Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Aleks Sever: Croatian-descended chops master who's wowing legends like Lee Ritenour

Aleks Sever - Premier Guitar Interview
Aleks Sever

Listen to the Croatian-descended chops master who's wowing legends like Lee Ritenour. A massive in depth interview with this rising star. Includes details of recording, gear and how you make it in LA.

Aleks Sever

Jessica Gardlund: Bach Invention and Wieniawsky opus

Swedish female guitarist Jessica Gardlund plays Bach Invention for Harpsichord no 8


Bach Invention for Harpsichord no8

Wieniawsky op.22 D-minor - Jessica Gardlund

Joe Bonamassa, Derek Sherinian: Pre Order - Afterglow

Black Country Communion is releasing their new album "AFTERGLOW" on October 30th.

Pre-Sale is now open for the new album and is even offered with official "AFTERGLOW" merchandise at 20% off!

Click the pictures above or visit the newly redesigned:http://www.BCCommunion.com to pre-order now!

Black Country Communion - AFTERGLOW Webisode 1

Paul Gilbert, Russ Parrish: The Electric Fence

Paul Gilbert - Into The Fire

Paul Gilbert - Supernaut

Paul Gilbert - Snowblind

Paul Gilbert - Sweet Leaf

Jason Becker: petition to get film on Facebook for UK fans

Want Jason Becker Not Dead Yet to premiere on Facebook?

  • Target: Jason Becker Fans
  • Sponsored by: Emma Green
We are considering premiering the film on Facebook for UK fans, but in order to do so we would need to prove that there is a UK audience for the film. If you are in the UK and would watch the film on Facebook then please sign the petition and like the films Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/JasonBeckerMovie

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet is the extraordinary story of guitar prodigy Jason Becker and his fight with the degenerative disease ALS. The film charts the life of Jason Becker - from his early years learning guitar, to wowing fellow students with his prowess at the talent show, to being chosen as guitarist in David Lee Roth’s band, to the diagnosis, and to where he is now, twenty years later, still making music, still very much alive. With the help of his devoted family and an army of friends, Jason now communicates and makes music using his eyes to guide a cursor and create in his mind (and on computer) the music he used to make on his guitar. Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet is a story of dreams, love and the strength of the human spirit.
Find out more and watch the trailer at http://dogwoof.com/films/jason-becker-not-dead-yet


Martin Miller, Anton Davidyants: Russia Tour 2012

Martin Miller & Anton Davidyants - "Cuembues" (Tom Goetze) Live in Moscow

Walter Trout: UK tour dates

Following the release of his highly acclaimed studio album “Blues for the Modern Daze”Walter Trout will embark on a 13-date nationwide tour of the UK in October 2012. Kicking off on Wednesday October 3 at the Glasgow Ferry, tickets can be booked from www.eventim.co.uk, or from the ticket hotline number: 0844 249 1000.

Released in the UK by Provogue Records, critics have hailed Modern Daze” as one of the most exciting blues albums of the year. Tracks were played on Planet Rock, the UK’s leading classic rock radio station, for 14 consecutive weeks. Guitarist Magazine gave the album 5 stars, while Classic Rock’s Blues magazine said, “Modern Daze is a superior blues album, dripping with integrity, full of smoking grooves, ripping solos and great songs."

Formerly the guitarist with Canned Heat and John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Trout’s latest album sees him return to his blues roots. Joe Bonamassa recently cited Trout as one of greatest guitarists of his generation. Read the official UK press release http://www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/provogue/waltertrout.htm

Walter Trout UK Tour Dates:
Weds October 3rd - Glasgow The Ferry
Thurs October 4th - Dunfermline Carnegie 
Fri October 5th - Holmfirth Picturedrome
Sat October 6th - Ebbw Vale Beaufort Ballroom
Sun October 7th - Blackburn Blues Festival 
Mon October 8th - York Fibbers
Tues October 9th - Hull Piper Club
Thurs October 11th - Sevenoaks Stag Theatre
Fri October 12th - Wimbourne Tivoli Theatre
Sat October 13th - Falmouth Blues In The Bay Festival
Sun October 14th - Leamington Spa Assembly
Mon October 15th - St Helen’s The Citadel
Tues October 16th - London Jazz Cafe

Alex Machacek: Back with FAT - Get It!

Available worldwide on September 18. Available at www.abstractlogix.com and other record stores.
The amazing Alex Machacek has done it again. Combining mindboggling fluidity, daredevil string-skipping technique and audacious intervallic leaps on the guitar that will make even the most ardent Allan Holdsworth fan sit up and take notice with a penchant for precision ensemble playing that rivals the late, great Frank Zappa's -- as heard on the rhythmically complex and slightly tongue-in-cheek "Why Not (aka Disco Polka)," and the equally intricate "Safe Word" -- the extraordinary Austrian native and current California resident has upped the ante on all of his previous impressive outings as a leader with FAT (Fabulous Austrian Trio). The guitarist is ably accompanied on his sophomore outing as a leader by superb drummer Herbert Pirker and outstanding bassist Raphael Preuschl, who appeared together on some tracks from {Sic], Machacek's impressive 2005 debut for Abstract Logix.

