Since his days with Blood Sweat & Tears in the mid-1970s, followed by stints with Billy Cobham and Miles Davis’ band in the ‘80s, and a solo career that now spans more than 25 years, guitarist Mike Stern has used his jazz roots as a starting point for exploring a range of alternate territories that include R&B, rock, swing, funk, world music and numerous other regions along the musical topography. The recipient of Guitar Player magazine’s Certified Legend Award for 2012, he’s an artist who’s not afraid to bring numerous styles and ideas – however diverse – into the same place just to see what happens. Continue reading
If you’re not familiar with the voice of this highly anticipated release by the versatile Tom Kennedy, the time is now to fine-tune your ears to hear this exceptional bassist. Kennedy honed his skills with the best in the industry and now he’s armed and fully loaded to set the world on fire with his latest contribution to genre bending melodies of contemporary jazz, fusion and funk laced grooves titled “Just For The Record.” —Rob Young | Urban Flux Media
Tom Kennedy -][- Just For The Record –MP3– [Tom Kennedy Music, 2011] –
Bassist extraordinaire Tom Kennedy’s “Just For The Record” (his 3rd CD) is one of the most anticipated releases of 2011. Tom is best known for his work with Tania Maria, Bill Connors, Dave Weckl and Mike Stern. Weckl and Stern return the favor with their generous contributions to this new recording.
Sound wise, the CD covers many genres from Bop and Latin to Fusion and Funk with an allstar musician lineup: Tom Kennedy, acoustic, fretless and electric bass; Mike Stern, guitar; Dave Weckl, drums; Charles Blenzig, keyboards; Jay Oliver, keyboards; Sarina Suno, violin; Bob Albanese, keyboards & Nathan Childers, sax. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !!!
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Cristiano Parato -][- Riding Giants [Videroadio, 2012]
[Biography] – I’m Cristiano Parato, I was born on 22 April 1970 in the small Piedmontese City of Bra. I started to play the bass guitar when I was fourteen, and was taught by Marco Gallesi, ex “Arti & Mestieri”.
My passion for music led me to appreciate various types of music, and I was greatly influenced by Sting and Jaco Pastorius. Naturally studying the bass guitar enabled me to meet and appreciate many other great bassists like Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Michael Manring. Continue reading
The Copenhagen Jazz Festival, July 1-10, Announces The First of Its Major Headliners for 2011:
SONNY ROLLINS, MIKE STERN, KEITH JARRETT TRIO
10 DAYS – 100 VENUES – 1000 SHOWS!
July 3, 7:00 PM @ The Royal Danish Theatre Old Stage:
Sonny Rollins, with Peter Bernstein, Sammy Figueroa, Bob Cranshaw & Kobie Watkins
Legendary tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins will pay a visit Copenhagen Jazz Festival, July 3rd, 2011. The 80-year-old Saxophone Colussus returns to Copenhagen for the first time since the mid 90’s, however to judge from recent reviews, Rollins is still playing with unbelievable stamina and vitality. Continue reading