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Swiss Minimalistic Jazz Ensemble Akku Quintet To Release Fourth Album Depart On Trey Gunn's 7d Media Label

Swiss Minimalistic Jazz Ensemble Akku Quintet To Release Fourth Album Depart On Trey Gunn's 7d Media Label

The Akku Quintet was founded by drummer and composer Manuel Pasquinelli. Says renown writer Sid Smith, “Best-known for his work in Swiss post-rock minimalist outfit, SONAR, Pasquinelli's writing contains an almost cinematic dimension that encompasses bittersweet moods and moments of unfolding drama.” The band is based in Switzerland, from where they dispense a minimalistic jazz groove ...

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Sonar's The Bill Laswell Mix Translations To Be Released On Limited Edition 12-inch Vinyl Ep On 7d Media

Sonar's The Bill Laswell Mix Translations To Be Released On Limited Edition 12-inch Vinyl Ep On 7d Media

The Swiss quartet Sonar has quickly gained international reputation for creating a unique blend of forward-thinking instrumental music imbued with power, tension and emotional identity. With their slow-build approach to dramaturgy and avoidance of conventional forms, they focus on collective group efforts and a deeper kind of interaction amongst their members Stephan Thelen (guitar), Bernhard Wagner ...

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Innovative Guitarist Jon Durant Releases New Solo Guitar Album Alternate Landscapes

Innovative Guitarist Jon Durant Releases New Solo Guitar Album Alternate Landscapes

Following his acclaimed CD Parting Is, Jon Durant returns with a new solo album Alternate Landscapes. While both records are solo guitar, that’s also where the similarity ends. Alternate Landscapes expands the idea of solo guitar to include MIDI guitar triggering old school synthesizer sequences and breathy wind instruments alongside Jon’s signature cloud guitar textures. The ...

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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 ...

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Prog Ensemble Kinetic Element To Release Third Album The Face Of Life February 28, 2019

Prog Ensemble Kinetic Element To Release Third Album The Face Of Life February 28, 2019

Kinetic Element, a band based in Richmond, Virgina (USA) that finally made a mark in the prog world in its tenth year in 2016 by performing at ROSfest and Terra Incognita, and in 2017 at Progtoberfest, has been through some changes in the last couple of years. Sporting a new guitarist and vocalist, and venturing into vinyl for ...

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Avant-Jazz Group The Oddyssey Quartet To Release Sophomore Album We Are All Branches Of The Same Tree

Avant-Jazz Group The Oddyssey Quartet To Release Sophomore Album We Are All Branches Of The Same Tree

Following up their debut of composed music “Suite for the End of the Earth,” “We Are All Branches of the Same Tree” is the second release from avant-jazz group the Oddyssey Quartet, featuring twelve improvised pieces from four musicians who have only played together a handful of times but who share the common ancient language of ...

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Guitarist Markus Reuter Releases First Christmas Album

Guitarist Markus Reuter Releases First Christmas Album

Poly-disciplinary musician and touch guitarist Markus Reuter has just released his first Christmas album—a free, limited-availability-period recording of five traditional Christmas songs (each of which has been given Markus’ distinctive loop/solo/soundscape treatment). As with much of Markus’ music, the pieces are accessible and enjoyable while concealing hidden depths. Beneath and behind Markus’ soulful touch guitar renditions ...

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David Pate & Rex Shepherd, One Half Of The Oddyssey Quartet, To Release New Album Seeing Sound

David Pate & Rex Shepherd, One Half Of The Oddyssey Quartet, To Release New Album Seeing Sound

The first duet release from one half of the Oddyssey Quartet, with David Pate (Sam Rivers Rivbea Orchestra) and guitarist and composer Rex Shepherd (No End of Now). Seeing Sound features the two playing an improvised set, creating palpable musical textures using subtle harmonic and melodic ideas and developing them into intuitive conversations, “seeing” the sound ...

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O.R.k. Announce Details Of New Album Ramagehead Set For Release Through Kscope On February 22, 2019

O.R.k. Announce Details Of New Album Ramagehead Set For Release Through Kscope On February 22, 2019

O.R.k., comprising some of contemporary music's most revered artists, have combined their creative forces once again for a new studio album; their first for the ground-breaking UK label Kscope; O.R.k's Ramagehead will be released on 22nd February 2019. The band feature Italy's celebrated vocalist, producer and award-winning film score composer Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari a.k.a LEF (lead vocals), ...

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Guitar Legend Scott Henderson Offers 10-Week Course Teaching Basic Steps To Improvisation And General Organization On The Guitar

Guitar Legend Scott Henderson Offers 10-Week Course Teaching Basic Steps To Improvisation And General Organization On The Guitar

Legendary guitarist Scott Henderson will take you through the basic steps to improvisation and general organization on the guitar. Over 10 weeks, you’ll learn to use scales and their modes, chord tones, rhythmic ideas, motifs, and chord voicings, all with the focus on musicianship and artistry. Hi Friends, I’m happy to announce that I’m teaching an online ...