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NEWS: RECORDING

Machrijazz: A New Happening In Jazz Guitar by Martin Connolly

Machrijazz: A New Happening In Jazz Guitar by Martin Connolly

Machrijazz is the second album by solo guitar artist Machrijam. It features twelve tracks played exclusively on guitar, overdubbed. As the title suggests, Machrijazz represents a sui generis jazz, not easily categorized. It is blues-infused, but some tracks incorporate Country ‘n' Western or even a rock feel. The playing is assured and dynamic, the songs short ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Shambhu: Soothing Guitar for Stressful Times

Read "Shambhu: Soothing Guitar for Stressful Times" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

The times we live in call for reflection and one of the ways of providing it is through music. Music can slow our lives down and make us live in the moment, but it can also connect people. Since he discovered music, guitarist and composer Shambhu Neil Vineberg has been on a journey that has seen ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Bill Bruford's Earthworks: Earthworks Complete

Read "Earthworks Complete" reviewed by John Kelman

Since retiring as a professional musician in 2009, progressive/art rock turned jazz drummer Bill Bruford has successfully managed to maintained a place in the public eye. Beyond his engaging, informative and successful Bill Bruford: The Autobiography (Jawbone Press, 2009), the drummer/percussionist has more recently released a second, equally captivating book, Uncharted: Creativity and the Expert Drummer ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Tommy Halferty & Norma Winstone: Tommy Halferty Invites Norma Winstone

Read "Tommy Halferty Invites Norma Winstone" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Though the collaboration between Irish guitarist Tommy Halferty and English singer Norma Winstone goes back twenty five years, this, surprisingly, is the duo's debut recording. That it came about at all is thanks to the lever pulling of Irish jazz impresario Allen Smith, who first brought Winstone across the pond in the early 1990s. Winstone and ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Roman Miroshnichenko Nominated In The 17th Independent Music Awards With The Song Dedicated To Larry Coryell

Roman Miroshnichenko Nominated In The 17th Independent Music Awards With The Song Dedicated To Larry Coryell

Multi-Award winning guitarist, bandleader and producer Roman Miroshnichenko was named by Music Resource Group (MRG) today as a Nominee in The 17th annual Independent Music Awards (The IMAs). Nominated for the Best Instrumental Song Category Roman's composition “Song For Godfather Of Fusion" was dedicated to one of the greatest guitar players of all time Larry Coryell. ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Larry Coryell

Jazz Musician of the Day: Larry Coryell

All About Jazz is celebrating Larry Coryell's birthday today!

Musician magazine named him to its list of 100 greatest guitarists alive today, and after releasing more than 60 albums as a leader and playing on dozens more as a sideman in the last 40 years, Larry Coryell\'s definitely earned that honor. Exploring the sound of ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Susanna Risberg: Bold As Love

Read "Susanna Risberg: Bold As Love" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Listen to Susanna Risberg playing and it doesn't take long to realize that the twenty-eight-year-old Swedish guitarist is a bit special. Despite her relatively young years Risberg has been gigging for fifteen years already, turning more than a few heads along the way with a style that is unflashy yet exciting, technically impressive yet emotionally keen. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Chuck Deardorf: Perception

Read "Perception" reviewed by Paul Rauch

Before the tech revolution that has ushered in an era of unprecedented growth and global recognition, the city of Seattle was a bit of an outpost in the world of jazz. Since the 1920s, the city has enjoyed a vibrant and innovative jazz scene, often resulting in local musicians backing major international touring artists. The emerald ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Randy Brecker with the NDR Big Band - The Hamburg Jazz Orchestra: Rocks

Read "Rocks" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Randy Brecker has been at the forefront of jazz since the late 1960s. His debut album as leader way back in 1969 was Score (Solid State). In addition to numerous albums under his own name he's also recorded with George Benson, Duke Pearson, Dreams and Larry Coryell's Eleventh House, to name just a few. But perhaps ...

Tracy Alexander

Born in New York City on July 8th 1957, Tracy Alexander is the son of internationally renowned Jazz Drummer Elmer "Mousie" Alexander (1922-1988). "Mousie" was voted onto the list of Top Ten Jazz Drummers internationally for over 40 Years by The Downbeat Jazz Polls. Tracy studied with his Father from the age of 12 years old and two years later was accepted into Choate School's Jazz Performance Class where he played drums in The Mighty Midgets Of Jazz Big Band under the direction of Phil Wilson. In 1972 at the age of 15 years old Tracy began playing professionally on weekends and was invited to join The Nassau County Neophonic Lab Band which was composed of the finest high school level Jazz Musicians in the area