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NEWS: RECORDING

Roman Miroshnichenko Is A Finalist Of International Songwriting Competition!

Roman Miroshnichenko Is A Finalist Of International Songwriting Competition!

Multi-Award winning guitarist, composer and bandleader Roman Miroshnichenko is a Finalist of International Songwriting Competition in the “Instrumental" category for his composition “Forgotten Melody”, which appears on his latest album Surreal. The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is an annual song contest which has the most prestigious panel of judges (Pat Metheny, Sarah Mclachlan, Robben Ford, Wayne Shorter, ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Russian Guitarist Has Won The 1st Prize Of The 18th Annual USA Songwriting Competition

Russian Guitarist Has Won The 1st Prize Of The 18th Annual USA Songwriting Competition

Guitarist, composer and bandleader Roman Miroshnichenko has won the 1st prize at the 18th Annual USA Songwriting Competition in the “Instrumental" category for his composition “Desperation" which appears on his latest album Surreal. The USA Songwriting Competition, the world's leading international songwriting event honors songwriters, composers, bands, and recording artists. Winners were selected by a Blue ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Guitarist Roman Miroshnichenko Releases "Surreal"

Guitarist Roman Miroshnichenko Releases "Surreal"

Surreal, the latest album by Russian jazz fusion guitarist, and Independent Music Award winner, Roman Miroshnichenko is now on sale through online digital distribution in North America at iTunes and CDBaby. Surreal, is a global, collaborative production involving studios from four different continents: Europe, Asia, North, and South America, and some of the most preeminent musicians from ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

John McLaughlin: Risk, Magic And Mystery

Read "John McLaughlin: Risk, Magic And Mystery" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Shortly after completing a successful European tour with the 4th Dimension, guitarist John McLaughlin has some time to put his well-traveled feet up at his home in Monaco and reflect on the evolution of this band, its second CD, Now Here This (Abstract Logix, 2012), and the mysteries of live performance. Yet, just two days before ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Trilok Gurtu: Stirring the Big Old Pot

Read "Trilok Gurtu: Stirring the Big Old Pot" reviewed by Ian Patterson

There is a popular theory of mathematical probability, that if you put a typewriter in front of a monkey, it will, through a process of trial and error, eventually produce a play of William Shakespeare. Swayed by the same sweeping logic, others believe that if you put a trap kit and assorted percussive instruments in front ...

Take Five With Roy Powell

Read "Take Five With Roy Powell" reviewed by Roy Powell

Meet Roy Powell:

Roy Powell studied piano and avant-garde composition at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester England, before defecting to jazz. He first came to prominence in 1994 with his debut recording, A Big Sky, which was hailed as “a real benchmark in British contemporary electric jazz" by Jazz on CD. He ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Ranjit Barot: Bada Boom

Read "Bada Boom" reviewed by John Kelman

He was the rhythmic center of John McLaughlin's Floating Point (Abstract Logix, 2008)--an album that found the fusion guitar great exploring his decades-long interest in an east/west nexus from the electrified and harmony-centric angle of the jazz tradition, rather than the opposing angle of his longstanding and largely acoustic Shakti and Remember Shakti groups, which weighed ...

Roberto Badoglio: Re-Evaluation-Time

Read "Re-Evaluation-Time" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Twenty-five year old Italian bassist Roberto Badoglio conveys strikingly impressive chops on this jazz-fusion based studio date, featuring venerable keyboardist Steve Hunt. In a loose sense, the bassist merges classic fusion with a modern uplift. Consequently, Badoglio has studied with present day bass heavyweights, Matthew Garrison and Dominique Di Piazza and attended Boston's prestigious Berklee College ...

ARTICLE: DVD/FILM REVIEWS

John McLaughlin and The 4th Dimension: Live @ Belgrade

Read "John McLaughlin and The 4th Dimension: Live @ Belgrade" reviewed by John Kelman

John McLaughlin and The 4th Dimension

Live @ Belgrade

Abstract Logix

2009

Fusion never really went away, but thanks to the efforts of two of its greatest innovators, it's been making a powerful comeback in recent years. Keyboard legend Chick Corea reunited with guitarist Al Di Meola, bassist Stanley Clarke and ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Antonio Faraò: Woman's Perfume

Read "Woman's Perfume" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Woman's Perfume esemplifica la tendenza di un certo jazz contemporaneo votato al più esangue mainstream, in cui tutto pare preordinato a tavolino. Un’opera bifronte nella carriera discografica di Antonio Faraò, che eccelle per la squisita musicalità senza però lasciare alcuna traccia sul piano della progettualità. Il suo è un disco raffinato ed estremamente curato nei dettagli, in cui nulla ...


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