Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Larry Mitchell: an evening with the master...

Larry Mitchell Band "Eyes so blue solo" ABQ Musuem 2009

Larry Mitchell Fractal Audio MFC 101 Audio

Larry Mitchell Band Live in a Bar in Seattle 2008

Larry Mitchell Tracking guitar Solo for Kathleen Sabo's Song Falling 2009

Larry Mitchell Band in a bar in Seattle 2008 "Are you Free"

Nahuel Schiumarini: a little dorian jam

Walliman's Backing track-Dorian Floyd

Vlatko Stefanovski: a little exotic Russian fusion

Total Relax 6 - Vlatko Stefanovski - Jovano, Jovanke

Total Relax 7 - Vlatko Stefanovski - Si zaljubiv edno mome

Brandon Panther: a little garage blues

Shred Guitar Garage Jam.m4v

Dave Celentano: live tapping solo


Paul Gilbert, Bruce Bouillet: Racer X

Paul Gilbert as Michael Schenker

Racer X-Scarrified without Paul Gilbert

Unreleased Racer X song Eat My Money

Goofyke: Greg Howe style fusion improvisation

Greg Howe fusion improvisation Laguna guitar

Gustavo Zagonel: fusion guitar

Gustavo Zagonel - Fusion Guitar

Olivier Castellat: spain improvisation

Chick corea -spain improvisation guitar fusion

Tommy Bolin: Sister Andrea (Demo 1971)

From The Ultimate Redux

Bolin was part of a studio session being fronted by the jazz-rock flutist Jeremy Steig and including Billy Cobham. It was the first time Bolin had met Cobham and led directly to his later inclusion on Spectrum. This version of Jan Hammer's composition "Sister Andrea," later covered by the Mahavishnu Orchestra, was a demo that didn't see the light of day until Tommy Bolin: From the Archives was released in 1996. Steig's lead flute and Bolin's spacey sound effects give the tune quite a different character than Mahavishnu's interpretation. Some of those effects, in truncated form, would find their way onto Spectrum two years later. Though he doesn't really let it rip, you can hear hints of Bolin's future greatness here. He possessed the perfect guitar rough-but-not-sloppy sound for all future fusion superstars. Perla lays down a simple bassline in conjunction with Hammer's slightly funky chords. Though this performance is enjoyable, it is probably of more historical interest. And to be fair, it is a demo. Jan Hammer does say in the liner notes that he prefers this performance over Mahavishnu's. That statement is flummoxing. But he knows his music better than I do.

Reviewer: Walter Kolosky
Tommy Bolin - Sister Andrea (Demo 1971)

John Cassio: a little rock fusion # 2

Playing Fusion Guitar

Moreno Vadini: tribute to "Billo"

The first in a series of fusion posts for the evening!

Rock blues jazz fusion Guitarschool pescara

Richie Kotzen: LIVE - Kulturbastion Torgau series

More top music from the master in this series

Richie Kotzen: LIVE - Kulturbastion Torgau

Dave Martone: Classical and Flamenco Evening

Dave Martone: Classical and Flamenco Evening
29 September · 17:00 - 19:00
Location Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel
1038 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC  details

Dave Martone with Kadabra

Tony MacAlpine: short and sweet

Tony MacAlpine at Guitar Workshop Plus 2010

Faraz Anwar: Guitar Workshop at LUMS

Faraz Anwar - Guitar Workshop at LUMS

Giorgio Rovati: jazz metal

Jazz Metal - Giorgio Rovati - track 1

Sam Bell: Crazy cover of Gangsters Paradise

Watcha talkin' bout fool!

Gangsters Paradise Cover by Sam Bell Guitarist

Charles Altura: Virgil Donati Band Highlights

Virgil Donati Band Highlights - Sept. 3rd 2010.

Brett Garsed, TJ Helmerich: Frankenstein Cherokee

Sorry for the video quality as this was shot in low light with a small camera 17 years ago.
This is not edited or enhanced at all. The audio was captured with the video thru the little POS camera. This was one take front to back. The audio quality I believe is rather good. Hope you enjoy this.
This will give you some sense for how nice these guys are.

Frankenstein Cherokee W.m4v

Sam Coulson: theme from the Godfather.

