Content by tag "Greg Howe"

NEWS: RECORDING

DarWin Releases Debut Concept Album Origin Of Species Internationally Featuring Drum Legend Simon Phillips

DarWin Releases Debut Concept Album Origin Of Species Internationally Featuring Drum Legend Simon Phillips

Welcome to the near-future: the world of DarWin. An intricate musical fantasy concept that launched in November 2018 in the UK only with the ambitious single release of “Escape The Maze,” followed by the full length album Origin Of Species. The album is now available internationally on all major digital distribution platforms, with an epic cinematic video ...

ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

Simon Phillips Protocol at Catalina Jazz Club

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Simon Phillips Protocol
Catalina Jazz Club
Hollywood, CA
February 6, 2018

Early on, the very engaged crowd at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood knew we were in for a treat. Perhaps it was enough that drummer Simon Phillips and his quartet Protocol were ready to take the ...

Take Five with Oytun Ersan

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About Oytun Ersan
Oytun Ersan is a Cypriot electric bass and upright bassist, composer, instructor and conductor. At the early age of 15, Oytun joined the International Nicosia Municipality Orchestra as a bassist where he is still working for the past 20 years. During his career as a musician, Oytun has contributed to a ...

ARTICLE: FILM REVIEWS

Victor Wooten and Carter Beauford: Making Music

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Victor Wooten & Carter Beauford
Making Music
Hudson Music
2002

One of my favorite VHS tapes in High School around 14 years ago was the Hudson Music recording called Making Music, featuring Carter Beauford and Victor Wooten. This recording is still available from Hudson Music and, as of 2002, the film ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Tyson Ailshie

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Meet Tyson Ailshie: Tyson Ailshie hails from Denver, Colorado, where he writes and performs straight-ahead jazz music in trio and duo settings as a group leader. Combining original compositions with deep grooves and intimate settings of eclectic jazz standards, he is beginning to make a name for himself in the Denver area, having performed most recently ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

U-Z: Ultimate Zero - Live

Read "Ultimate Zero - Live" reviewed by John Kelman

Since returning to the progressive rock scene with a new group/EP--UKZ's Radiation (Globe Music, 2009), U.K. co-founder and Frank Zappa/Jethro Tull alum Eddie Jobson has been dealing with the same problems that every indie musician does: keeping a band together for less than regular touring. With UKZ in suspension, the keyboardist/violinist began touring U-Z--devoted to performing ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Greg Howe: Sound Proof

Read "Sound Proof" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Since the late '80s, guitarist Greg Howe has spiraled his way towards the créme de la créme of the progressive-rock/jazz-fusion elite. With his first album since Extraction (Tone Center, 2003), the guitarist spawns more of his melodically shaded, super-speed legato lines while honing in a tad more on the compositional element. This album also features a ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Greg Howe/Victor Wooten/Dennis Chambers: Extraction

Read "Extraction" reviewed by Todd S. Jenkins

In his acclaimed bass camps, Vic Wooten counsels his students that the spaces between the notes are as important as the notes themselves. Greg Howe doesn’t seem to have taken that lesson to heart, considering the number of notes per second on this release. Extraction is just about evenly divided between well-crafted, thoughtful compositions and dead-end ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Greg Howe: Hyperacuity

Read "Hyperacuity" reviewed by AAJ Staff

I have been sampling snippets of instrumentalist rocker Howe for sometime. I wasn’t impressed early on with his shredderiffic rock, even though he’s one of the industry’s hottest acts around. He is incredibly pro with chops, style, execution and pizzazz to covet. I finally bought his Five release a few years back and thought, “Ah yeah, ...