Terry Bozzio Guitar Center Drum Off 2011

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Terry Bozzio  Guitar Center Drum Off 2011

Part I of Terry Bozzio’s performance featuring Jimmy Johnson on bass and Alex Machacek on guitar @ Guitar Center’s 2011 Drum Off Grand Finals at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on January 14th, 2012.

Terry Bozzio

Biography

Terry Bozzio was born December 27, 1950 in San Francisco, California. He started at age 6 playing makeshift drum sets. At the age of 13 he saw The Beatles premier performance on The Ed Sullivan Show,and begged his father for drum lessons. During the 1960s, he played in the garage bands Blue Grass Radio, The Yarde, and Tamalpais Jungle Mountain Boys.

In 1968 Bozzio attended Sir Francis Drake High School in San Anselmo, California, where he received a music scholarship award, and later went on to the College of Marin. During this time he studied concurrently with Chuck Brown on the drum set and Lloyd Davis and Roland Kohloff on a percussion and timpani scholarship. He also played Bartok-Dahl-Cowell & Baroque chamber ensembles with the Marin and Napa County Symphonies.

1970s

In 1972 Bozzio played in the rock musicals Godspell and Walking in my Time. He also began playing in local jazz groups with Mark Isham, Peter Maunu, Patrick O’Hearn, Mike Nock, Art Lande, Azteca, Eddie Henderson, Woody Shaw, Julian Priester, Eric Gravatt, Billy Higgins, Andy Narell, Hadley Calliman, Mel Graves, and Mel Martin. He became a regular in the Monday Night Jim Dukey Big Band at San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall.

He recorded and toured with Frank Zappa beginning in 1975, and appeared, also as a vocalist, on a number of Zappa’s most successful albums, including Zoot Allures, Zappa in New York, Sheik Yerbouti and Thing-Fish, and in the concert movie Baby Snakes (which includes him singing lead on a portion of the song “Punky’s Whips”). He is noted for performing Zappa’s “The Black Page,” a piece of music designed to be a “musician’s nightmare,” a page so dense with notes it was nearly solid black.

In 1977 he joined The Brecker Brothers with long time San Francisco friend and guitarist Barry Finnerty. With The Brecker Brothers, Bozzio toured and recorded the album “Heavy Metal Be-Bop.” Shortly after, he was dismissed by Zappa as he joined Group 87 with Mark Isham, Peter Maunu, Patrick O’Hearn and Peter Wolf. The group auditioned for and was signed to a record deal with CBS; Bozzio declined membership in the group and then auditioned unsuccessfully for Thin Lizzy.

After Bill Bruford & Allan Holdsworth‘s departures from the band UK in late 1978, Bozzio joined Eddie Jobson and John Wetton to continue UK as a trio. The trio recorded Danger Money and Night After Night and toured the U.S. twice (supporting the popular progressive rock band Jethro Tull), and in Europe and Japan.

1980s

After UK disbanded in early 1980, Bozzio, ex-Zappa guitarist Warren Cuccurullo and then-wife and vocalist Dale Bozzio founded the band Missing Persons. Missing Persons released the albums Spring Session M (which went Gold), Rhyme & Reason, and Color in Your Life.Missing Persons also toured the U.S. & Europe and often appeared on TV and radio.

After the Missing Persons breakup in 1986, Bozzio joined ex-Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor‘s solo band. He also played on sessions with Robbie Robertson, Gary Wright, Don Dokken, XYZ, Paul Hyde, Herbie Hancock, Dweezil Zappa, and Richard Marx. During this time he began touring as a clinician/solo drummer and recorded Solo Drums, which was his first instructional video for Warner Brothers. Bozzio joined Mick Jagger and Jeff Beck for the video “Throwaway,” and teamed up with Beck and keyboardist Tony Hymas to co-write/produce and perform on the Grammy Award winning album Jeff Beck’s Guitar Shop. promoted on The Arsenio Hall Show, which was Jeff Beck’s first-ever live appearance on American TV.

In 1988 Bozzio married Ev Kvamme. They have one son.

