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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Steve Coleman and Five Elements at SFJAZZ

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Steve Coleman and Five Elements
SFJAZZ
San Francisco, CA
December 14, 2014

“The main thing that I consciously try to follow is things I find in nature, in universe. Basically I see the universe as sort of giant palette of forms within forms."--Steve Coleman

He is a 2014 MacArthur ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Fareed Haque: Out of Nowhere

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Fareed Haque is quite clear about the impact of guitarist Pat Martino on his own playing: “He is my inspiration in jazz guitar. And if I have a mission, it's to blend the John McLaughlin world with the Pat Martino world. Every guitarist, every musician, is a synthesis of the history. So if you want to ...

ARTICLE: FROM THE INSIDE OUT

Vámanos – Let’s Go!

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As jazz continues to indelibly leave imprints on music all over the globe, this column explores everything from classic 1960s and '70 singles from Peru to contemporary updates of traditional blues from Turkey and Greece. Vámanos--let's go!

Ҫiğdem Aslan
Mortissa
Asphalt Tango
2013

Ҫiğdem Aslan was born in the ...

NEWS: RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: June 28, 2010

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 37 — Jason Moran Ten (Blue Note) 380 76 +304 21 60 1 2 2 11 8 Bill Charlap & Renee Rosnes Double Portrait (Blue Note) 345 133 +212 13 63 2 4 3 1 3 Dr. Lonnie Smith Spiral (Palmetto) 238 229 +9 ...

Garaj Mahal: More Mr. Nice Guy

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There is different, and there is distinct. Either can describe More Mr. Nice Guy by Garaj Mahal, although the latter is probably more telling. Several genres of music are mixed, matched and pushed around in this effort.

Garaj Mahal features guitar and sitar virtuoso Fareed Haque, bass master and educator Kai Eckhardt, gospel-inspired keyboardist ...

Garaj Mahal: More Mr. Nice Guy

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American funk, jazz, African-based rhythms and Middle Eastern modalities are all part of the collective sound of Garaj Mahal's More Mr. Nice Guy. That, perhaps, is the “nicest" characteristic of this CD, where there's a multitude of voices sounding from the corners of our blue marble--although “smoking hot" might be a better description. Reminiscent of Return ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Moog Music Presents Garaj Mahal's "Discovery", Showcasing the Moog Guitar

Moog Music Presents Garaj Mahal's "Discovery", Showcasing the Moog Guitar

DISCOVERY: Garaj Mahal and Fareed Haque Present The Moog Guitar When top musicians play innovative instruments, magic happens ASHEVILLE, N.C. (March, 2010) - Take the guitar considered by many to be the most innovative instrument of the decade; put it in the hands of a musical visionary and you're sure to embark on a voyage of discovery. Moog ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Garaj Mahal's "More MR. Nice Guy" Released on Owl Studios

Garaj Mahal's "More MR. Nice Guy" Released on Owl Studios

There is always something new and progressive coming from Garaj Mahal. Featuring guitar and sitar virtuoso Fareed Haque, world-renowned bass master and educator Kai Eckhardt, gospel-inspired funky jazz keyboardist Eric Levy, and newly-added drummer/vocalist Sean “the Rick" Rickman, Garaj Mahal creates a sound that's always growing and always smoking hot. Since their formation in 2000, Garaj Mahal ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Garaj Mahal: Woot

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Garaj Mahal is a strange and colorful bird. It's music draws heavily from '70s fusion, with elements of everything from the Mahavishnu Orchestra and Return to Forever to Weather Report, as well as progressive rock bands in the broadest sense of the term. To this already potent mix where, needless to say, high octane musicianship is ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Garaj Mahal: Blueberry Cave

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The fifth studio release from this San Francisco quartet embodies the modern instrumental jam band movement and preserves the freewheeling legacy of 1970s progressive rock along the way.

Alan Hertz (drums), Eric Levy (keyboards), Kai Eckhardt (bass), and Fareed Haque (guitar) came into Garaj Mahal from varied backgrounds: Eckhardt played in John McLaughlin's trio, ...