August 26, 2017

Ozone Squeeze feat. Oz Noy - Supernatural man

Ozone Squeeze are Australian singer/Keyboardist Rai Thistlethwayte, Blues-Jazz Guitarist Oz Noy and amazing drummer Darren Stanley , one of the young lions of the creative Atlanta music scene. Their debut album comes out on September 15, 2017 on Abstract Logix with a national tour. 
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August 24, 2017

Gilad Hekselman Trio - Eyes To See

Album Featuring:
Gilad Hekselman - guitar, Joe Martin - bass, Marcus Gilmore - drums & special guest Jeff Ballard - drums
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August 17, 2017

Julian Lage - "Study for Electric Guitar"

The amazing Julian Lage live at National Sawdust in Brooklyn on June 28, 2017, performing “Study for Electric Guitar”

Check his amazing hybrid picking technique. At around 1.47 he starts with a new technique, at least that I've never seen before, playing a tremolo on the upper strings and simultaneously playing a legato bassline with his left hand.

Must try this!

August 14, 2017

John Scofield Performs 'Quiet And Loud Jazz'

"When we started to play, I did kind of get chills from the songs ." - John Scofield

Almost exactly 30 years ago, guitarist John Scofield recorded an album he evocatively titled Loud Jazz. Not quite a decade later, he made one called Quiet. Both albums were statements of intent, widely embraced and justly acclaimed. And despite the obvious differences between the two, both were genuine expressions of Scofield's musical personality, which has always been more flexible than those extreme dynamic markings would seem to suggest.

Jazz Night In America caught up with Scofield this past spring, just before he played a concert called "Quiet And Loud Jazz" in Jazz at Lincoln Center's Appel Room. The idea was to both acknowledge and bridge the distance between the two disparate albums, which might have been more difficult were it not for Scofield's sly consistency. "It's not like other famous jazz musicians, where their style changes, you know, decade to decade," says Jim Beard, the veteran keyboardist on hand for the Loud Jazz half of the concert. "He sounds very similar to what he sounded like, you know, 30 years ago. I don't think he sounds that different. And it's just such a strong personal style that that's amazing."


2:54 - "Door #3"
9:00 - "Hold That Thought"
15:40 - "Tulle"
20:51 - "Rolf and the Gang"

31:25 - "Dance Me Home"
39:00 - "Loud Jazz"
47:18 - "So You Say"
52:48 - "Trim"

John Scofield (electric guitar)
Joe Lovano (tenor saxophone and flute)
Charles Pillow (flute and horn)
Michael Rodriguez (trumpet and flugelhorn)
Roger Rosenberg (baritone saxophone and bass clarinet)
Jeffrey Scott (french horn)
John Clarke (french horn)
Larry Grenadier (bass)
Bill Stewart (drums)

Jim Beard (keyboard)
Gary Granger (bass)
Dennis Chambers (drums)



November 7, 2016

McBride, Scofield & Sanchez playing the Blues at Montclair Jazz Festival

Christian McBride on Bass, John Scofield on Guitar, and Antonio Sanchez on Drums, at the Montclair Jazz Festival, August 16, 2014 at Nishuane Park in Montclair NJ. 

Bass solo starting around 5:33

Sponsored by WBGO, NEA, City Natl Bank, NJSC on the Arts, No. Coast Brewing Co., Whole Foods, Artic Glacier. Video by Flint Gennari of

Joseph Tawadros, Christian McBride, Mike Stern, Matt McMahon, James Tawa...

Gepubliceerd op 12 mei 2014
Exciting New Album from Oud Virtuoso Joseph Tawadros:


Joseph Tawadros - Oud
Christian McBride - Double Bass
Mike Stern - Electric Guitar
Matt McMahon - Piano
James Tawadros - Req and Bendir

Recorded in New York in just two days in February 2014, Permission to Evaporate features American Jazz legends Christian McBride and Mike Stern with Joseph's Oud in a powerhouse recording of diverse sounds, exploring new musical territory showcasing Joseph's original and exciting cross-genre composition.
Rounding off the Quintet is one of Australia leading Jazz Pianists Matt McMahon and Arabic Percussion Wizard James Tawadros.

Track Listing:

1. Bluegrass Nikriz
2. Permission To Evaporate
3. Sleight Of Hand
4. Space In Time
5. Peace For My Father
6. Constantinople
7. Nomad's Fear
8. Dreaming Hermit
9. Last Candle
10. Eye Of The Beholder
11. Wanderer
12. Leunig At Midnight
13. Kindred Spirits
14. Point Of Departure
15. Shared Memories
16. A Tear On Farewell

# All Music Composed by Joseph Tawadros