Post Tagged with: "Abstract Logix"

John McLaughlin – Black Light (2015)

John McLaughlin – Black Light (2015)

‘Black Light’ shows the still-vital John McLaughlin with the help of his spirited band the 4th Dimension incrementally pushing his craft forward.

Gary Husband and Alex Machacek – Now (2013)

This is something surprising, indeed: An evocative, quietly communicative exploration on guitar and piano from a pair of typically quick-witted post-fusion instrumental improv talents. I was smitten from the first.

Tony Grey – Elevation (2013)

There are more than a few jazz fusion bassists out there with outstanding dexterity, who’ve mastered every Jaco Pastorius lick and made some fusion record full of endlessly serpentine melodies.

John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension – Now Here This (2012)

John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension – Now Here This (2012)

Twenty four albums in, and John McLaughlin is still blowing minds — both musically and, with the zen title here, conceptually. Still recording live, even in the digital age, even at the age of 70. Still kicking some serious, serious guitar ass.

One Track Mind: Alex Machacek, "Very Sad" (2011)

We’ve raved before about the thrilling pyrotechnic brilliance of Alex Machacek, one of the most exciting new voices in fusion guitar right now.

Human Element – The Human Element (2011)

Easy comparisons arrive quickly as the new self-titled Abstract Logix debut release by Human Element spins, since the group has connections to the original pioneers who fused jazz and world music.

One Track Mind: John McLaughlin, "Recovery" (2011)

Guitarist John McLaughlin, decades after his audacious late 1960s’ stateside debut with Tony Williams and Miles Davis, has lost none of his power, virtuosity and vision

Half Notes: Chris Taylor – Nocturnal (2011)

Guitarist-composer Chris Taylor, at once, brings in familiar fusion influences like Weather Report, Pat Metheny and the Zawinul Syndicate, even while adding these fearless flashes of next-gen electronics — samples, voices, weird keyboard programming, chants, scronks, blips, scratches. It’s jam-packed with aural pokes, the kind of album where Taylor, fronting a backing group that includes keyboardist George Whitty and drummerRead More

Something Else! sneak peek: Various artists – Abstract Logix Live (2011)

Fusion label Abstract Logix, which played host to the newly formed New Universe Festival last November in Raleigh, North Carolina, will issue a two-disc commemorative highlights package on July 19

One Track Mind: Jeff Beck/Tal Wilkenfeld, "Cause We've Ended As Lovers" (2008)

One Track Mind: Jeff Beck/Tal Wilkenfeld, "Cause We've Ended As Lovers" (2008)

by S. Victor Aaron Jeff Beck has long been at or near the top of a lot of people’s greatest guitarists lists and it’s not hard to see why. He’s a master technician, and possesses a highly unique, blues-based style that no one has even really come close to duplicating. And he can traverse rock, blues and jazz with equalRead More