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Sharam Gill

Formerly, the creative force behind the group, Panjaea. Has played in America and the UK and at the London Olympics, Athletes Village. Now fronts the band, Cox McQueen.


Article: Building a Jazz Library

John McLaughlin

Read "John McLaughlin" reviewed by Walter Kolosky

Few tasks are more daunting than picking just ten of a great jazz artist's albums for a library collection. Each record adds in its own way to the appreciation of any artist. But in the case of guitarist John McLaughlin (b. 1942), choosing representative albums is made an even more difficult chore because so many of ...


News: Video / DVD

Unknown Mahavishnu Orchestra Video Unearthed

Unknown Mahavishnu Orchestra Video Unearthed

An investigative reporter, doing research for a book about an aspect of the Beatles, has discovered a long-forgotten and very rare professionally produced video performance of the Mahavishnu Orchestra. The video was literally on its way to the trash bin to be lost forever when Paul Larosa eyed it amongst a treasure trove of musical memorabilia ...

News: Book / Magazine

2013 Special Edition eBook "Power, Passion And Beauty - The Story Of The Legendary Mahavishnu Orchestra"

2013 Special Edition eBook "Power, Passion And Beauty - The Story Of The Legendary Mahavishnu Orchestra"

2013 marks the 40th anniversary of the tumultuous break-up of the greatest band that ever was, the Mahavishnu Orchestra. The group, founded by British guitarist John McLaughlin, was the first to fuse jazz, rock and world music into critical and commercial success. In a remarkable feat, its strictly instrumental albums were able to find their way ...


Article: Interview

Walter Kolosky: Affairs of the Heart

Read "Walter Kolosky: Affairs of the Heart" reviewed by Ian Patterson

It took journalist Walter Kolosky eight months to put together Follow Your Heart: John McLaughlin Song by Song (Abstract Logix, 2010), though, in effect, this impressive listener's guide has been the culmination of a lifetime listening to the English guitarist's music. Kolosky has written extensively on McLaughlin's music for many years, and has interviewed him many ...


Article: Album Review

Rave Tesar Trio: You Decide

Read "You Decide" reviewed by Walter Kolosky

New York pianist and composer Rave Tesar has been on the scene since the early 1980s. His strong playing, highlighted by his inventive improvisational skills, has made him an in-demand session player for years. His acoustic trio for this straight-ahead recording is rounded out with Kermit Driscoll (Bill Frisell, Buddy Rich, Patti Austin) on bass and ...


Article: Interview

Billy Cobham: Rhythm Is A Sonic Mirror

Read "Billy Cobham: Rhythm Is A Sonic Mirror" reviewed by Walter Kolosky

The universe is engaged in a miraculous rhythm that is the ultimate timekeeper. Due to his pivotal role in an important new documentary film, Billy Cobham, a master timekeeper himself, is now more aware of this than he has ever been. Early in Cobham's career he played with Horace Silver, Miles Davis ...


Article: Interview

Joe DeRenzo: On the Comeback

Read "Joe DeRenzo: On the Comeback" reviewed by Walter Kolosky

You might say that jazz drummer Joe DeRenzo has a history of vocational commitment problems. After all, he has successfully pursued several careers and then abruptly left them behind. He was an up-and-coming pro drummer in fusion's heyday. He then left the music business to become an actor and was once offered help by a future ...


Article: Multiple Reviews

Two Degrees of Separation: Mitchel Forman, Stu Goldberg and Gary Husband

Read "Two Degrees of Separation: Mitchel Forman, Stu Goldberg and Gary Husband" reviewed by Walter Kolosky

There are three outstanding piano albums now in release that need your immediate attention. Each is the product of a fertile imagination, unique approach and virtuosic skill. Mitchel Forman, Stu Goldberg and Gary Husband are among the strongest voices on piano in the last 25 years. Each has taken a different and exciting journey to the ...


Article: Extended Analysis

Meeting Of The Spirits: A Celebration Of The Mahavishnu Orchestra

Read "Meeting Of The Spirits: A Celebration Of The Mahavishnu Orchestra" reviewed by Walter Kolosky

There's been a rush of Mahavishnu Orchestra related projects during the last two years. First there was Mahavishnu keyboardist Jan Hammer playing Mahavishnu music with guitarist Jeff Beck in Europe. Then there was the Jeff Richman-produced tribute album, Visions Of An Inner Mounting Apocalypse. There is the ongoing success of the Mahavishnu Project band and its ...


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