The Godfather Theme

Tiago de Moura: Rain

Tiago de Moura is a guitarist Gaucho which has stood in the south of Brazil for its creativity and sharp technique. In late 2009, he released his latest instrumental CD entitled Rain, which features ten tracks ranging from hard rock to fusion. James had the participation of great musicians like Edu Ardanuy. In an interview, James talks about creating and recording the new disc. http://guitarplayer.uol.com.br

Tiago de Moura - Rain

Daniel Rezende: Expomusic 2010

Expomusic 2010 Malmsteen - Trilogy Suite op 5 / Arpeggios From Hell by Daniel Rezende

Expomusic 2010 Bad Horsie - Steve Vai by Daniel Rezende

Dimitar Nalbantov: Guitar Rig 4 Pro


Vannylive: the fastest flight of the bumble yet?

We might ask ourselves why... yet still they come...

Flight of the bumblebee (360bmp) by Vannylive

Matthew Mills,Jimi Mitchell: The Neoclassical Metal Experience November 2010

This is a trailer to promote the upcoming shows Jimi Mitchell and Matthew Mills will be doing in November 2010. Show dates are listed on the video.

Jimi Mitchell and Matthew Mills - The Neoclassical Metal Experience

Luke Fortini: outside jam


Eugene Berger: Olympic Love Games Award

Eugene Berger-Olympic Love Games Award

Volker Scheidt: Tribute to Jason Becker

Melodic Speed Guitar by Volker Scheidt / Tribute to Jason Becker

Ben Wilshire: gear tour

Gear tour

Ron Thal: Ziua Chitarelor!!!

Ron Bumblefoot Thal and Ziua Chitarelor

Giuseppe Ricciolino: guitar idol 2010

Giuseppe Ricciolino - Synchronic Language

Alan McKenna: Con te Partiro

Con te Partiro (Time to say Goodbye) - Alan McKenna

Daniel Ferreira: guitar idol 2010

Guitar idol 2010 - Expression - Daniel Ferreira

Joe Satriani: new CD and UK tour details update

Joe Satriani, one of rock music’s most renowned guitarists, will release his highly anticipated 14th studio album “Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards” on Monday October 4th, the album dovetails Satriani’s autumn UK tour, which kicks off on Sunday October 17th at the Manchester Apollo. Additional dates include Bristol Colston Hall (Oct 18), London HMV Hammersmith Apollo (Oct 19), Newcastle City Hall (Oct 21), Glasgow Clyde Auditorium (Oct 22) and Birmingham Symphony Hall (Oct 23).

For the Album press release: http://www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/JoeSatriani/album.htm.
For the UK Tour press release: http://www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/kennedy_street/JoeSatriani.html.

Joe Satriani has been a worldwide guitar hero since his 1987 breakthrough album, “Surfing With The Alien”. Over 10 million albums sales, 15 Grammy nominations and numerous accolades later, Joe continues to push the envelope of modern rock guitar playing.  Last year, Satriani teamed up with Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony of Van Halen plus Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) to form the rock supergroup “Chickenfoot”. Their debut album became a global hit and received gold awards in the US, Canada and Europe, while they were voted “Best New Band” at the 2009 Classic Rock Magazine Awards.

Ron Jarzombek: mega news update

September 27, 2010 - Acclaimed San Antonio, TX-based guitarist/composer Ron Jarzombek(WATCHTOWER, BLOTTED SCIENCE, SPASTIC INK) has issued the following update.
"Basically, what's going on is I have quite a few things in the works right now, but haven’t completed much of anything since the BLOTTED SCIENCE ‘The Machinations Of Dementia’ CD in late ’07 (well, I released ‘PHHHP! Plus’ last year but that was previously recorded material). This is what I get for starting up too many things, trying to run everything, handle nearly all production work, and I get so overloaded that I lose focus on what I should be working on, what is priority at the time, and nothing gets completed. Hopefully, one of the projects listed below will actually be completed sometime soon, but don’t hold your breath or you will die.

"I have not touched the DVD material since I posted the 'Oscillation Cycles' video over a year ago. I had so many people asking what the DVDs would be like, so I completed that segment and posted it just to give fans a glimpse of what I’m putting together, but knew that after that I would be getting back with WATCHTOWER in hopes of finishing up 'Mathematics.' There will be 3 instructional DVDs, the 1st based on common scale use and abuse, the 2nd on timing, and the 3rd on 12 tone uses. I’ve got tons of work done on all 3 DVDs, but am far from being completed on any of them. They will be completed and released when they are done. How’s that? Believe me folks, I REALLY want to get back to my DVDs, but I usually put bands/projects first when other band/project members are co-operating.

