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Jon Gagan

Ottmar Liebert discovered Gagan playing in a Santa Fe club in 1988. Liebert was preparing to begin work on his now famous "Nouveau Flamenco" album and felt that Jon's fretless sound would fit his musical vision. Gagan entered the studio with Ottmar soon after, and classic bass tracks such as those on "Heart Still/Beating", "Passing Storm" and "Surrender 2 Love" were recorded. The runaway success of the album led to extensive touring and numerous subsequent recordings. "Nouveau Flamenco" has gone on to be the largest selling guitar album of all time. In 2004, Gagan released his solo debut,' Transit" on SSRI

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Wayne Wesley Johnson & Friends: Jazzamenco

Read "Jazzamenco" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The well-traveled and now New Mexico-based guitarist Wayne Wesley Johnson pulls out all the stops on the generally engaging double-CD set Jazzamenco, using (at various times) no less than seven guest guitarists, saxophone, Latin percussion, pan flute, charango and Chinese pipa to amplify the rhythm section of keyboards, bass and drums (which is present and accounted ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Ottmar Liebert Releases New CD "Dune"

There is a change in the weather and sound for Ottmar Liebert's new release entitled Dune. Magic men are said to be drawn to the desert sands. Sometimes they come as sculptors like Christo that put up strange and beautiful environments that inspire. Sometimes they come as Native American medicine men or old Japanese Kyoto masters ...

Trigonometry

Label: Posi-Tone Records
Released: 2010
Track listing: Trigonometry; Cluster Funk; Slippery; Nucleus; Miss Ann; Sketch; Mood Swing; Labyrinth; Combat; Micro Gravity.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Jacám Manricks: Trigonometry

Read "Trigonometry" reviewed by Mark Corroto

There is a snap to the music of saxophonist Jacám Manricks' music that calls to mind the invention of bebop with it's fidgety energy. Without looking backwards, this recording re-invents that atmosphere of bop animation. After self-releasing Labyrinth (2009), he returns with a stellar cast of players that includes his quartet of Gary Versace ...

Transit 2

Label: Shanachie
Released: 2007

Transit

Label: Shanachie
Released: 2004


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