The Aristocrats, a U.S.-based jazz-rock fusion trio visiting Primorye, Russia in December 2012, gave unforgettable, packed-house concerts in Vladivostok and Nakhodka. The jazz group -- drummer Marco Minnemann, guitarist Guthrie Govan, and bass guitarist Bryan Beller, filled both Vladivostok and Nakhodka concert halls with enthusiastic audiences, young appreciative fans, and amazing jazz-rock music. In this video the group performs "Flatlands" at their concert in Vladivostok.
The Aristocrats in the Russian Far East
Before we dive into the holiday week, we wanted to let you know about something really cool: Jam Track Central (the fine bunch who helped Guthrie re-release his amazing solo album Erotic Cakes) has just released bass/drum-only “backing tracks” from The Aristocrats debut album, with full transcriptions of all Guthrie Govan’s guitar parts, composed and improvised! For guitarists, it’s a lifetime of learning – and for bassists and drummers, it’s a very revealing focus on the rhythm section interplay.
Just click here to check out JamTrack Central’s Aristocrats “Backing Tracks”.
Meanwhile, we wanted to repeat how grateful we are for the response to our new live album Boing, We’ll Do It Live! The Aristocrats At Alva’s Showroom!
All of the pre-orders have now shipped. Some are traveling internationally, so if you haven’t gotten yours yet, it should be there really, really soon. We’ve also sent more to the warehouse so there’s plenty to go around.
Meanwhile we’ve got some shows coming up on the west coast of the U.S. in January, and we’re going to be debuting some new material from the upcoming second studio album, which we’ll start tracking in January as well.
That’s it for now. From all of us at BOING Music and The Aristocrats, thanks so much for a great 2012, and have a wonderful holiday season with you and yours!
-BB (for GG and MM as well!)