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NEWS: RECORDING

Guitar Virtuoso Gustavo Assis-Brasil Releases New Album - "Chromatic Dialogues"

Guitar Virtuoso Gustavo Assis-Brasil Releases New Album - "Chromatic Dialogues"

Much to the anticipation of guitarists worldwide, guitar virtuoso Gustavo Assis-Brasil has released a new album Chromatic Dialogues! The tracks were conceived and recorded in jny: Boston, jny: Los Angeles, and jny: Pittsburgh during the Fall of 2015, and brought to Grammy winner engineer Dave Darlington for mixing and mastering at Bass Hit Studios, jny: New York City, in ...

Take Five With Tim Paul Weiner

Read "Take Five With Tim Paul Weiner" reviewed by Tim Paul Weiner

Meet Tim Paul Weiner:
Tim Paul Weiner is a freelance bassist, songwriter, and composer living in Boston, MA. His early musical career was spent between Los Angeles and the Midwest before moving to the east coast in 2000. He is a Fodera and Epifani artist and a Berklee College of Music Film Scoring graduate. He ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Introducing Nir Felder

Read "Introducing Nir Felder" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

La recente uscita di Golden Age, debutto da leader di Nir Felder (Okeh 2014), conferma i positivi riconoscimenti che il chitarrista ottiene sulla scena musicale di New York. A partire da maestri come Greg Osby, Terri Lyne Carrington o Jack DeJohnette, molti jazzmen l'hanno coinvolto nei loro organici, facendolo conoscere oltre la cerchia del suo pubblico ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Fabrizio Sotti: Right Now

Read "Right Now" reviewed by Mike Oppenheim

Jazz guitarist, songwriter, and pop producer Fabrizio Sotti has been involved with the music industry at all levels throughout his career, offering his varied talents in all genres of music. The 2013 release Right Now is the culmination of his years of experience, diverse musical interests, and accumulation of talented collaborators.

Not a typical ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Dynamic Bassist Tony Grey's New Album Elevation Features John Mclaughlin, Mike Stern, Whitesnake's Reb Beach, Tomoyasu Hotei, David Fiuczynski And Others

Dynamic Bassist Tony Grey's New Album Elevation Features John Mclaughlin, Mike Stern, Whitesnake's Reb Beach, Tomoyasu Hotei, David Fiuczynski  And Others

Los Angeles, CA: Besides being some of the greatest musicians ever known, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Hiromi, John McLaughlin, Branford Marsalis, Zakir Hussain, Mike Stern and Steve Lukather all have something else in common. At one time or another, these legendary artists have counted on the supportive, melodic and propulsive bass playing of the amazing Tony Grey. Artists of such stature and ...

Fabrizio Sotti: Right Now

Read "Right Now" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Right Now consolidates the many different threads that Italian songwriter, guitarist and producer Fabrizio Sotti has explored in his career and weaves them all into a singular, beautiful tapestry. Serving as arranger and producer, he divides Right Now into an even mix of jazzy, reflective originals and soft jazz reflections of songs by Bob Marley, U2 ...

Fusion Groovin’

Read "Fusion Groovin’" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Analog Players Society
Hurricane Season in Brooklyn
Studio Brooklyn
2012

Hurricane Season in Brooklyn marks the debut of the Analog Players Society (APS), an extension of the lifelong pursuit of the groove by the percussionist, engineer and producer known as Amon, who first discovered Turkish, West African and Middle Eastern music ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jaiman Crunk: Encounters

Read "Encounters" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Seattle-based guitarist Jaiman Crunk hasn't taken half measures on Encounters, his debut as leader. In addition to marshalling over 20 top jazz musicians--cherry picked for specific roles--Crunk employs fourteen brass, woodwind and string musicians from the Seattle Symphony Orchestra on half the compositions. These four numbers in particular underline Crunk's notable compositional and arranging skills and ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Fabrizio Sotti: The Key to Music

Read "Fabrizio Sotti: The Key to Music" reviewed by Fernando Rodriguez

Invited to perform at the 16th edition of the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival, this past November, guitarist Fabrizio Sotti was sitting on the beach in Cabarete, along the country's north coast, when this interview took place.

Sottis' most recent release, Inner Dance (E1, 2010), was almost his third release, following the guitarist's This World Upside ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Hiromi: The Voice Inside

Read "Hiromi: The Voice Inside" reviewed by Ian Patterson

What is a voice? How much of people's voices are really their own? After all, language acquisition is derived from successful imitation. Artists of all stripes may labor for years to find their true voice and express themselves as they desire. Even the greatest artists go through a process--often painful--of imitation, refinement and, finally, emergence. The ...