Saturday, 17 March 2012

Tom Quayle: 'Fusion Essentials' coming to Jam Track Central!

Tom Quayle
My new Jamtrack Central package - 'Fusion Essentials' will be out next week! Exciting! #fusion #guitar

Derek Blakley: Haji's Kitchen Bass Recording session

Derek doing a bit of bass recording!

Joe Satriani: Satchurated CD and DVD pre order

PRE-ORDER NOW - Releasing 4/10/2012
Joe Satriani (guitar); Jeff Campitelli (drums); Mike Keneally (guitar); Allen Whitman (bass); Galen Henson (guitar)

“Satchurated” was filmed live on “The Wormhole Tour” in support of Satriani’s new album “Black Swans And Wormhole Wizards” at the Metropolis in Montreal, Canada on December 12th of 2010. The film is directed by award-winning filmmakers François and Pierre Lamoureux and produced by Cinemusica and Fogolabs. ”Satchurated” will be the first 3D theatrical concert film release with 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound for the ultimate cinematic experience.

Joe Satriani is one of the most famous, respected, and innovative guitar players in the world today, with a large US and international following. Voted #6 All-Time Best Guitarist by Guitarist Magazine (UK) and voted Best Guitarist of the Year three times by Guitar World Magazine. This is Joe’s first 3D performance to add to his steady stream of studio live recordings that have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide and has been nominated for 15 GRAMMY’s. Joe continues to tour and to date has sold over 4 million concert tickets during his career that began in the 80’s.

1. Ice 9
2. Hordes Of Locusts
3. Flying In A Blue Dream
4. Light Years Away
5. Memories
6. War
7. Premonition
8. Satch Boogie
9. Revelation
10. Pyrrhic Victoria
11. Crystal Planet
12. The Mystical Potato Head Groove Thing
13. Dream Song

1. God Is Crying
2. Andalusia
3. Solitude
4. Littleworth Lane
5. Why
6. Wind In The Trees
7. Always With Me, Always With You
8. Big Bad Moon
9. Crowd Chant
10. Summer Song

11. Two Sides To Every Story
12. The Golden Room

2 CD set


Mike Portnoy,Dave LaRue,Steve Morse, Neal Morse: Flying Colours

Flying Colors is Mike Portnoy (drums, vocals), Dave LaRue (bass), Neal Morse (keyboards, vocals), Casey McPherson (lead vocals, guitar), and Steve Morse (guitar).

In 2008, executive producer Bill Evans brought the idea to the world renowned musicians and producer Peter Collins. Intrigued by the idea and the prospect of working together, the four musicians signed on to form a band and record a first album. Flying Colors convened for just nine days in early 2011, and composed and recorded this album during a short and intense session.

'This album has bits and pieces of what you'd expect from each of us,' says Portnoy. 'The sum of all its parts led to brand new, unchartered territory for everyone involved.'

'It was quite an experience,' recalls Dave LaRue. 'The band moved at a fast pace, ideas flying around the room at all times. Sections of tunes were arranged, and then re-arranged. Ideas were tried every which way until we made them work, or, in some cases, discarded them altogether. Just keeping track of everything was a challenge!' The album is filled with trial and triumph. It's been an inspiring challenge melding folk, prog, pop, and metal all into one big recording.

Flying Colors (Limited Edition Digipak)*****Releasing March 27, 2012

Chris Poland: Omphrey: Posthaste ** Ships April 10

Track 1 Devils in the Details
Track 2 The Sun Also Rises
Track 3 Tom Bombadil
Track 4 The River Runs
Track 5 The Shoemakers Back
Track 6 Ramona's Car Wash
Track 7 Reggaelic
Track 8 Firestarter (Live Version)
Track 9 20/20 (Live Version)

Chris Poland: Omphrey: Posthaste ** Ships April 10

Chris Taylor: Nocturnal new CD

Chris Taylor (guitars, keyboards and programming); Steve Tavaglione (sax, woodwinds, ewi); Ric Fierabracci, Kevin Freeby, Gary Haase (bass);George Whitty, Scott Kinsey, John Findlay (keyboards) Gary Novak, Dave Weckl, Kirk Covington, Joel Rosenblatt, Tracey Kroll (drums);John Czajkowski (barritone guitar)

Seemingly from out of nowhere, New York-based guitarist-composer Chris Taylor has emerged after nearly 30 years on the scene with a brilliant, fully-realized first album as a leader. And though it's been a long time in coming, Nocturnal may be the most auspicious debut of the year.

