Post Tagged with: "Mike Stern"

Zem Audu – Spirits (2017)

Zem Audu – Spirits (2017)

The international element is strong on ‘Spirit’ like a lot of jazz albums these days but Zem Audu is long beyond that concept of throwing together different ingredients and has mastered making his stew simmer with sophistication.

Andy Galore + Mike Stern, Oz Noy, others – Out and About (2015)

Andy Galore + Mike Stern, Oz Noy, others – Out and About (2015)

Andy Galore‚Äôs ‘Out and About’ works on many levels, from its strong compositions to its production and playing.

Eric Johnson + Mike Stern, “Benny Man’s Blues” from Eclectic: One Track Mind

“Benny Man’s Blues” lives up to the outsized, genre-bending expectations surrounding a studio pairing of Eric Johnson and Mike Stern.

Leni Stern – Jelell (2013)

Perhaps like a lot of jazz guitar fans, I came to Leni Stern by way of her husband Mike, the owner of the so-called “Chops of Doom.”

Carol Morgan – Retroactive (2013)

Carol Morgan is part of two jazz scenes, the NYC epicenter and the underrated Houston, Texas one. Her new, fifth release features this ace trumpeter with jazz luminaries from both towns.

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.

Something Else! sneak peek: Randy Brecker, “First Tune of the Set” (2013)

Something Else! sneak peek: Randy Brecker, “First Tune of the Set” (2013)

He was a founding member of Blood Sweat & Tears, a part of Billy Cobham’s seminal fusion band Dreams and one-half of one of the most exciting rock-jazz combos of the 70s and early 80s, the Brecker Brothers.

Mike Stern – All Over The Place (2012)

There might not be a more accurate title for a Mike Stern album than the one coming out next week.

Stanley Jordan – Friends (2011)

A sharper direction on this new release, not to mention an all-star backing cast, helps Stanley Jordon overcome many of the stereotypes that have dogged him since rising to fame in the early 1980s. Back then, Jordan was riding a wave of attention over his use of a eye-poppingly fast guitar string-tapping technique, but ultimately — save for a fewRead More

Half Notes: Gary Husband – Dirty and Beautiful, Vol. 1 (2010)

As an in-demand drummer and keyboard player, Gary Husband has gotten to play for some pretty heady names in both rock and fusion: John McLaughlin, Jeff Beck, Allan Holdsworth, Mike Stern, Robin Trower, Billy Cobham, Gary Moore, Level 42 and Andy Summers have all called on his services at one time or another. For Dirty and Beautiful Volume 1, manyRead More