk Senior was a leading figure in the design and construction of modern airships, otherwise known as Hybrid Air Vehicles. Munk Junior graduated in 2009 from Leeds College of ...

Beledo: Dreamland Mechanism

Read "Dreamland Mechanism" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Hailing from Montevideo, Uruguay but now resident in New York City, prodigiously talented multi-instrumentalist Beledo signed to MoonJune Records in 2013. The result of this signing is a stunningly good album sporting some of jazz fusion's most talented exponents including the redoubtable British drummer Gary Husband and in-demand NYC bassist Lincoln Goines. Beledo won his spurs ...

Rez Abbasi & Junction: Behind the Vibration

Read "Behind the Vibration" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

With a unique touch and distinct abilities, guitarist Rez Abbasi has produced some captivating recordings that have combined modern jazz and Pakistani/American in forward thinking projects like 2015's Intents and Purposes (Enja) with his Acoustic Quartet which put a fresh spin on popular 1970s jazz-rock compositions. Here he presents Junction, a new electric project of original ...


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