Thursday, 20 October 2016
The uber-talented Nili Brosh (Tony MacAlpine, Vigilant, The Iron Maidens) stopped by The Music Zoo and laid down a few awesome playthroughs of her latest material! Watch her perform "Adaptable Creatures" from her latest album "A Matter of Perception"!
Guitar: Ibanez RG 7-String
Pickups: EMG 57-7, 66-7
Amplifier: Friedman Butterslax Bill Kelliher Signature
Pedals: MXR Carbon Copy, Xotic EP Booster
Purchase Nili's Album "A Matter of Perception" here: http://nilibrosh.spinshop.com/
Nili Brosh "Adaptable Creatures" At The Music Zoo
playing John Coltrane's tune cowboy style
Lars Schurse - Giant Steps
5.Say It Isn't So
Veteran modern jazz guitarist Jeff Richman will release his seventeenth solo project Sizzle on November 17, 2016. The project joins together longtime collaborators to form a tight-knit band that certainly shares a well-oiled chemistry; with Jimmy Haslip on bass and handling the production, Vinnie Colaiuta on drums, George Whitty (keys/programming), and Gergo Borlai (drums/programming). Richman is given a stunning backdrop to convey his rich musical message. Sizzle has a wonderful guest line-up including: Jeff Beal (trumpet, flugelhorn), Taylor Eigsti (piano), Bob Mintzer (tenor sax), and Mitchell Forman (Fender Rhodes).
The productive collaboration boasts a distinguished history in the jazz canon, and Richman has found his soulmate in Haslip, the trust between the two is a tribute to the power of a like minded musicians. Heavy on soul, funk, fusion and the blues, Sizzle has ten Richman originals and the guest appearances add another layer to this project that does, well -make it sizzle.
The title track kicks things off, a medium tempo funk selection with a strong melody and a fine guest appearance by Jeff Beal on trumpet. Richman's playing is signature and unique as ever, there is always something precise, focused and unusual about every sound he produces from his Strat: his chord voicings, the way he strikes the strings, his relations to the beat, his ornamentation of a melodic phrase, startling use of fast legato flourishes and the careful use of his tremolo bar and his bending of the strings with the fingers of his left hand; all resulting in his own inimitable way of making a phrase sound corporeal, tumbling and rising and pulsating. Richman is virtuosic, dramatic, and he's in a permanent musical state of controlled precision, the energy he transfers effortlessly to the listener is immeasurable.
Richman's lightning-fast runs on "Vibe" and "Hit Parade," moreover, his thoughtful notes on the more relaxed selections like "Say It Isn't So," "Samaya," and "Just 4U," come as no surprise to those who have followed his career. Richman's improvisations are a study in unfolding a musical story, always methodically building and evolving his melodic shapes. "Just 4U" has excellent chromatic phrasing dispersed between octave runs, chordal figures and relaxed held notes. Forman also turns in a fine solo on this selection.
"Hit Parade" and "Sweet" has a guest appearance by Mintzer, whose saxophone playing adds just the right amount of energy to these rock-fusion numbers. Mintzer's flurry of notes and upper register work is excellent. Richman's compositions are ever-evolving and he does a superb job of keeping the musical evolvement moving and the listener engaged. In fact, there is a subtle current that helps make this project so successful and it dwells within the creative and musical compositions themselves.
releases November 17, 2016
live footage from Patronaat Harlem (NL) during our EU tour with Skyharbor and Sithu aye
Modern Day Babylon - Currency live in Haarlem
Lita Ford, Orianthi, Nita Strauss, Jennifer Batten, Yvette Young, Sarah Longfield, Gretchen Menn, Nili Brosh: She Rock's new available on Steve Vai’s Favored Nations Label
Releasing January 20, 2017 via Steve Vai’s Favored Nations Label
Lita Ford, Orianthi, Nita Strauss, Jennifer Batten and Many More Contribute Tracks
(Los Angeles – October 19 2016) Who says the ladies can’t rock? Today Favored Nations Entertainment announces the upcoming release of the all-female compilation, She Rocks, Vol.1. This collection of kick-ass guitar goddesses is produced by author and formerGuitar World editor, Brad Tolinski with iconic guitarist Steve Vai as executive producer, and showcases eleven female guitarists, each a virtuoso in her own right. From the legendary Lita Ford to Sarah Longfield’s jazzy riffin’, to Orianthi’s melodic stylings and the all-out shredding of Nita Strauss, these players each contribute their own voice to this carefully curated collection.
She Rocks, Vol.1 compilation will be released on January 20, 2017 via Vai’s own Favored Nations Label, and in cooperation with theWomen’s International Music Network (theWiMN.com), hosts of the famed “She Rocks Awards.” The compilation will be celebrated at the 2017 “She Rocks Awards,” taking place that evening in Anaheim, CA during the annual NAMM Convention.
These shredding songstresses cover the stage when it comes to style and personality; Ford is the quintessential guitar rock goddess with decades of top shelf performances, Jennifer Batten made her name playing for Michael Jackson, Strauss has toured with Alice Cooper for the past year, and the list goes on!
“Through the years women have become more and more interested in ripping it up on the guitar. It’s amazing to watch. Favored Nations is very excited to be working with producer Brad Tolinski in creating a compilation of many of the women who are evolving the instrument in powerful ways. They are wildly raising the bar." - Steve Vai
"People always ask me about the future of the guitar, and in many ways, the artists on this album are the answer. They represent a new vision and a fresh sensibility." - album producer, former Guitar World editor and author of Play It Loud: A History of the Electric Guitar (Doubleday), Brad Tolinski
The She Rocks, Vol.1 compilation showcases the amazing talents of Orianthi, Yasi Hofer, Kat Dyson, Sarah Longfield, Lita Ford, Jennifer Batten, Nita Strauss, Steph Paynes, Nili Brosh, Menn, and Yvette Young and will be released on January 20, 2017. Find out more at w http://www.favorednations.com/artists/sherocksvol1/
She Rocks, Vol. 1 Track List:
1. Orianthi – “Transmogrify”
2. Yasi Hofer – “Cosmic Stars”
3. Kat Dyson – “U Know What I Like”
4. Sarah Longfield – “The Taxi Time Travel Task Force”
5. Lita Ford w/Lez Zeppelin – “The Lemon Song”
6. Jennifer Batten – “In the Aftermath”
7. Nita Strauss – “Pandemonium”
8. Steph Paynes – “The Sun at Her Eastern Gate”
9. Nili Brosh – “A Matter of Perception”
10. Gretchen Menn – “Scrap Metal”
11. Yvette Young – “Hydra”
For cover art, information and to stream “She Rocks, Vol. 1”, visit:
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