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Kevin Kastning’s Extended Guitars

Read "Kevin Kastning’s Extended Guitars" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

American fingerstyle acoustic guitarist Kevin Kastning has increasingly dedicated himself to two musical areas: improvisation and extending the range of the acoustic guitar. He has created a number of new instruments in this quest, including the 36-string Double Contraguitar, 30-string Contra-Alto guitar and 17-string Hybrid Extended Classical guitar he has used on recent recordings. In addition ...

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 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Wingfield Reuter Stavi Sirkis: The Stone House

Read "The Stone House" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Electrifying collective improvisation from four progressive masters. The combination of electric guitar, touch guitar, electric bass and drums recalls the classic David Torn album Cloud About Mercury (ECM, 1987), as well as the various improvisational King Crimson spinoffs called ProjeKcts. U.K. guitarist Mark Wingfield (Jane Chapman, solo artist, and one half of the long-running ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Renowned Music Journalist Barry Cleveland Launches The Lodge

Renowned Music Journalist Barry Cleveland Launches The Lodge

Veteran music journalist and former Guitar Player magazine editor Barry Cleveland has launched The Lodge, a new online music publication featuring in-depth interviews with some of today’s most forward-thinking artists, music reviews, videos, and geeky recording tips and techniques. Cleveland reviews new releases by John McLaughlin, Ben Monder, Sonar, Orion Tango, and Kevin Kastning in his ...


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