"Seems like whenever WATCHTOWER try to complete 'Mathematics', we hit a snag, roadblock, or wall. We’ve re-worked the material for the third time now (2000, 2004, and now 2010), and I’m just tired of talking about it. It’s REALLY getting old. You guys can keep asking me, but the answer will be the same... I really don’t know when the CD will be done. I really don’t. We need to get the damn thing done sometime, somehow, some way. But we have over an hour of good material sitting around waiting to be recorded and released. If we can just get this vocalist situation worked out, we should be fine. In April 2010 we digitally released ‘The Size Of Matter’ and played the Keep It True Festival in Germany and I thought at that point we would for sure get back on track and get the recordings done (just like I did in 2000 and 2004). So we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.

"When we got together for the Tampa rehearsals in mid ’08, we began talking about plans for a second BLOTTED SCIENCE CD and came up with a wacky concept. Let’s just say there were LOTS of crazy and interesting ideas floating around. The ‘Laser Lobotomy’ and ‘Oscillation Cycles’ rehearsal videos were posted and talks of gigging were in the air, but nothing materialized. No writing for the second CD really happened after that. Alex continued working heavily withCANNIBAL CORPSECharlie with BEHOLD... THE ARCTOPUS, and I was working on the DVDs/WATCHTOWER. We just kept in contact and were thinking of how we could pull off this concept'. After a year and a half of focusing on WatchTower, and it coming to a grinding halt, I REALLY wanted to get moving on something. I was getting hounded by fans about a secondBLOTTED SCIENCE CD, so I began putting things together for Blotted Science II. Realizing that a full CD would take too long to complete, we decided that an EP would be our best and most realistic move at this point. Alex is heavily involved with CANNIBAL CORPSE and our new drummer Hannes Grossmann is writing/recording/touring with OBSCURA. New drummer?! What?!! Yes, folks, please welcome Hannes to BLOTTED SCIENCE! Those of you in the death metal world should be very familiar with his work with NECROPHAGIST and OBSCURA. Of course, Alex and I wish Charlie the very best with his current bands/projects/sessions, and many thanks for doing an absolute brilliant job on 'Machinations.' 
The EP will consists of 4 songs totaling 22 minutes (3 of which are already written), and will be hopefully released in early ’11. But again, but don’t hold your breath.

"While WATCHTOWER was in Germany playing the KIT Festival, we stayed over a few days and I got to hang out a bit with Hannes and Chris from OBSCURAChris and I soon starting talking about music theory, 12 tone uses, and thought that it would be cool for us to put something together, maybe just a song or two, and have it available digitally. To fill out the recording lineup we fired upHannes, and I asked my SPASTIC INK bandmate bassist Pete Perez if he was interested, so we all pitched in with a few tunes each, and came up with a 6 ½ minute song. We haven’t come up with a name for the project yet, but the name of the song will be ’Duodecimal Levorotation’."
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Yngwie Malmsteen: more details about new CD

"Shred guitar" and "neo classical metal" are two phrases that have been commonplace in the world of heavy metal for decades by this point, but both can be attributed to the unmistakable work by Yngwie Malmsteen.

Ever since the early 1980's, Yngwie has been pushing the limits of guitar, and influencing countless other players in the process. And he continues to impress to this day, as evidenced by his forthcoming album, "Relentless," the highly anticipated follow-up to 2008's critically acclaimed "Perpetual Flame" (Yngwie's first album for Rising Force Records).

The album is the second to feature ex-Judas Priest and Iced Earth singer Tim "Ripper" Owens, and features over 60 minutes of incredibly complex, kick ass arrangements.

"This title truly is the right one for this album, explains Malmsteen. "I mean, after all these years, some kind of force is driving me to create something that totally surpasses everything I've done before. I tried to capture the raw energy of a live performance, yet push myself to the most demanding level of playing and composing to harness that elusive magic that can't just be switched on. All the way out, caution to the wind, but disciplined performances was what I went for. Maybe I did it too, check it out!"

Confirmed song titles for "Relentless" include "Relentless," "Look At You Now," "Shot Across the Bow," "Adagio B Minor Variation," "Caged Animal," "Critical Mass," "Into Valhalla," "Enemy Within," and "Caprici Di Inferno." more from Eddie Trunk