Wednesday, 2 September 2009
ighlights from the Jeff Kollman group live at the Baked Potato in Los Angeles on Aug 21, 2009. With Jeff Kollman (Glenn Hughes, Cosmosquad, Bombastic Meatbats) on guitar, Glen Sobel (Impellitteri, Sixx AM, Beautiful Creatures) on drums, and Andre Manga on bass. They played tunes from Cosmosquad releases as well as Jeff Kollman's solo release.
Jeff Kollman-Glen Sobel- Andre Manga live part 1
Jeff Kollman-Glen Sobel- Andre Manga live part 2
Alex Berserker : Black and Maple Fender Mexican Strat
Jose Galicia : Black And Rosewood Strat style
Jose Galicia & Alex Berserker Jam
I've only just started a blog, and am just feeling it out at this stage - it will primarily be music and guitar-related, and I hope might offer some useful links and tips, as well as having a bit of my own music in there.
Basically I'm thinking it will have a number of aspects: Yes there will be a section and posts for my music; there will also be some gear/recording stuff I think, as I get a fair number of comments/questions about my tone; there'll also be links to cool stuff I find around the place; and perhaps a few tips/lessons thrown in there at times.
So who am I to do this, and why might people want to read it? Well, people read all kinds of crap on the interwebs :-p Being serious, I've been playing the guitar since I was 11 (26 years ago), and seriously since age 15. Prior to taking up the guitar I played piano, and in-between 11 and 15 I played a bunch of brass instruments. I studied music at school, and took guitar lessons from a jazz guitarist for the first couple of (serious) years.
What that all boils down to is a fairly solid grounding in music in general, and a lot of experience with the guitar specifically. During that time I've done quite a bit of developing and changing, and thinking about playing, practising, and learning - as well as tone tweaking and music in general. I have a fairly wide listening palette, and think I could bring some cool things to others' ears and awareness.
Plus they'll get the odd divertimento by way of gardening, astronomy, cool photos, science and medicine ...
From I heartguitar... check out some more
Here's Raphael Fraser's latest video:
Lady (original song)
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Alex Flouros says:
This is going to be one really busy year!
There is a total of 5 albums that are going to be recorded and released within the year if all goes well..
1)I'm about to finish my 1st personal instrumental album..
2)Fragile Vastness will be reunited to record our 3rd studio album within the next few months..This is a recent decision from all members and we're all very excited about it!
3)I joined blues/hard rock band "Whats The Buzz" a few months ago and we have been writing songs for a new album..Hopefully the album will be released within the year as well..
4)There's a new project building up far different from all my previous work..A band similar to Scar Symmetry and Killswitch Engage.. The recording process has already begun..More info about this soon..
5)Under Pleasure will also be writing material for an album soon..
So there you have it..
A guitar instrumental album,a progressive metal album,a blues/hard rock album,a metalcore/melodic death album and a heavy rock/experimental album.. :)
More info coming soon..
Take care everybody..
Some good old sturdy, reliable, facing kicking, back breaking Racer X lyrics
"I recall when the hard stuff ruled the air
Off on a tear it seemed
To be everywhere
Now it's all the same
With just another name
I'll be the one they blame for
Blowin' up the radio
No matter where the dial is it's on every wave
Makes you it's slave you see
You can't get away
To me they are a joke
Their garbage makes me choke
Up in a puff of smoke
Blowin' up the radio
Hang tough I won't give up I got a plan
Across the land you'll be Breakin' away
Then they all will see
How it's supposed to be
I'll set you all free
By blowin' up the radio
Got my explosives wired
They got my engines fired
I'm blowin' up the radio"
Or the deep, philosophical lyrics of . Y.R.O:
Yes... see what I mean... Less is more...
Now off to visit Jenn at metalichika to get more soft fluffy United States lyrics
One of these days i'm gonna name one of my videos "the most amazing awesome super improvisation guitar god video" hahaha i'm qurious to see what will happen.
For this jam i used my lovely pgm301 with guitar rig3 ! this is my first video with software amp emulation, it's pretty good!
I guess I need to prepare to be flamed and buckets of hate mail!
If you did not appear in this list... it does not mean you weren't playing great, just 45 other people were deemed to be playing better... all subjective I know... but not to worry as there will be another competition.
In addition when we get down to the last 15... there will be 30 other unhappy people... it does not mean you weren't playing great, just 15 other people were deemed to be playing better... and so on. If you think it's easy for us... think again!
Shipping September 16, 2009 (LIMITED RELEASE)
It's the live classic that's waited for three years to happen. Reuniting for a fall 2006 tour to pay tribute to time spent in the mid-'70s fusion juggernaut, the New Tony Williams Lifetime, guitarist Allan Holdsworth and keyboardist Alan Pasqua recruited Yellowjackets bassist Jimmy Haslip and in-demand drummer Chad Wackerman for an exciting cross-section of material that first saw the light of day on a DVD recorded at Oakland's legendary Yoshi's. Now, Blues for Tony takes the best material from that tour and makes it available in CD form, creating an exciting "you are there" double-disc of music that comprises a full evening of music.
Holdsworth's classic "Fred," Pasqua's equally iconic "Protocosmos" and Lifetime bassist Tony Newman's energetic "Red Alert" are all there from Believe It, New Lifetime's now iconic first release, but here stretched out with plenty of space for relentless soloing from everyone in the group. The 2006/2007 tours would have a lasting affect on Pasqua, inspiring him to return to higher octane fusion for his solo recordings. On Blues for Tony, he plays with the kind of unfettered abandon and deep sophistication that so defined his work with Williams, a direction he largely deserted for more elegant acoustic outings like 1995's Dedications, from which the darkly balladic "San Michele" is culled, but is here reinvented as a potential fusion classic, with its Mahavishnu Orchestra-like arpeggios, Pasqua's gritty electric piano and Wackerman's thundering kit.
In addition to material from Believe It, the group revisits two of Holdsworth's own well-known classics: the change-heavy "Looking Glass," from 1985's Atavachron, and funkier "Pud Wud" from 1990's Sand, the latter opening with an atmospheric unaccompanied solo from Holdsworth that asserts his continued dominance as one of jazz's most harmonically distinctive players, and Haslip's most impressive solo of the set - the perfect confluence of pure virtuosity and in-the-moment melodic composition. Holdsworth's velvety smooth tone is more vocal-like than it's ever been, but equally there's an edge that's reemerged in recent years but has remained undocumented - until now.
Wackerman contributes "The Fifth", undisputable evidence that fusion can swing. Easily filling the late Tony Williams' shoes by honoring his spirit rather than imitating him, his playing on Blues for Tony finds the nexus point of spare economy and unabashed power. Pushing "Protocosmos" and the opening section of the collective composition "It Must Be Jazz" with visceral groove, Wackerman also demonstrates, in the latter song's second half, an equal propensity for greater freedom. He works hand-in-glove throughout with Haslip, who may have grown up as a fan of New Lifetime, but is now an unequivocal equal and perfect fit for the group's combination of technical prowess and masterful interplay. Read More |