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Eric Johnson

ric Johnson has been traveling on a prolific odyssey over the course of more than four decades. Along the way, his creations have encompassed repertoire that cross pollinate genres which include rock, blues, jazz, fusion, soul, folk, new-age, classical and even country. Inevitably E.J. says it best himself in sharing. “It really boils down to the music and the song at the end of the day,” he explains. “If it doesn’t have that it gets boring for me. The most important thing for me is to grow musically and make a more expansive and meaningful artistic statement with every new project.” As another decade turns, the guitarist, vocalist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist will release a new studio offering titled EJ Vol II

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

The Montreux Years with John McLaughlin, Gary Husband with The Trackers

Read "The Montreux Years with John McLaughlin, Gary Husband with  The Trackers" reviewed by Len Davis


Jaco Pastorius Live at Montreal, Stick Men, Jan Gunnar Hoff, and Mike Stern. Playlist Mahavishnu Orchestra “Radio Activity" from The Montreaux Years ( BMG) 00:00 Jaco Pastorius “Donna Lee" from Live at Montreal (Timeline) 07:19 Yang “Words" from Designed For Disaster (Cuneiform) 14:48 Gary Husband -Alf Terje Hana “All I Need" from The Trackers ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Music From Brazilian Drummer, Igor Willcox, And Emerging Guitarist Nir Felder

Read "New Music From Brazilian Drummer, Igor Willcox, And Emerging Guitarist Nir Felder" reviewed by Len Davis


Brazillian drummer Igor Wilcox Quartet Live in Canada, Nir Felder, Tim Miller and more. Playlist Igor Willcox “The Scare" from Igor Willcox Quartet Live at Jazz Room (Room 73) 00:00 Igor Willcox “2020" from 2020 (Room 73) 07:55 Chema Vilchez “Dissonance and Reality" from the Sacred Nature of Life (Self Produced) 15:46 Eric Johnson ...

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Article: Album Review

Roberto Magris: Suite!

Read "Suite!" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Italian pianist Roberto Magris began his jazz career in the late 1970s, releasing a handful of excellent albums on Soul Note Records. He picked up steam in his collaboration with Kansas City's JMood Records in 2008 on Kansas City Outbound. As a pianist and a bandleader, Magris seems to have soaked up numerous influences--mid-sixties Blue Note ...

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Article: Live Review

The Music & Legacy of Jimi Hendrix: Experience Hendrix at NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Read "The Music & Legacy of Jimi Hendrix: Experience Hendrix at NYCB Theatre at Westbury" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante


The Music & Legacy of Jimi Hendrix: Experience Hendrix NYCB Theatre at Westbury Westbury, NY March 28, 2019 Many describe Jimi Hendrix as the “GOAT" of the electric guitar--the greatest of all-time; the greatest and most influential guitarist who ever lived. James Marshall “Jimi" Hendrix was born Johnny ...

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Article: Album Review

Norman David: The Eleventet - Please Call

Read "The Eleventet - Please Call" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


Clarinetist and soprano saxophonist Norman David founded and has been leading Philadelphia's Eleventet for over three decades. After thirty years playing in in and around the city, the band found their recording groove with their first CD, At This Time (Norman David/Coolcraft, 2011). Now, in this new release, they deliver swinging and ear-popping sounds while at ...

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EJ: Song Explorations on Acoustic Guitar and Piano

Label: Provogue Records
Released: 2016
Track listing: Mrs. Robinson; Water Under the Bridge; Wonder; Wrapped In A Cloud; Once Upon a Time in Texas; One Rainy Wish; Serinidad; Fatherly Downs; The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise; November; All Things You Are; Scarborough Fair; Song for Irene.

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Article: Album Review

Eric Johnson: EJ: Song Explorations on Acoustic Guitar and Piano

Read "EJ: Song Explorations on Acoustic Guitar and Piano" reviewed by Doug Collette


The very announcement of a (largely) solo acoustic album from Eric Johnson is enough to startle fans of the Texas bluesman as well as those who know him only by name and a little of his tenure as a contemporary guitar hero. Hearing EJ: Song Explorations on Acoustic Guitar and Piano will no doubt dazzle those ...

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Article: Album Review

Colin Cannon: Intermission

Read "Intermission" reviewed by Dave Wayne


Thank heavens Colin Cannon divided Intermission (Farewell) into three parts because there's so much going on in this recording that it'd almost impossible to review otherwise. Intermission (Farewell) is the young guitarist's fourth recording as a leader. The fact that he's been recording with the same core musicians (bassist Zak Croxall, drummer Tom Hartman, and keyboardist ...

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Article: Album Review

Dwiki Dharmawan: So Far So Close

Read "So Far So Close" reviewed by Dave Wayne


With the release of So Far So Close by keyboardist Dwiki Dharmawan, MoonJune Records continues their inconceivably fruitful collaboration with the cream of Indonesia's jazz crop. The first non-guitarist to be featured as a leader on the label, Dharmawan nevertheless drafts countrymen (and label mates) Tohpati and Dewa Budjana to provide 6-stringed excitement, while US-based superstars ...


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