1990s

In 1990–1995 Terry developed ostinato-based drum solo compositions and recorded his second instructional video Melodic Drumming and the Ostinato Volumes 1, 2, and 3, as well as Solo Drum Music Volumes 1 & 2 on CD. He also joined Tony Hymas, Tony Coe, andHugh Burns to form the band Lonely Bears and record The Lonely Bears, Injustice, and The Bears are Running, while living in Paris, France. He also formed the band Polytown with David Torn and Mick Karn.

From 1995 to 2002 Bozzio did tours of the US, Australia, Canada & Europe as a solo drum artist as well as recording two solo CDs: Drawing the Circle and Chamberworks. With bassist and Chapman Stick player Tony Levin and guitarist Steve Stevens, he formed the groupBozzio Levin Stevens, which released two albums: Black Light Syndrome in 1997, and Situation Dangerous in 2000.

2000s

In 2001, he teamed up with Chad Wackerman to produce the Duets video and Alternative Duets CDs. Bozzio was inducted into the Modern Drummer “Hall of Fame” and won the Clinician of the Year award twice as well as Drum Magazine’s Drummer of the Year and Best Clinician. Internationally, he received Slagwerkkrant Magazine’s (Netherlands) and Player Magazine’s (Japan) Best Drummer Award.

Bozzio was inducted into Guitar Center’s RockWalk in Hollywood on January 17, 2007 along with rock and roll icons Ronnie James Dio and Slash. Bozzio also worked with the nu-metal band Korn on their 8th studio album after the departure of their drummer David Silveria. He was scheduled to play on the road with the band during the Family Values Tour, but he left and was replaced by Joey Jordison of Slipknot and later Ray Luzier.

Since November 2008 Bozzio has toured with guitarist Allan Holdsworth, bassist Tony Levin, and drummer Pat Mastelotto as the experimental super-group HoBoLeMa. He has also hosted on Drum Channel.

UK have recently reformed with John Wetton, Eddie Jobson and Terry Bozzio for a world tour in 2012.

 

Marco Pinna – Amigus – Live From Lakewood Studios

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Marco Pinna – Amigus – Live From Lakewood Studios

Marco Pinna

Biography :

Marco Pinna is a definitely world class acoustic and electric guitar player based in Nashville,Tennesse-Usa.
He develop his activity also in Milan-Italy collaborating with Different Music records and
Real Sound recording studios.
Marco collaborate in the Usa with world class musicians like the legendary drummer Chester Thompson(Genesis,Frank Zappa,Weather report and many more),bass player-productor Sean O’Bryan Smith,keyboard players like Kenny Zarider,Shannon Wickline,Peter Gallinari,guitar player four times Grammy nominated Denny Jiosa,guitar virtuoso Stan Lassiter,Kyle Nachtigal,percussion player Lee Hines and drummer Glenn Williams.
Marco started to play as professional guitar player in his home country,Sardinia.after a few years (1980) he moved to Vienna,Austria,to tour all over Europe.
He even collaborated with legendary theatre director Giorgio Strehler on “Faust” opera at Piccolo Teatro in Milan.
in the 2009 started ta musical experience with a guitar duo called Ses Cordas and released the acoustic album “Mediterranean Journey”.

Two years later Marco has been contacted by an American music manager and moved to the States in Nashville,the Music City.
After a couple of months everybody over there recognized Marco’s talent and his unique guitar style and compositions.
Americans named him “The Mediterranean guitar virtuoso”.
He is also endorser for companies like Godin Guitars,V-Picks guitar picks,Black Smith strings,Benado effects and Ballabio hand made classical guitars.

On 20th June 2014 he released his first American cd “Amigus”,recorded at legendary Cupit Studios in Nashville and on the same day performed at Douglas Corner in a double bill acoustic-electric show along with American guitar virtuoso Neil Zaza.
The press mentioned that concert as one of the best concerts of the year!

On 28th July 2014 Marco has been awarded as Ambassador of Culture in the world.

Actually Marco icollaborates with Different Music Records Label and Real Music Recording Studios.