Says Machacek, "My last recording was 24 Tales, a 're-composition' of an existing 51-minute long drum solo by Marco Minnemann, and the focus there was on composition. On FAT I wanted to have more improvisations and more emphasis on interplay...just like a band, so to speak." That kind of organic interplay can be heard between Machacek, Pirker and Preuschl on the ethereal ballad "What A Time To Be Me" and the spacious "Let's Not Argue," the latter which has Alex playing baritone guitar. As a kind of relief from the sheer density, astounding intricacy and impossible unisons demonstrated elsewhere throughout FAT, there is the gorgeous solo bass piece "Ton Portrait" (a nod to the late, great Jaco Pastorius's anthemic "Portrait of Tracy") and the atmospheric closer, "Let's Not Argue," which incorporates a great deal of breath between the notes while also showcasing Machacek's inimitable six-string facility midway through. The guitarist reserves his most lyrical playing for "D-Lite" and on "The Life of Herbert P." he creates a 're-composition' around an existing drum solo by Pirker. The Fabulous Austrian Trio also generates some potent swinging momentum on the album's jazziest number, "Studio Swing."

Track 1 Why Not? (aka Disco Polka)
Track 2 What A Time To Be Me
Track 3 Safe Word
Track 4 Compromising Evidence
Track 5 Tone Portrait
Track 6 D-Lite
Track 7 The Life Of Herbert P.
Track 8 Studio Swing
Track 9 Let's Not Argue
Track 10 FYI
Price: $13.99

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FAT: Alex Machacek, Raphael Preuschl, Herbert Pirker (Album Promo Video)

Nick Barrett: Pendragon - brand new DVD/Blu-Ray

Preview of the brand new DVD/Blu-Ray by Pendragon - "Out of Order Comes Chaos". Out on September, 10th in Europe and September, 25th in USA

Pendragon - Indigo (live)

Alberto Rigoni: new album pre order


“Three Wise Monkeys” is the brand new recording by Alberto Rigoni, progressive rock composer & bass player (TwinSpirits, Lady & THE BASS), who is rapidly gaining audience in the international progressive rock fusion music scene for inventive genre-crossing compositions that paint alluring soundscapes comprehensible to wide varieties of listeners, yet artistically sophisticate and individualistic enough to sustain one’s attention once gained.

Rigoni’s third solo album is thematically centered around the Japanese folk legend of the “Three Wise Monkeys” and further refines the stylistic contrasts and progressive spirit characterizing 2011’s “Rebirth” (Nightmare Records), concretely separating the mellow jazz, rock fusion, and ambient from the assertive melodic and hard rock and developing each extreme into Rigoni’s most aggressive and most delicate material. His distinctively kaleidoscopic bass playing and compositional grace smoothly passes across borders and carries traits of each of its components, becoming less of a solo project based around the bass guitar than a progressive rock experience.

The album also boasts contributions from great special guests: Göran Edman (ex Yngwie Malmsteen, John Norum, Brazen Abbot), Jonas Erixon (Alicate), Kevin Moore (ex Dream Theater, OSI, Chroma Key), Mark Cross (Outloud, ex Helloween, Firewind), Federico Solazzo (Alexia), Alessandro Bertoni (Aphelion), Mistheria (Bruce Dickinson, Rob Rock), Tommy Ermolli (TwinSpirits), Simone Mularoni (DGM, Empyrios), Paolo Valli (session drummer), Paco Barillà (Daniele Liverani), Sebastian Persini (Solo artist, session drummer)


releases 01 October 2012
All songs written and produced by Alberto Rigoni. "Coming Home" co-written with Jonas Erixon "Believe" co-written with Jonas Erixon
Mixed and Mastered by Federico Solazzo Artwork and Booklet by Davide Guidoni
Alberto Rigoni’s photos by Nicolò Luppino
Alberto Rigoni uses: Dingwall Bass Guitars, Aguilar Amplification, Hipshot, Ernie Ball Strings, Comfort Strapp, Evidence Audio, Peterson Tuners, Sonuus, MONO.

Stuart Hamm: down to Mexico

I can't wait to see all of my friends in Mexico! — with CaifanesStuart Hamm and Jaguares.

Lari Basilio: Walking by faith - promo video

Lari Basilio: Walking by faith
Artist / Guitar: Lari Basilio 
Music: Walking by Faith (Produced by Lampadinha
Recorded at Norcal Studios by Brendan Duffey and Adriano Daga.
Mixed and mastered by Lampadinha in Mixmastermusic.) Director: Thaddeus Bara Dir picture: Thaddeus Bara Stage: Douglas Sciola Production Assistant: Rodrigo Camilo hear other tracks EP Lari Basiliohttp://soundcloud.com/laribasilio + Lari about Basilio, visit: http://laribasilio.com.br
Walking by faith - Lari Basilio

Richard Hallebeek, Lalle Larsson: special show Cultuurpodium de Boerderij in Zoetermeer,

Guitarist Richard Hallebeek has posted the following message to FaceBook:

I will perform live with Lalle Larsson as a support act for the Flower Kings @ Cultuurpodium de Boerderij in Zoetermeer, September 21st 2012. Lalle is currently touring throughout Europe with his solo piano performance, presenting the new album Weaveworld III - Nightscapes. I will join him on stage just for this one date in Zoetermeer only. This will be fun for sure and it's also possible to already get the new album 'Nightscapes' at the merchandise booth (official release date October 5th 2012) Come check us out!

Marcin Duński: working version of HPM track

The working version of the next issue which will be on my album HPM.to key number more than a guitar, but I found that using the piano better I can communicate their feelings ;) I have uploaded the same key, of course, and I am very PROUD :) hahahaha

Marcin Duński-HPM-c