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The Diverse Musical Settings of Vijay Iyer - Solo, Duo, Trio & Sextet

Read "The Diverse Musical Settings of Vijay Iyer - Solo, Duo, Trio & Sextet" reviewed by Russell Perry

The last decade was one of immense consequence and productivity for pianist/composer Vijay Iyer. In 2012 alone, in the DownBeat International Jazz Critics Poll he was voted Artist of the Year, Pianist of the Year, Small Group of the Year (the Vijay Iyer Trio), Album of the Year (Accelerando), and Rising Star Composer of the Year. ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Panagiotis Andreou: The World In A Bass

Read "Panagiotis Andreou: The World In A Bass" reviewed by Mike Jacobs

My first encounter with Panagiotis Andreou was while covering a bass workshop that included him along with the likes of Richard Bona (Zawinul Syndicate, Mike Stern), Michael League (Snarky Puppy), Dwayne “Mono Neon" Thomas (Prince, Ghost Note) and Wes Stephenson (The Funky Knuckles). All of these players seemed humbled by each other's presence during the opening ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

Aka Moon - Una Doverosa Retrospettiva

Read "Aka Moon - Una Doverosa Retrospettiva" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Constellations Box 1992>2015 (OutThere Music) raccoglie i frutti dei primi 25 anni di attività del trio belga Aka Moon. La cosa che sorprende di più all'ascolto di questo voluminoso cofanetto è che il gruppo non abbia ancora ricevuto il riconoscimento internazionale che merita assolutamente. Nonostante la corposa discografia di altissimo livello finora realizzata, raccolta in questo ...

All Terrain Guitar

Label: Susila Music
Released: 2016
Track listing: Springtime in New York; Song for the Wind; Nap of the Earth; Pinch Pennies in Monaco; 31; Final Approach; Electron Dance; The Keyword is Love.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Prasanna: All Terrain Guitar

Read "All Terrain Guitar" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

As a solo artist, Prasanna (Raga Metal Conversations, Raga Bop Trio) doesn't record that often, but when he does, it's usually an impressive musical statement, incited by his ferocious licks and unique convergence of Indian Carnatic music with a Western muse. For example, check out his previous outing, which is an East-West tribute to Jimi Hendrix ...

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The 5th Annual Alternative Guitar Summit: February 4, 2015 @ Shapeshifter Lab And February 6-8, 2015 @ Rockwood Music Hall

The 5th Annual Alternative Guitar Summit: February 4, 2015 @ Shapeshifter Lab And February 6-8, 2015 @ Rockwood Music Hall

Presenting 22 Guitarists, New Podcast Featuring Nels Cline, Plus Masterclasses @ Spectrum The 2015 AGS will feature 22 Guitarists!: Ben Monder, Steve Mackey, Scott Johnson, Lee Ranaldo, Liberty Ellman, David Gilmore, Joel Harrison, Miles Okazaki, Kenny Wessel, Doug Wamble, Adam Levy, Sheryl Bailey, Michael Gregory Jackson, Anders Nilsson, Aaron Dugan, Marco Cappelli, Gyan Riley, David Fiuczynski, ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

George Brooks: Global Conversations

Read "George Brooks: Global Conversations" reviewed by Anil Prasad

Being a musician isn't a career for saxophonist George Brooks, it's a journey. Navigating an expansive variety of Indian classical music-influenced environments is at the heart of his travels. Brooks is best known for leading Summit, a cross-cultural ensemble that includes bassist Kai Eckhardt, guitarist Fareed Haque, tabla hero Zakir Hussain and drummer Steve Smith. He ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Vijay Iyer: Tirtha

Read "Tirtha" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

A confluence of ideas is encountered in the kinetic and unusual Tirtha, featuring three South Asian luminaries: the critically acclaimed jazz pianist Vijay Iyer; and his equally accomplished trio-mates, guitarist/composer Prasanna, and tablaist Nitin Mitta. Iyer formed the band in 2007 when asked to put together a concert celebrating 60 years of Indian independence. The title ...

Prasanna: Electric Ganesha Land

Label: Susila Music
Released: 2006
Track listing: 1) "Eruption In Bangalore"; 2) "Snakebanger's Ball"; 3) "4th Stone From The Sun"; 4) "Dark Sundae In Triplicane"; 5) "Indra's Necklace"; 6) "9th Stone From The Sum"; 7) "Iguana On A Funky Trail"; 8) "8th Avenue And East Mada Street"; 9) "Pot Belly Blues"; 10) "Sri Jimi"; 11) "Bowling For Peace"


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