Tag Archives: Guitar

At WSJ on Rez Abassi’s Django Shift

‘Django-shift’ by Rez Abbasi Review: Retuning a Guitar Legacy An album from the forward-thinking guitarist offers muscular new renditions of the music of early jazz great Django Reinhardt. Michael Sarin, Rez Abbasi and Neil Alexander PHOTO: KIRAN AHLUWALIA By Martin Johnson Sept. … Continue reading

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At WSJ on Liberty Ellman’s Last Desert

MUSIC REVIEW ‘Last Desert’ by Liberty Ellman Review: Moving Out of His Own Shadow The new album from the jazz guitarist might be even more influential than his 2015 record ‘Radiate.’ Jazz guitarist Liberty Ellman PHOTO: ALAN NAHIGIAN By Martin Johnson May … Continue reading

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At WSJ on John McLaughlin’s Excellent Is That So.

MUSIC REVIEW ‘Is That So?’ by John McLaughlin Review: Meditative Jamming Turning away from technically flashy music, the guitarist revisits Indian fusion on a contemplative record that grew out of improvisational sessions. John McLaughlin in 2016 PHOTO: IMAGO/ZUMA PRESS By Martin … Continue reading

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From the Archives, at WSJ on Bill Frisell

CULTURAL CONVERSATION  WITH BILL FRISELL With a Country Twang By Martin Johnson Updated Nov. 3, 2010 12:01 a.m. ET Bill Frisell is the most innovative and influential jazz guitarist of the past 25 years. He has brought a country twang … Continue reading

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At WSJ on Vintage Grant Green Releases

  MUSIC REVIEW ‘Funk in France: From Paris to Antibes (1969-1970)’ and ‘Slick!—Live at Oil Can Harry’s’ by Grant Green Reviews In an era often belittled by jazz fans, guitarist Grant Green spearheaded a movement that expanded hits in innovative … Continue reading

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At WSJ on new music from Rhys Chatham and Jeff Parker

http://www.wsj.com/articles/pythagorean-dream-by-rhys-chatham-and-the-new-breed-by-jeff-parker-reviews-1466458126 Arts Arts in Review Music Review ‘Pythagorean Dream’ by Rhys Chatham and ‘The New Breed’ by Jeff Parker Reviews New albums from veteran guitarists offer hypnotic nuance or subdued funk. Rhys Chatham ENLARGE Rhys Chatham Photo: Roland Owsnitzki By … Continue reading

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Archives: At WSJ on LIberty Ellman

A great guitarist steps to the forefront http://www.wsj.com/articles/radiate-review-a-jazz-guitarist-moves-from-follower-to-leader-1442356871 ‘Radiate’ Review: A Jazz Guitarist Moves From Follower to Leader On his latest album, ‘Radiate,’ the distinctive guitarist Liberty Ellman is helping define post-millennial jazz ENLARGE Liberty Ellman’s most recent recording is … Continue reading

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