Marco Pinna - Amigus - Live From Lakewood Studios

 

OFFICIAL SITE     marco-pinna official site

 

Marco Pinna “Amigus” live in Milan (Oct-02-2014) from Marco Pinna on Vimeo.

 

Marco Pinna Relsound Studio

Marco Pinna at Real Sound Studio Milano Italy

Trilok Gurtu Project 4 / 8

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Trilok Gurtu Project 4 / 8

Biography :

A world class, virtuoso percussionist, now in his mid fifties, Trilok has attracted a world class set of collaborators over a long career; these started with John McLaughlin in whose trio, Trilok flourished as the featured soloist for 4 years, other jazz greats continued this path – Joe Zawinul, Jan Garbarek, Don Cherry, Bill Evans, Pharoah Sanders, Dave Holland were all attracted to Trilok’s burning sense of rhythm. Of course he is deeply rooted in the Indian tradition, so it is no surprise to see that collaborations also took place with the glitterati of Indian musical society – his mother, Shobha Gurtu, Zakir Hussain, L. Shankar, Shankar Mahadevan, Hariprasad Chaurasia, The Misra Brothers and Sultan Khan. World music has become an established genre in which Trilok has further “ploughed his own furrow” with his own group, to great effect, performing and recording with Salif Keita, Oumou Sangare, Angelique Kidjo, Neneh Cherry, Omara Portuondo, Tuvan throat singers, Huun Huur Tu, to such effect that . Rita Ray of BBC Radio described him as “a serial collaborator”.

In 2006/7, Trilok has recorded and performed with the Malian musicians from the Frikywa Family and the Italian, Arke String Quartet. Although these performances continue, he has also formed a World Music group featuring Bass, Guitar, Violin, Didjeridoo and Santoor which showcases his talents thru the coming seasons. He will also offer his Twenty Years of Talking Tabla a solo event focussing on speech and tabla, with a chance for small audiences to exchange musical views with him and learn about his broad compositional techniques.

Trilok Gurtu was born into a highly musical family in Bombay, India where his grandfather was a noted Sitar player and his mother Shobha Gurtu, a classical singing star and constant influence. He began to play practically from infancy at the age of six. Eventually Trilok traveled to Europe, joining up with trumpeter Don Cherry (father of Neneh and Eagle Eye) for two years; touring worldwide with Oregon, the highly respected jazz group and was an important part of the quartet that L. Shankar led with Jan Garbarek and Zakir Hussain.

In 1988 Trilok performed with his own group, finally being able to present his compositions on the debut album “Usfret” which many musicians claim as an important influence; young Asian musicians from London like Talvin Singh, Asian Dub Foundation and Nitin Sawhney see him as a mentor and so Trilok’s work finds its way onto the turntables at dance clubs years later. But back in 1988 Trilok met The Mahavishnu Orchestra and its leader, JohnMcLaughlin and for the next four years played an integral part in The John McLaughlin Trio.

In 1993 Trilok toured his own trio in support of the album “The Crazy Saints”, which featured not only Joe Zawinul but also Pat Metheny. Audiences were enthralled by his compositions that linked subtle Indian rhythms and Indian singing with elements of modern jazz and rock. The following year the band was expanded to a quartet and touring extended to include a US coast-to-coast tour and 40+ European shows.

The composer and band leader had evolved from the Trilok of earlier years: consummate musicianship now joined entertainment skills as his humourous presentations for the group, between bouts of serious music, brought uproarious laughter from his spectators.

Band tours continued annually establishing Trilok Gurtu as a regular and popular visitor to many European and US cities; his group, The Glimpse was formed in 1996 which grew from his musical roots in India’s timeless acoustic tradition. By the late 90’s they were touring worldwide and appearing in Festivals where he performed alongside the megastars of the entertainment business (Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, REM) as well as his colleagues in the World Music scene like Youssou N’Dour, Baaba Maal, Cesaria Evora and Salif Keita. The“Kathak”,“African Fantasy” and “Beat of Love” cds came about in 1998/9, 2000/1 as a direct result of these years: Trilok’s music entered a distinctly World Music setting. – a new sound that contained the core of his previous works but expanded on it allowing guest singers likeNeneh Cherry, Salif Keita, Angelique Kidjo and Oumou Sangare to display their talents on Trilok’s own recordings.

