GP Editors' June CD & Book Reviews
Jun 4 2013 1:35PM
When DePrima showed me his self-published photo book at NAMM, I admit I succumbed to a cautious, “Who is this guy?” stance.
Barry Cleveland's April 2013 Faves
Mar 25 2013 11:25AM
On his ECM debut as a leader, the innovative and creatively restless Norwegian guitarist opts for sparse, gradually unfolding soundscapes that emphasize the meditative component of his work.
Matt Blackett's April 2013 Faves
Mar 25 2013 11:04AM
If you weren’t lucky enough to hear Italian badass Alex de Rosso when he was touring with Dokken,
Matthew Charles Heulitt Room to Run
Feb 1 2011 1:00AM
Heulitt’s creative muse runs free on this inspired-sounding album, which ventures out of the jazz realm to utilize everything from rock grooves to pure noise as platforms for improvisation.
Barry Cleveland's March Faves
Mar 13 2013 3:43PM
The celebrated alto saxophonist continues to evolve his trans-global musical vision on this mind-blowing disc, supported by an equally forward-thinking ensemble comprising guitarist Dave “Fuze” Fiuczynski (who also plays with
Roy Gaines and his Orchestra Tuxedo Blues
Feb 1 2011 1:00AM
Roy Gaines shows his talents as a vocalist and a guitarist, who has a cool R&B guitar style that’s perfectly suited for this collection of bluesy, swinging tunes.
Barry Cleveland's August Faves
Aug 15 2012 12:00AM
Erkan Ogur Dönmez Ol Ogur (featured in the March 2008 issue of GP) is celebrated throughout Turkey as a master of guitar, kopuz and baglama lutes, and numerous other instruments.
Matt Blackett's July Faves
Jul 9 2012 12:00AM
Anyone who wanted to see Carlos get back to what he does best—i.e. playing gutsy, ballsy lines with no concerns about pop stardom—is going to love this.
Jan 24 2012 12:00AM
On this follow up to 2008’s excellent Rotonova, Spanish guitarist Raúl Huelves (a.k.a. Razl) leads a power trio featuring bassist extraordinaire Bryan Beller and deep-pocket drummer Pepe Acebal—with cameos from guitarist Will
Rez Abbasi’s Invocation, Suno Suno
Jan 24 2012 12:00AM
On his eighth release, the Pakistani-American jazz composer and guitarist further consolidates his cross-continental amalgam of musical styles, this time more fully assimilating the Sufi devotional music known as qawwali—though
Jake Hertzog, Evolution
Jan 18 2012 12:00AM
Jake Hertzog is one of the finest young jazz guitarists on the scene, and his two previous albums were chockablock with intriguing and even startling passages that signaled a fresh approach to the idiom. On his latest release,
Exclusive! Book Excerpt From Follow Your Heart: John McLaughlin Song By Song: A Listeners Guide
Mar 4 2011 3:05AM
Read a song-by-song commentary on McLaughlin's Johnny McLaughlin - Electric Guitarist album.
Innerviews Music Without Borders Anil Prasad
Oct 10 2010 12:45PM
Anil Prasad established innerviews.org in 1994, and quickly gained a reputation among readers and artists for incisive and substantive journalism.
Frank Zappa The Freak-Out List
Jul 1 2010 1:00AM
Zappa included a list of 179 influences on his 1966 debut—from Schoenberg and Varèse to doo woppers and Johnny “Guitar” Watson to Eric Dolphy and Miles.
Raul Midon Synthesis
Jun 1 2010 1:00AM
Midon’s funky, groovy guitar work is all over this release, with the smoothest octaves this side of Benson, flawless technique, and impeccable note selection.
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