Sunday, 19 August 2012

Brad Russell,Joe Satriani: Debut CD 'Let's Hear It'

Bass Virtuoso Brad Russell Debut CD 'Let's Hear It' Featuring Guitar Legend Joe Satriani Now Available on Steve Vai's Digital Nations Label

Brad Russell: Let's Hear it!

Let’s Hear It!

1. Seven Shred
2. Beat It
3. Zattack
4. Brothers
5. Hello Jeff
6. Native Tongue (feat. Steve Kindler)

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August 18, 2012 - New York, NY - Much to the excitement of bass players around the world, bass guitar virtuoso Brad Russell has released his debut solo album 'Let's Hear It!' on Steve Vai's Digital Nations label. Featuring guitar legend Joe Satriani, 'Let's Hear It!' explores musical frontiers where no bassist has gone before! Brad is a true bass hero and his debut CD is a solid sampling of creative cutting edge “lead” rock bass playing. Russell taps, slaps and shreds his four-string bass, sounding more like a six string guitar – fans of Billy Sheehan will not be disappointed. Brad's solos bring to mind Vai and Jeff Beck more than they do other bass players. Along with guitar great Joe Satriani, who joins Russell for a heavy shred fest, drummer Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth, Joe Satriani, Santana, Ringo Starr's All Star Band) provides rhythmic genius on all tracks.

“Amazing playing, cool songs!” - Steve Vai

Born in Detroit, Brad Russell (aka Russo) was raised in a musically diverse household. He recalls, “My brothers listening to everything from James Brown to Aerosmith and my mom spinning Bill Evans or Stan Getz records.” After studying acoustic bass in high school, Brad attended the University of Miami's school of music and received a master's degree. He later moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and worked for Shrapnel/Blues Bureau records producer Mike Varney. Brad has performed/recorded with a variety of artists such as: Mariah Carey, Clarence Clemmons, Greg Allman, Joe Walsh, Neil Young, Rick Derringer, Jack DeJohnette, Neal Schon, Joe Satriani, Lonnie Smith, Billy Preston and many others. Currently living in NYC, Brad has also performed for the Broadway musicals 'Jersey Boys' and 'Grease'. “I became involved with Digital Nations through my association with Joe Satriani,” Brad explains. “Since Joe played on my CD, I asked him if he could give a copy to Steve Vai and he did! Steve really liked it and signed me to Digital Nations.”

“Brad Russell is an amazing bass player and totally outrageous musician!” - Joe Satriani

Throughout his debut release Brad continues to push the boundaries of the bass guitar. “I believe I'm pushing the edge of instrumental rock bass playing,” says Brad. “There are many great bass players out there today in jazz and fusion...but not too many bass players are taking the spotlight in a predoninantly guitar-based musical genre like rock. I'm also truly playing the electric bass like a bass 'guitar'. I'm using the tremolo bar on my bass and effect pedals like distortion and wah wah . In addition, I'm playing most of the parts a guitarist would play (chords, fast picking, tapping, etc), but on bass.”

“Brad is an amazing player with tons of creativity and really musical chops!” - Gregg Bissonette

In closing Brad has this to impart: “I'm trying to express the wide range of the bass guitar through my music. As well as playing the bass in a more traditional way, I'm trying to show the wide range of 'lead' sounds you can get out of the instrument and the different roles the bass can play throughout a song. I'm also trying to express that people can dig my music for its grooves and melodies and overall 'feel'... In other words, it doesn't matter if it's a bass player playing the leads or a guitar player, if it feels good and it ROCKS, that's all that really matters!”

“Brad Russell is one of the sickest bassests out there! He goes from 'Duck' Dunn to Stanley Clarke to over the top Steve Vai distortion fueled whammy bar riffs all within a few measures!” - Kinley Wolfe (bass player with the Cult, Lord Tracy, Shawn Lane)

Brad Russell proudly endorses: Warwick® Basses, Kahler® Tremolos La Bella® Strings

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Panos Arvanitis: demo from upcoming solo album

Panos Arvanitis: Hi there,here is a sample of my upcoming solo album.Its a pre production before enter the studio.Some neoclassical patterns over a ordinary chord progression.i hope u like it.Plz subscribe if you please and tell your friends about my channel.God bless you all.See you on Tube.Thank you

Sample of my upcoming solo album

Pipo Ledesma: jams over Brett Garsed - I got the horn

I got the horn (cover) by Pipo Ledesma

Darko Jurković Charlie: two guitar, two handed jazz tapping

Darko Jurković Charlie
Live @ Novi Jazz 2012
Pivnica NILL, Novi Vinodolski, Croatia, 14.08.2012.