When Trilok hit the live performance circuit in 2000 and 2001, audiences saw the group with special guest appearances by Nitin Sawhney,Angelique Kidjo, Salif Keita and “The Beat Of Love”producer Wally Badarou in New York and London. In between group performances he appeared at a number of prestigious solo percussion recitals and gave guest performances on albums by John McLaughlin, Pharoah Sanders, Nitin Sawhney, Lalo Schifrin, Gilberto Gil, Bill Laswell & Annie Lennox.

The release of “Remembrance” in 2002 was a major milestone for Trilok. The guests Shankar Mahadevan, Zakir Hussain, Ronu Majumdar and Shobha Gurtu gave superb performances. Reviews in London were all 4**** and better, including The Times, Daily Express, The Guardian, Q, Songlines and FRoots. Combined with extensive touring across Europe and especially Scandinavia, this led to Trilok’s second nomination for the BBC World Music Awards and for an EMMA. Stand out performances were at London’s Hyde Park for the Queen’s 50 th Anniversary and in Bombay as part of a global satellite-delivered concert with Youssou N’Dour and Baaba Maal celebrating the BBC’s 70 th Anniversary of their World Service.

2003 saw a wide variety of over 50 performances all over the globe from Trilok Gurtu in quartet, trio and solo formats. His first collaboration in an orchestral piece took place in Koln in October, with the World Premiere of “Chalan” written especially for him by Maurizio Sotelo. Other key 2003 performances were at Cité de la Musique, Paris in April with special guest Shankar Mahadevan; in Utrecht with Robert Miles, Kudsi Erguner and Hassan Harkmoun and in Sardinia with Dave Holland. The most spectacular was certainly in Copenhagen at “The Images of Asia Festival” where he orchestrated a joint performance of his own band with Samul Nori (Korean Percussionist) and Huun Huur Tu (Mongolian Throat Singers). All this on a floating stage in Copenhagen Harbour at sunset – quite delicious!

Trilok started 2004 with a 10-date tour of Norway in February followed by an extensive tour of 25 concerts in France to announce the release of his eleventh cd “Broken Rhythms”. As with all Trilok records, the accent was on rhythm and drumming – but this one more so. Featured collaborations with the Tuvan Throat Singers Huun Huur Tu, the Arké String Quartet and an outstanding screaming guitar part from Gary Moore bring a heady mix of bright and fast with gentle and peaceful. The album was released in France in March 2004 and received all 4**** reviews. Two visits to the USA with his group included the huge Stern Grove Festival in San Francisco in front of 20,000 spectators.

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Jon Hassell Last Night The Moon Came

Experimental JAZZ Senza categoria

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Jon Hassell Last Night The Moon Came

Biography :

Composer/trumpeter Jon Hassell is the visionary creator of a style of music he named Fourth World, which he describes as “coffee-colored classical” – a mysterious, unique hybrid of musics that unfolds between the polarities of ancient and digital, composed and improvised, Eastern and Western. In the last two decades, his connoisseur recordings, built around a completely unique voice-like trumpet style (developed in studies with Indian vocal master, Pandit Pran Nath) have inspired a generation of collaborators like Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel, Kronos Quartet and Ry Cooder. His trumpet performances show up on records of world stars like Björk, Baaba Maal, and Ibrahim Ferrer. Film and theater credits include scores for Wim Wenders (Million Dollar Hotel, with Bono), The Netherlands Dance Theater (Lurch), Peter Sellars (Zangezi), and the theme for the hit TV show, The Practice. His 1999 acoustic audiophile recording, Fascinoma, produced by Ry Cooder, with bansri flute master, Ronu Majumdar and jazz pianist Jacky Terrasson, inspired a new generation of European musicians and, especially, trumpet players like Arve Henriksen, Erik Truffaz,Paolo Fresu and Nils Petter Molvaer, all acknowledging Hassell’s influence, leading beyond the gravitational pull of Miles Davis. In 2005, Hassell began touring with a new band, which he namedMaarifa Street, playing to new European audiences from Norway to Madrid to Rome to Berlin who were astonished at the discovery of this atmospheric music that defies category. His performance at the Vienna Kunsthalle, the cathedral of classical tradition, was hailed as “the concert of the year” in Der Standard. Early 2009 brought a reconnection to the prestigious ECM label with the release of a new CD, Last Night the Moon Came Dropping Its Clothes in the Street, and a Carnegie Hall concert in New York. Critical raves in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and European press signal the growing awareness of a master musician and a music without borders whose freshness comes increasingly into focus as time passes.