Reflecting the influences of such potent bands and composers as Weather Report, Pat Metheny, Tribal Tech and the Zawinul Syndicate, as well as such guitaristic icons as John Scofield, Bill Frisell and Allan Holdsworth. Taylor's compelling album also stakes out strikingly original territory. From cinematic offerings like "Voices in my Head," the atmospheric "All of Us" and the dreamy soundscape "Recluse" to super-charged jams like "Ear to the Rail," "Know What I'm Saying," "Odd Hours" and the anthemic "Here to There," Nocturnal resonates with audacious energy and ideas. Taylor is ably supported on his maiden voyage by a stellar crew featuring drummers Gary Novak, Dave Weckl, Joel Rosenblatt and Kirk Covington, keyboardists George Whitty and Scott Kinsey, bassists Ric Fierabracci and Gary Haase, and saxophonist Steve Tavaglione.

It was back in 1981 that Taylor left the Berklee College of Music after three semesters to begin his professional career, and he's been gigging ever since. "Basically, I ran out of money," says Taylor of his brief stint at Berklee. "The plan was to go gig for a while, make some money and then go back to Berklee. I ended up gigging for 20 years or so and never got back to school. And since then I've done every gig imaginable, some of which were great experiences and some I 'd sooner forget, but you always learn something in every situation"

Over the years, Taylor has played on innumerable sessions as a sideman and even contributed his own compositions on some recordings. But he had never taken the time to put his own album together, until now. "I never thought of myself as a leader," says Taylor, "but I've been writing music since I was young in one way or another, composing is something that comes more natural to me in some ways than playing guitar I think. The last 10 years or so I have been trying to work more as a composer as well as in production , contributing tracks to TV shows, commercials, film and other musicians records along with doing quite a bit of mixing and remixing. I am a big fan of some of the newer electronica musicians out there like Prefuse 73, Squarepusher and Venetian Squares and that influence has definitely shown up in my music."

The composer acknowledges the track "Ear to the Rail" to such fusion juggernauts as Weather Report, The Zawinul Syndicate and Tribal Tech "All of those bands pushed the envelope compositionally and that had a big impact on my writing, particularly with Zawinul and Shorter and their use of through composing and global influences. Those groups always had their ear to the rail in regards to new sounds and directions. The title also refers to the impact these bands had in live performances, they just came on like a freight train, immensely powerful, they really pulled you into their music with that energy."

While tipping his hat to those influences on the track " Ear to the Rail," Taylor turns in some more personal statements on the stirring title track (imbued with his evocative slide guitar work), the evocative "Green Divided by Blue" (named for the composer's fascination with the Abstract Impressionist painter Mark Rothko) and the provocative "Bela" (which incorporates some samples from a Bela Lugosi film) "I try to tell the story through sound," he says of those vivid pieces.

A triumph from start to finish, Nocturnal is an impressive introduction to this new 50-year-old face on the creative instrumental music scene. - Bill Milkowski

Tony MacAlpine, Nili Brosh: live tour 2012

Live in Greece-Athens-Kyttaro Club (9 March 2012)

Tony MacAlpine - Dream Mechanism Tour 2012

Tony MacAlpine - Guitars (8 String Ibanez) & Keyboards
Nili Brosh - Guitars (7 String Ibanez)
Bjorn Englen - Bass
Aquiles Priester - Drums

Tony MacAlpine - Pyrokinesis LIVE


Tony MacAlpine - Tears Of Sahara live Athens 09.03.2012

Yngwie Malmsteen: Black star - live 1985

Yngwie Malmsteen - ⑦ Black star - live 1985

Kalinicheva Tatyana: PRS custom 24 - Engl classic

Kalinicheva Tatyana: PRS custom 24 - Engl classic - Fulltone OCD

PRS custom 24 - Tapping - Engl Screamer 50

PRS custom 24 - Engl - Wampler - Xotic

Theodore Kalantzakos: Nu Jazz Improvisation

KG (smooth edition) is a parallel project of the original TKG (Theodore Kalantzakos Group) that creates Nu Jazz and Smooth Jazz compositions with fx loops and improvisations.

