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NEWS: RECORDING

Joe Diorio & Steve Bagby's "Straight Ahead To The Light" Reissued On CD, WAV, FLAC & MP3 From Art Of Life Records

Joe Diorio & Steve Bagby's "Straight Ahead To The Light" Reissued On CD, WAV, FLAC & MP3 From Art Of Life Records

This is the third in a series of five CD reissues from guitar legend Joe Diorio's classic Spitball Records recordings from the mid-70s. Originally released in 1976 on Spitball Records, Straight Ahead to the Light was recorded on May 23, 1976 at The First Unitarian Church in Miami, Florida and features Joe Diorio on guitar and ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Joe Diorio's "Peaceful Journey" Available Reissued on CD, WAV, FLAC & MP3 From Art Of Life Records

Joe Diorio's "Peaceful Journey" Available Reissued on CD, WAV, FLAC & MP3 From Art Of Life Records

Purchase CD's, WAV, FLAC or MP3 Digital Downloads via the Art of Life Records web site. Following up on the 2006 CD reissue of Joe Diorio's Solo Guitar (Art of Life, AL1020-2), Art of Life Records is proud to celebrate the 40th anniversary of guitarist Joe Diorio's Peaceful Journey which was originally recorded and released on Spitball ...

Steve Herberman, Hristo Vitchev, Rick Stone and Harvey Valdes

Read "Steve Herberman,  Hristo Vitchev, Rick Stone and Harvey Valdes" reviewed by Dom Minasi

Welcome back to Guitarists Rendezvous, our third installment in a series that introduces readers to emerging or established guitarists who fly just under the radar of public recognition. Each will field the same four questions and we've included audio and video so you can sample their music.

This installment includes a diverse group ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Harvey Valdes: Roundabout

Read "Roundabout" reviewed by Chris Mosey

New York guitarist Harvey Valdes started out at the age of 12 listening to bands like Napalm Death, Sacred Reich and Sick Of It All.

“It was the music that spoke to me: loud, heavy and with a ton of attitude," he told the zine Guitar Moderne. “I would bring in a cassette ...

Mark Kleinhaut, Nat Janoff, Guillermo Bazzola, and Shan Arsenault

Read "Mark Kleinhaut, Nat Janoff, Guillermo Bazzola, and Shan Arsenault" reviewed by Dom Minasi

Welcome back to Guitarists Rendezvous, our second installment in a series that introduces readers to emerging or established guitarists who fly just under the radar of public recognition. Each will field the same four questions and we've included audio and video so you can sample their music.

This installment includes a diverse group ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

Joe Diorio: Exquisite Guitar

Joe Diorio: Exquisite Guitar

Joe Diorio is a jazz guitarist whose name may be unknown to you. I first came across Diorio on two Sonny Stitt albums from 1963—Move on Over and My Main Man. Diorio added so much taste on those dates that I began collecting his work. One of his finest solo guitar albums is To Jobim With ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Mark Egan

Read "Take Five With Mark Egan" reviewed by Mark Egan

Meet Mark Egan:
Over the past 30 years, Mark Egan's ability to groove, perfectly complement the music in any situation and solo expressively has made him one of the most in-demand bass players on the international music scene. While racking up credits with the likes of the Pat Metheny Group, saxophonists Steve Grossman, Dave Liebman, Stan ...

Take Five With Lena Bloch

Read "Take Five With Lena Bloch" reviewed by Lena Bloch

Meet Lena Bloch:
Lena Bloch was born in Moscow and has studied music in Israel, Germany, and the United States where she earned a Master's of Music in Composition at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Since moving to the United States in 2003, Bloch has been a solist with the Vermont Jazz Big Band, the ...

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

Miles Okazaki: Cleaning the Mirror

Read "Miles Okazaki: Cleaning the Mirror" reviewed by Daniel Lehner

In the backyard of his home in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, guitarist Miles Okazaki has spent time constructing a multifaceted backyard/garden filled with overhanging plants, stone walkways and a wooden pavilion surrounding a table and benches. The slats of the pavilion's floor seem to have been crafted merely for aesthetic purposes, but there's another process at work: ...