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NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Founding Member Of Jefferson Starship's Lawsuit Over Name Continues

Founding Member Of Jefferson Starship's Lawsuit Over Name Continues

A federal judge Tuesday refused to dismiss a lawsuit from Jefferson Starship’s former lead guitarist, who wants the group to stop using the rock band’s famous name. U.S. Magistrate Judge Maria Elena James denied a motion to dismiss Craig Chaquico’s second amended complaint. Chaquico sued his former bandmates David Freiberg and Donny Baldwin in April, claiming they are using ...

NEWS: RECORDING

“Feels Like Home” Thanks To Saxman MacArthur’s Friends

“Feels Like Home” Thanks To Saxman MacArthur’s Friends

Album “Sanctified” by the appearance of Brian Bromberg, Rick Braun, Jeff Lorber and Jeff Golub Tampa, FL: “When are you going to let me make a record with you?” For years, Grammy-nominated bassist Brian Bromberg posed this question to saxophonist Mike MacArthur. Finally the saxman acquiesced. He grabbed his tenor horn, hopped a jet and camped out ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Popular Jazz Artist Euge Groove Converts Top Hits Into Interactive Format

Popular Contemporary Jazz Artist Euge Groove Develops Interactive Album to Play and Listen to with the Beamz Player Interactive Music System Groove on This! Album Debuts at J&R MusicWorld MusicFest in New York City August 26-28. Beamz Interactive, an interactive music products company that develops innovative musical instruments and music entertainment products to enable people of all ages ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Louie Shelton: In Session

Read "Louie Shelton: In Session" reviewed by Alan Bryson

Hundreds of millions of people have heard him play without having heard of him. A veteran session guitarist, Louie Shelton played on a slew of million-selling records during his three decades in Los Angeles. His credits include female vocalists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Peggy Lee, Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, Gladys Knight, and Whitney Houston; ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jim Peterik: Jim Peterik's Lifeforce

Read "Jim Peterik's Lifeforce" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

Jim Peterik describes his music as “jazz that rocks." As far as self critiques go, that's a fair assessment. After Jeff Beck found critical and commercial success with Blow by Blow (Epic, 1975), it opened the door for other rock guitarists (Rick Derringer, Craig Chaquico, Ronnie Montrose) to jump in and start playing jazz fusion or ...

Craig Chaquico: Follow the Sun

Read "Follow the Sun" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

Back when he was pumping out power chords for Jefferson Starship (later trimmed down to simply Starship) guitarist Craig Chaquico performed on one of the band's biggest and last hits, “We Built This City." That song would later top VH-1's The 50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs...Ever as the absolute worst rock song.

Chaquico didn't deserve ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Craig Chaquico Jazz Guitar Wizards to Cast Spell on Tucson!

Craig Chaquico Jazz Guitar Wizards to Cast Spell on Tucson!

Grammy nominated jazz guitarist and music icon Craig Chaquico will join the five-man combustible force of musical nature known as Turning Point in a special appearance that promises to deliver an electrifying, show-stopping experience for all ages.

The concert will take place Saturday, May 2 at 7:30 PM in the Arizona Ballroom of the JW ...

Craig Chaquico & Russ Freeman: From the Redwoods to the Rockies

Read "From the Redwoods to the Rockies" reviewed by Dave Hughes



In 1998, Russ Freeman took a break from the Rippingtons to team up with fellow guitarist Craig Chaquico to produce musical journeyFrom the Redwoods to the Rockies. While both guitarists play electric and acoustic axes, the overall feeling tends towards acoustic. The composition credits are split pretty evenly among the pair, with half of ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Craig Chaquico: Once in a Blue Universe

Read "Once in a Blue Universe" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Former Jefferson Starship guitarist Craig Chaquico is one of the most successful and reliable of the crop of rock musicians who have recently switched genres into contemporary jazz. His fourth CD, Once in a Blue Universe continues to broaden his jazz horizons while providing some very satisfying and distinctive music. Fans of Craig's first two albums ...