This is a short clip showing Theodore K improvising at TKG mini concert - Volos 2012.
Line up:
Theodore Kalantzakos (Theodore K): Schecter Guitars, Roland VG-99 guitar system, EMG pickups
Panagiotis Kokkinis: Roland TD-12 drums, SPD-S sampling pad, PM-30 monitor
For further infos please visit or contact us at
To download free material please visit
To check out the original TKG watch the official videoclip
"Echoing Chemical Reactions" :
Essential Links
Official website: http://www.tkgofficial.comFacebook Fanpage:;s TV :
TKG (smooth edition) Live @ Volos 2012 - Nu Jazz Improvisation by Theodore K

Richie Kotzen: new tour dates North and South America and Europe

Vlog 45 (Special announcement from RK)

Eddie Van Halen: Guitar Solo - Montreal Bell Center 2012

VAN HALEN - Guitar Solo - Montreal Bell Center March 15, 2012.m2ts

Yngwie Malmsteen: very early Rising Force studio rehearsal

Yngwie Malmsteen - Rising Force studio rehearsal

I Wayan Balawan: Rick Hanes guitar - Gold Fire Essel Custom Series

Balawan and his 6-strings Rick Hanes guitar - Gold Fire Essel Custom Series

Zlatko Perica: appear on upcoming Gather Darkness CD

Gather Darkness

Delighted to be having the super talented guitarist Zlatko Perica guesting on one track from the 'Opus' album.

Greg Howe: announces clinics in Peru!

Greg Howe announces the shows and give classes in Lima, Peru, on 12 and 13 April 2012 at the Academy of contemporary rock Mastermusic and April 14 in the auditorium of law at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, do not miss Live listening to this great teacher.

Greg Howe announces arrival in Peru!

Stelios Arnaoutoglou: cool playing on custom backing track

Stelios Arnaoutoglou aka Steve A posts some cool backing tracks for your cool playing delight.

Custom Backing Track "Cool"

Custom Backing track "Room 251"

Jamie Humphries: Blackstar Amps big announcement at the Musikmesse

With our biggest product launch only days away, we thought we would give you a little taster of what we are revealing at Frankfurt Musikmesse on 21st March 2012.

Blackstar Amps: Coming soon...

News: Leather Guitars goes Musikmesse 2012

I invite you to visit me at Frankfurt Musikmesse. 21. - 24.3.2012.
Hall 4.0 - Booth D60.
Come to see, feel, play,talk and have a coffee.
Contact me on to schedule your personal date with me on the booth.
See you there.

Leather Guitars goes Musikmesse 2012

Jeff Kollman: order new CD

Jeff Kollman click on store to order the new Jeff Kollman disc -'Silence In The Corridor' available NOW! Guests include Ric Fierabracci, Shane Gaalaas,Jono Brown, Joel Taylor, Adam Gust, Jimmy Johnson, Lao Tizer, Kevin Chown, Raul Pineda and Ed Roth

Listen Angel: Dean V Jackson... a battle to the death

EPIC GUITAR BATTLE Dean vs Jackson (Full HD) Listen Angel

Jorn Viggo Lofstad: New Pagan's Mind... release details

Official video clip.
Pagan's Mind "Heavenly Ecstasy" - The new album!
Out May 23rd (EUR) / May 20th (GSA) / May 31st (USA/CAN).

