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Marbin: Israeli Jazz

Read "Israeli Jazz" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Marbin's name and music come from the combined visions of saxophonist Danny Markovitch and guitarist Dani Rabin. Dani was born in California but grew up in Israel, where he met Markovitch and first formed Marbin as a duo in 2007.

“Both Danny and I grew up in Israel listening to Israeli music, but we ...

Sonic Styles of the Seventies

Read "Sonic Styles of the Seventies" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Hugo Fattoruso
Hugo Fattoruso Y Bario Opa
Far Out Recordings
2018

Once upon a time in Uruguay, teenage brothers Osvaldo and Hugo Fattoruso stepped out of their musical family trio to play guitar and bass for popular Latin American jazz (swing) and rock 'n' roll ensembles venturing in ...

Procol Harum: Novum

Read "Procol Harum: Novum" reviewed by Doug Collette

Every once in a great while, a band with some history and, usually, no small pedigree, will reignite the chemistry that begat its sound and do so without over-obvious replication of its essential style. Neil Young and Crazy Horse found themselves in such a rarefied space with Ragged Glory (Reprise, 1990) as did the Allman Brothers ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Experimental Guitarist Rex Shepherd Releases Three Albums Digitally

Experimental Guitarist Rex Shepherd Releases Three Albums Digitally

Guitarist Rex Shepherd has released three albums digitally: Ohio, Sonority and Duets. Combining elements of jazz improvisation and harmony with an approach to guitar playing heavily influenced by diverse players such as Jim Hall, Robin Trower, Fred Frith, and sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar, Rex Shepherd has forged a niche for himself with original music that typically ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Dave Ball: Never Gonna Touch The Ground

Read "Dave Ball: Never Gonna Touch The Ground" reviewed by Jack Gold-Molina

Born March 30, 1950 in Birmingham, England, Dave Ball began playing guitar at the age of 13, and, at the age of 15, left school to pursue music professionally. Two years later, in 1967, he formed the band Ideal Milk with his brother Denny, who played bass, and drummer Cozy Powell, recording a blazing set of ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Gary Husband And Alex Machacek's Release "Now" on Abstract Logix

Gary Husband And Alex Machacek's Release "Now" on Abstract Logix

“Gary Husband and Alex Machacek have co-created an amazing piece of modern music which goes beyond categories...” —Chick Corea Now brings together two maverick voices of contemporary improvisation in a engaging, open-hearted conversation. Collaborating as a duo for the first time, pianist Gary Husband and guitarist Alex Machacek opt for a spare, stripped-down approach that highlights their intuitive, borderline-telepathic interplay across a program ...

NEWS: RECORDING

John McLaughlin, Jan Hammer, Mike Stern and others on the New Gary Husband Album

John McLaughlin, Jan Hammer, Mike Stern and others on the New Gary Husband Album

Multi-dimensional drummer, keyboardist, composer and arranger Gary Husband hits his stride with Dirty & Beautiful Volume 2, his latest release on Abstract Logix Records. Dirty & Beautiful Volume 2 features an explosive all-star line-up of guest musicians such as John McLaughlin, Allan Holdsworth, Jan Hammer, Robin Trower, Jimmy Herring, Wayne Krantz, Mark King, Alex Machacek and ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Robin Trower: New Album and U.S. Tour

TOUR STARTS JANUARY 27 IN FT. LAUDERDALE Robin Trower returns to the US in 2011 for an extensive tour in support of his new CD The Playful Heart. Starting in Fort Lauderdale Florida on January 27, and continuing through the end of June, Robin will be performing his signature songs, with a variety of new material and some surprises included ...