“Back in Time” may be many people’s first exposure to George Varghese but he has already set his stamp in India where he has won seven national com petitions for “Best Lead Guitarist.” Now calling Seattle home, Varghese is guitarist and producer at Verge...
It is conjectured that Sigmund Freud, among other quirks, suffered from melophobia – a fear of music. He actually is on record – mea culpa for that word choice – as stating that he could not “derive any pleasure” from it. It’s so ironic that the father of...
Wood is what is exciting about this generation of jazz; the shear command of her instrument is present and evident in every cut. Her versatility is cutting edge and her song-crafting is mature and skilled. This being Wood’s second offering to date shows...
I was quite taken by the music of Shapes and Analogies and even more impressed by DiRuzza, a gifted jazz guitarist and star in the making. The album is a clear winner worth repeated spins and guaranteed to add a wonderful dimension to any jazz collection.
11/18/15 Community Articles
From December 30 (2015) until January 3, 2016, Italian jazz-funk sensation Camera Soul will debut at the prestigious Umbria Winter Jazz Festival to perform nine shows throughout the five-day event. Info at http://www.umbriajazz.com.
11/17/15 Community Articles
Because he is not sighted, Prof. Marc Medwin at American University, Washington, D.C. sent us this review and asked us to submit it to JazzTimes for publication. His email address is marcmedwin@gmail should you wish to confirm this with him.
11/16/15 Community Articles
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SONNY SHARROCK's Classic Definer ASK THE AGES Released By M.O.D. Technologies - Enhanced And Re-mastered
Guitarist Sonny Sharrock wasn't just ahead of his time, like a freight train roaring through a darkened station, not just hours but weeks ahead of schedule. With Elvin Jones, Pharoah Sanders, Charnett Moffett.
Dubopera As Part Of The Incunabula Digital Series Presented By M.O.D. Technologies - Masahiro Shimba & Bill Laswell
A unique fusion of classic opera mixed with contemporary dub set in a progressive, futuristic, rhythmic environment. Masahiro Shimba is a leading Japanese opera singer. Produced and arranged by Bill Laswell.
Eternal Monomyth is Ess’ musical statement about the harmonious journey taken by a hero. The term Monomyth originated with the great American mind, teacher, and philosopher, Joseph Campbell. Ess, our musical hero, unfolds a journey that is very human and...
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