Fusion Wizard John McLaughlin and 4th Dimension Release Live at Ronnie Scott's

John McLaughlin – Live at Ronnie Scott’s

 

Guitar maestro John McLaughlin and his band 4th Dimension have a new live album recorded at Ronnie Scott’s. The band will touring the United States and Mexico in November and December 2017.

 

 

Meeting of the Spirits Tour

11/1/17 Buffalo, NY
11/2/17 Albany, NY
11/3/17 New York,
11/4/17 Port Chester, NY
11/5/17 Providence, RI
11/8/17 Boston, MA
11/9/17 Philadelphia, PA
11/10/17 Newark, NJ
11/11/17 Washington DC
11/12/17 Raleigh, NC
11/15/17 Ann Arbor, MI
11/17/17 Chicago, IL
11/18/17 Chicago, IL
11/19/17 Indianapolis, IN
11/21/17 Nashville, TN
11/22/17 Atlanta, GA
11/24/17 Jacksonville, FL
11/25/17 Clearwater, FL
11/27/17 New Orleans, LA
11/30/17 Austin, TX
12/1/17 Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
12/5/17 Seattle, WA
12/6/17 Portland, OR
12/8/17 San Francisco, CA
12/9/17 Los Angeles, CA

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Pioneering Progressive Rock Album Daughter of Time by Colosseum Remastered

Esoteric Recordings has recently released a re-mastered and expanded version of the classic 1970 album “Daughter of Time” by British band Colosseum.

Originally released on the Vertigo label in December 1970, “Daughter of Time” was Colosseum’s third studio album, with a new lineup: Jon Hiseman on drums; Dave Greenslade on organ and vibes; Dick Heckstall-Smith on saxophones; Dave “Clem” Clempson on guitar, vocals; Mark Clarke on bass; and Chris Farlowe on lead vocals.

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Otherworldly Cello

Joan Jeanrenaud – Visual Music (Deconet Records, 2016)

Visual Music is an outstanding recording of cello music by composer and cellist Joan Jeanrenaud, who used to be a member of the famed Kronos Quartet for 20 years.

Joan Jeanrenaud delivers a set of solo cello pieces that range from captivating melodies and cinematic soundscapes to mesmerizing ethereal compositions and neoclassical pieces as well as experimentation using various layers and cello techniques.

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Superb Bass from Malta

Simon Sammut – Crossing (Simon Sammut, 2017)

Crossing is the second album by an excellent bass player from Malta named Simon Sammut. The album crosses numerous musical boundaries ranging from funk jazz and fusion to world music and ambient electronic influences.

Crossing is beautifully-packaged with innovative fold out packaging and fascinating artwork. It goes well with Simon Sammut’s multifaceted bass sounds.

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Guitar Bends

Mark Wingfield – Proof of Light (MoonJune Records, 2015)

Fusion guitarist Mark Wingfield delivers an album of cutting edge, high-energy jazz-rock. Wingfield is a virtuoso musician who extracts a wide range of sounds from his guitar, including a fascinating pitch bending sound.

His collaborators on Proof of Light are Yaron Stavi on upright bass and Asaf Sirkis on drums.

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An Intriguing Musical Picnic

Harri Kuusijärvi Koutus – Music for a Family Picnic

Harri Kuusijärvi Koutus – Music for a Family Picnic (Eclipse Music, 2017)

Music for a Family Picnic is the second album by Finnish progressive music band Harri Kuusijärvi Koutus. The group is led by multifaceted accordionist and composer Harri Kuusijärvi.

On Music for a Family Picnic you’ll find a wide range of influences, from minimalist and cinematic passages to progressive rock, folk and jazz.

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