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Alex Skolnick

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Alex Skolnick, born in 1968, grew up in Berkeley, California. At age nine, a fascination with the rock group Kiss led to a desire to learn guitar. At age sixteen, Alex tried out for a local band called Legacy. Shortly after graduating from high school, he found himself recording his first album with the group, who by this time had changed their name to Testament. What followed were five albums and countless tours with, among others, Megadeth, Slayer, Judas Priest, and White Zombie. Alex received critical acclaim for his lead guitar work, which had been inspired by heroes such as Eddie Van Halen and Randy Rhoads, ranking high in many guitar magazine polls, often as 'Best Thrash Guitarist' and 'Most Underrated Guitarist.' In addition to his metal accomplishments, Alex has made a mark that no one would have predicted: as a jazz guitarist

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Article: Radio

Erik Escobar, Steve Hunt, Michael Manring, Alex Skolnick and much more

Read "Erik Escobar, Steve Hunt, Michael Manring, Alex Skolnick and much more" reviewed by Len Davis


Tracks from Steve Hunt's Attraction and Sixun's Nouvelle Vague plus, Attention Deficit with Michael Manring, the Alex Skolnick Trio, Third Rail with George Whitty and Dave Holland.Playlist Elektrik Market “Attraction" from Attraction (Spice Rack) 00:00 Sixun “Mo Moustic No Frog" from Nouvelle Vague (Birdology) 06:51 Attention Deficit “American Jingo" from The Idiot King (Magna ...

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Article: Radio

Alex Skolnick, Nicklas Brannstrom, Samo Salamon, adam Holzman and more

Read "Alex Skolnick, Nicklas Brannstrom, Samo Salamon, adam Holzman and more" reviewed by Len Davis


New and recent music from Alex Skolnick, The Mad Lab, Nicklas Brannstrom and The Fat Suit. Plus, more from Adam Holzman with The Last Gig and guitarist Samo Salamon from his album Almost Alone Vol 1.Playlist Alex Skolnick “Conundrum" from Conundrum (Palmetto) 00:00 The Mad Lab “The Maze in the Mind" from Design of ...

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Article: Radio

New releases from guitarist Jane Getter, Graham Costello and Strata and Cameron Graves

Read "New releases from guitarist Jane Getter, Graham Costello and Strata and Cameron Graves" reviewed by Len Davis


New music from guitarist Jane Getter and Premonition, drummer Graham Costello and Strata, and guitarist Gabor Lesko's latest. Playlist Jane Getter “Still Here" from Anomalia (Cherry Red) 00:00 Adam Holzman “Ectoplasm" from Truth Decay (Big Fun) 06:28 Alex Skolnick “Conundrum" from Conundrum (Palmetto) 13:01 Robin & The Woods “Dark Waterfalls" from Moonfall (Bramar 19:32/li> ...

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Article: Live Review

PAKT at ShapeShifter Lab

Read "PAKT at ShapeShifter Lab" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


PAKT ShapeShifter Lab Brooklyn, New York August 15, 2020 For their live stream concert from Brooklyn's ShapeShifter Lab, guitarists Alex Skolnick and Tim Motzer, fretless bass guitarist Percy Jones and drummer Kenny Grohowski followed New York's pandemic guidelines: they wore masks and maintained a six-foot social distance. So retroactively, organizer Leonardo ...

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Article: Live Review

Atlanta Jazz Festival 2019

Read "Atlanta Jazz Festival 2019" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Atlanta Jazz Festival Atlanta, GA May 25-26, 2019 Last year the festival operated under the threat of rain all weekend. This year's 42nd edition saw record-tying high temperatures: 93 and 94 degrees Fahrenheit (ten degrees above the historical averages). No doubt it is a coincidence that the programming was cooler than last ...

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News: Recording

Vinyl Alert! Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius Offer Pre-Order Special For Guilty Of Innocence LP

Vinyl Alert! Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius Offer Pre-Order Special For Guilty Of Innocence LP

Melodic Revolution Records is pleased to announce that Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius will release the LP of their highly acclaimed fifth album Guilty of Innocence a year after the official CD release via Melodic Revolution Records. The 10-track vinyl LP will include a download card of the album. Also for sale are the already-released CD and ...

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Article: Year in Review

Matt Hooke's Best Releases of 2017

Read "Matt Hooke's Best Releases of 2017" reviewed by Matt Hooke


2017 marked the first year that I wrote for All About Jazz, and I got to experience some phenomenal music. It was a diverse year in jazz, international artists like Tony Allen and Seckou Keita brought unique perspectives to jazz. Other artists like Chris Thile, Brad Mehldau, and Dayme Arocena, released some of their best work ...

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Article: Album Review

Jane Getter Premonition: ON Tour

Read "ON Tour" reviewed by John Kelman


With the release of ON (Madfish/Snapper, 2015)--the debut album with her newly minted Premonition band--guitarist Jane Getter completed her move from the funk/fusion guitar workouts of her first two albums (1997's Jane and 2005's See Jane Run) towards a more progressive leaning which began with Three (Alternity, 2012). It's a move that the New York-based Getter ...

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News: Recording

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius Sign To Melodic Revolution Records

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius Sign To Melodic Revolution Records

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius will release their fifth CD Guilty of Innocence through Melodic Revolution Records early Fall 2017. The new 10-track album will be available worldwide in both Physical and Digital formats. Guilty of Innocence features special appearances by Alex Skolnick (Testament), Rave Tesar (Renaissance) and Randy McStine (The Fringe). Guilty of Innocence highlights include ...


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