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Warren Haynes: ‘The Door Is Always Open’ for Allman Brothers Reunion

July 16th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Warren Haynes will release his excellent new solo album Ashes and Dust on July 24th. It’s a fiddle-steeped folk LP of mostly original songs, some of which Haynes has been holding back for 30 years. “The ones I like usually stay with me, even if I don’t play them for a couple of years,” he says. It’s another left-turn [...]

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Ornette Coleman: The Man Who Set Jazz Free

June 12th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

“His playing has a real purity about it, a real beauty,” Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead said of the iconoclastic alto saxophonist Ornette Coleman in 1989. Garcia had just played on the latter’s album Virgin Beauty, a complex, radiant showcase for Coleman’s idea of free jazz: defying conventional laws of harmony, melody and rhythm [...]

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Hear Miles Davis’ Previously Unreleased Live ‘Stella by Starlight’

June 12th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

On July 17th, Columbia/Legacy Recordings will release the fourth volume in their ongoing Miles Davis bootleg series, Miles Davis at Newport 1955 – 1975, a collection of tracks from eight live festival performances from around the globe. Sidebar Miles Davis: 15 Essential Albums » The four-disc collection boasts four hours of previously unreleased music, including Davis’ [...]

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Hear Kendrick Lamar’s Funky New Album Track ‘King Kunta’

March 15th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

With less than two weeks to go before Rolling Stone cover star Kendrick Lamar drops his much-anticipated To Pimp a Butterfly, a new track from his upcoming LP has surfaced. The funky blaxploitation-fueled “King Kunta” finds Lamar casting himself as a modern day version of the Roots protagonist. “It’s just [Lamar] expressing how he’s feeling at the [...]

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Annie Clark’s Bizarre Fever Dreams: Inside ‘St. Vincent’

February 17th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> About a year ago, Annie Clark was wandering around a friend’s ranch in a remote part of West Texas when she decided to take off all her clothes. “It’s really beautiful out there,” says the 31-year-old singer-guitarist, better known as St. Vincent. “I thought I’d up the ante.” It seemed like [...]

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Santana Cuts Loose in New Song ‘La Flaca’

November 21st, 2013 · No Comments · Guitar

Santana unleashes some fierce riffs in the brand-new song “La Flaca,” which features vocal work from Colombian musician Juanes. Available to stream now, you’ll be able to download the cut on November 25th. The track will appear on Corazón, a new record of collaborations with some of the biggest names in Latin music. It’s set [...]

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Amnesty International Releasing Human Rights Concerts

October 7th, 2013 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> On November 5th, Amnesty International will release ¡Released!, a special six-disc DVD and two-disc CD box set featuring four shows from their historic Human Rights Concerts series that spanned from 1986-1998. Amnesty International Unveils Bob Dylan Tribute in Honor of Its 50th Anniversary The first of the four films showcases the all-day final [...]

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Jimi Hendrix Sought Paul McCartney for Supergroup with Miles Davis

May 10th, 2013 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> It’s long been known that Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis were making plans to record together the year before Hendrix’s death in 1970, but it turns out the pioneering guitarist and jazz trumpeter were hoping that Paul McCartney would join them on bass. Hendrix, Davis and jazz drummer Tony Williams sent a [...]

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Claude Nobs, Founder of Montreux Jazz Festival, Dead at 76

January 13th, 2013 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> Claude Nobs, the music promoter who founded Switzerland’s Montreux Jazz Festival, died on Thursday at the age of 76, the New York Times reports. Nobs had fallen into a coma after a cross-country skiing accident on December 24th and never recovered.  Nobs, who was born in 1936 and originally trained as [...]

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Paul McCartney Awarded French Legion of Honour

September 9th, 2012 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> Paul McCartney became an officer of France’s Legion of Honour on Saturday, the Guardian reports. In a private ceremony at the Élysée Palace in Paris, French president Francois Hollande presented the former Beatle with the award in appreciation for his contribution to music. “It is such an honor to be awarded [...]

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