Imagine if in the mountainous region of Albania or southern Yugoslavia during the Communist ruled days of the 1970s, the sons of sheep herders clandestinely tuned in to rock radio from the other side of the Iron Curtain
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The keyboardist is a Mexican expatriate living in Prague, the drummer is an Argentinian expatriate living in Mexico, the acoustic bassist is a Mexican still in Mexico and the guitarist is a guy from New York.
Founding Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid is playing a different tune these days – a hard-driving jazz-rock tune alongside an all-star cast of Jack Bruce, John Medeski and Cindy Blackman-Santana.
One surefire way to know if your ears are trained to listen to European-derived music forms is to listen to microtonal music for even just a few seconds. If it strikes you as exotic and weird, then you are most attuned to Western style music
The L.A.-based quintet Jazz Punks’ thing is to create jarring music by mashing up classic songs of straight ahead jazz with diametrically opposed classic songs of rock.
It would be tempting to call this jazz fusion, or jazz rock. Or jazz something. But there’s so very much more going on, as Yes alum Trevor Rabin hurtles through Jacaranda, due May 8, 2012 from Varese Vintage Records.
May 15, 2012 will be a day of celebration for Santana fans, and not just the ones who celebrate any new Santana release.
Sprung from classmates at the well-regarded New England Conservatory of Music, Ro Sham Beaux, est. 2009, is a Boston based band that, in a rarity for a fusion jazz ensemble, takes the “band” word seriously: they operate as a true cooperative.
Pull up a chair; there’s piping hot newness in store from the likes of Dar Williams, Duke Robillard, Hank Williams III, Jon Cleary and Lurrie Bell
Back in 1984 I purchased my first McCoy Tyner album, Dimensions, which was his current release at the time.