Darko Jurković Charlie - Live @ Novi Jazz 2012

Arnaud: Street Fighter 2 Guile theme metal guitar

GEAR USED : Jackson Adrian Smith signature SDX customized , Bugera 333XL head, no pedal, all reverbs and delays on Cubase.

STREET FIGHTER 2 - Guile theme metal guitar cover - Neogeofanatic

Robin Trower: delays UK tour dates

Robin Trower has revealed that the fourteen shows, which were due to start in September, have been postponed for a few months. The guitarist has been forced to push his UK dates back to March

Provisional dates look like this:

28 Feb - Nottingham Rescue Rooms
1 Mar - St. Helens, Citadel Arts
2 Mar - York Fibbers
7 Mar - Wimborne Tivoli
8 Mar - Bilston Robin2
9 Mar - Gloucester Art Centre
13 Mar - Milton Keynes The Stables
14 Mar - Norwich Waterfront
15 Mar - Kent Tonbridge
16 Mar - Brighton Concorde 2
21 Mar - London Academy Islington
22 Mar - Exeter Arts Centre
23 Mar - Pontadawe Arts Centre
28 Mar - Stockton Arc
29 Mar - Sale Waterside
30 Mar - Holmfirth Picturehouse

If you have tickets already then be sure to keep checking for confirmation of those dates.

Florian Hofer,Atma Anur,Barend Courbois: European tour - Acoustic European tour

Promo video for the upcoming Kip Winger/Florian Hofer Acoustic European tour, and the upcoming Florian Hofer Band European tour featuring Atma Anur and Barend Courbois. Acoustic show dates:
17.09 Underground Cologne 19.09 Backstage Munich 20.09 K17 Club Berlin 22.09 Rock City Uster 23.09 Local Vienna,,


Vincenzo Fiore: Jazz patterns

Jazz Guitar Lessons by Vincenzo Fiore-Patterns on Autumn Leaves, Blue Bossa
Some examples extracted from a lesson in Jazz Guitar.
Preparing for entrance examination in Jazz Guitar at the State Conservatorie

Jazz Guitar Lessons by Vincenzo Fiore-Patterns on Autumn Leaves, Blue Bossa

Travis LeVrier,Chris Letchford: Artist Licks - Log on for the full feature with tabs, text, and video. Scale The Summit's Travis LeVrier shows us a technique for embellishing chord shapes using harmonics.

Travis LeVrier - Scale The Summit: Artist Lick - Log on for the full feature tabs, text, and video. Chris Letchford discusses Scale The Summit's signature "sus2" sound and presents a lick that spans the length of the fretboard.

Chris Letchford - Scale The Summit: Artist Lick

Jason Becker,Stéphan Forté,Marcel Coenen: Opus Pocus


This track is from the album Jason Becker's Not Dead Yet! (Live in Haarlem) and is available for purchase on CD Baby here:

Stéphan Forté playing OPUS POCUS from Jason Becker, assisted by Marcel Coenen, Franck Hermanny, Atma Anur, Fede Solazzo.

Mastered by Maor Appelbaum Mastering - California - USA
Mixed by Jacek Glowacki & Atma Anur
Produced by Atma Anur
Executive producer Kris Claerhout
Production : Primal Events

Released by: Primal Events
Release date: Jul 22, 2012

Jason Becker's NOT DEAD YET! Live In Haarlem CD --- PROMO

Axel Weiss: Flow - new jazz CD

Axel Weiss

I'm an independent modern art painter and modern jazz musician from Franconia, Northern Bavaria.

Influenced musically by the 1960ties and 70ties - modern jazz, free jazz and jazz-rock -, I try to fulfill my intrinsic tendency for original music with free jazz improvisations on the one side and composed bossa nova / latin jazz on the other.

Various collaborations, here is primarily to mention my musical duo work with my good friend Oddrun Eikli, the great singer from Oslo, and more recently, the mostly free experimental approach with the exceptional jazz flutist Cheryl Pyle from New York City, are increasingly developing since the last years. A third duo - with my friend Werner Büsch from Northern Germany - is characterized by a kind of punky- funky jazz-rock tunes. All this original music, either composed or improvised, is always built on the basis of our shared attitudes in music, (he)art and soul.

Actually we are working on a new sextet project with Cheryl Pyle (New York City), Oddrun Eikli (Oslo), Arne Hiorth (Oslo), Sean O'Bryan Smith (Nashville), Stanislav Zaslavsky (Kamensk) and me.

Release date - 1st September 2012:

"FLOW" is coming soon - a fresh new international and independent jazz album.
This is our intrinsic music - music for itself. We play to fulfill our love of music and
heart tendency for original sounds which range from free jazz improvisations to
composed jazz ballads. This album appears on the new label "Intrinsic Records".

FLOW new cd release -Sept 1 , 2012 on Intrinsic Records