PAGAN'S MIND - Intermission official video

Jennifer Batten: on LCN's LA Music series

Jennifer Batten: on LCN's LA Music series

Jennifer Batten: tribute to Michael Jackson live in Rome

jennifer batten - tribute to michael jackson - live in ROME

Hedras Ramos,Alejandro Obregon: Sweet Mercy live

Hedras Ramos plays an extended version of Sweet Mercy live.
Guitar: Hedras Ramos
Drums: John Mader
Bass: Hedras Ramos Senior

Hedras Ramos: Sweet Mercy live

Mateus Starling: quartet - Free Groove and improvisation

Mateus Starling quartet - Free Groove and improvisation

Allan Holdsworth, Jimmy Haslip, Virgil Donati: Jazz Fusion Defined Iridium


Michael Landau: Abstract Logix interview

Michael Landau Interview (#126) 2010-05-30 Richard Murray

AL: Speaking of the blues, another recent release you were involved with is Kirk Fletcher's new album, My Turn which you co-produced with Gary Novak. What can you tell me about that album?

ML: My whole thing is getting the sounds people want and creating a loose environment for them to play in. I became friends with Kirk a few years ago and we've always talked about recording at the house. He wanted to do something different from his last records and the timing was right so I set up some mics and he threw down as only Kirk Fletcher can! He wanted to do a more musically open, not as straight ahead a record as he's done in the past, and he also wanted to sing a little which we all encouraged him to do. We had a great time making it. more:

Guthrie Govan: in magnificent form Bordeaux 2012

Guthrie Govan & The Aristocrats - Erotic Cakes + iPhone Bebot Solo

The Aristocrats - Flatlands Live in Bordeaux

The Aristocrats - Blues Fuckers Live in Bordeaux

Jeff Beck: amazing painting prints available

Tom Noll: The Original Image of Jeff that I painted from was graciously provided by Ueli Frey of Switzerland, shot at the Montreux Jazz Fest.And, if you're curious about that FRQZ shirt I'm wearing...

Vanny Tonon: live January 2012

Vanny Tonon live JAN 2012

Alberto Rigoni: Grrovy album for free download

Lady & THE BASS Releases Groovy Album for FREE Download… Pop, funk, electro. Lady & THE BASS releases “Groovy” album for FREE download along with the video clip of Eclectic.
After the great success of the single “Quirky Girl”, Lady & THE BASS releases the debut album ”Groovy”. Seven breath-taking and catchy pop electro tunes with lovely female vocals and bass grooves. The digital album is available for FREE download (high quality tracks in AAC, MP3 320, FLAC etc.). A limited edition CD is also available.

“Groovy” album (+ pdf booklet) can be downloaded at

Lari Basilio: Brazilian girl's classy entry to Santo Angelo competition

Thanks to Shreddilicious!/laribasilio

1° Concurso Cultural Santo Angelo de Música Instrumental Gospel / LARI BASILIO

Fumihiko Kitsutaka: tapping with killer big hair!

Fumihiko Kitsutaka Tapping Technic

Shintaro Aoyagi: On the Wind 2004

Shintaro Aoyagi (Sixride) - On the Wind [2004] [HQ]

Matias Kupiainen,Theodore Ziras,Arwe,Gimi: Tiluland - The Home of Guitar Heroes and Synth Wizards

Arwe - Guitars
Gimi - Synths
Guest Heroes:
Matias Kupiainen
Mikko Härkin
Theodore Ziras
Janne "Red Demon" Karhunen
Esa "Kurzweiler" Fors
Bobby the "Lapin Jänkhä"

Track listing:

1. Prologue (to the Kings)
2. Tilu of the Kings
3. March of Immortals
4. Heroes
5. Arctic Twilight
6. Warrior's Anthem
7. Epic Tilu Fantasy Part I: A Grand Tale
8. Epic Tilu Fantasy Part II: Axes of the Universe
9. Epic Tilu Fantasy Part III: Kaamos

buy CD

Tiluland - The Torment of the Sun (The Official Digital Single 2011)

Ian Crichton: Trust - Guitar 2006

Ian Crichton (Saga) - Trust - Guitar

Jim Wright: Warr Guitar Synth Solo

Jim Wright-Warr Guitar Synth Solo