Along with ongoing concerts and new recordings, Hassell has recently intensified work on a long-awaited book, The North and South of You. Part of that work has been done in a series of public Conversations along with his musical collaborator of twenty-five years ago, Brian Eno. These have taken place in London’s Southbank Centre, the Sydney Opera House, Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and, most recently in March 2011, to inaugurate the opening of a digital arts center in Paris, La Gaite’ Lyrique.

Very broadly, the theme of the book is about the loss of pleasure as a guiding principle in our lives and how the evolution the North and South of the planet and the evolution of our body’s north and south are echoes of one another physically, metaphorically and psychologically.

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Jon Hassell Last Night The Moon Came

Hiromi in Studio 4B

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Hiromi in Studio 4B

Hiromi Uehara (上原ひろみ, born 26 March 1979), known as Hiromi, is a jazz composer and pianist born in Hamamatsu, Japan.

She is known for her virtuosic technique, energetic live performances and blend of musical genres such as post-bop, progressive rock, classical and fusion in her compositions.
Hiromi started learning classical piano at age five, and was later introduced to jazz by her piano teacher Noriko Hikida. At 14, she played with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. When she was 17, she met Chick Corea by chance in Tokyo, and was invited to play with him at his concert the next day. After being a jingle writer for a few years for Japanese companies such as Nissan, she enrolled to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.

There, she was mentored by Ahmad Jamal and had already signed with jazz label Telarc before her graduation.
Since her debut in 2003, Hiromi has toured the world and appeared in numerous jazz festivals. She performed live at the Newport Jazz Festival on August 8, 2009, and at the Paris Olympia in Paris on April 13, 2010, and toured in the summer of 2010 with the Stanley Clarke Band.

Hiromi’s trio initially consisted of bassist Mitch Cohn and drummer Dave DiCenso. In 2004, she recorded her second album Brain with fellow Berklee alumni bassist Tony Grey and drummer Martin Valihora and has been recording and touring with them ever since. Bassist Anthony Jackson was guest artist on two Brain tracks and is featured on her 2011 album Voice, 2012 album Move and 2014 album Alive, along with drummer Simon Philips.

Hiromi at the Moers Festival, 2007

On October 19, 2006, the trio added guitarist David Fiuczynski in a performance at the Jazz Factory in Louisville, Kentucky, to form Hiromi’s Sonicbloom. He is also featured in the albums Time Control and Beyond Standard, and is currently[when?] touring with the group. Due to Fiuczynski’s teaching commitments at Berklee, guitarist John Shannon performs with the group when Fiuczynski is unavailable.
Drummer Mauricio Zottarelli joined Hiromi’s Sonicbloom for the 2009 tour.

Instruments

Hiromi plays the Yamaha CFIII-S concert grand piano, Nord Lead 2, Clavia Nord Electro 2 73, Clavia Nord Stage Piano and Korg microKORG.

Chick Corea Elektric Band Live at North Sea Jazz 2003

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Chick Corea Elektric Band Live at North Sea Jazz 2003

From Wikipedia : 

Chick Corea Elektric Band is a jazz fusion band, led by pianist Chick Corea. Following the demise of Return to Forever, Corea established the musical ensemble in 1986. Following a long hiatus, the band reunited to produce To the Stars in 2004.

The band’s debut album can be described as “jazz-rock”, though it is much closer to traditional jazz than the jazz-rock albums of the 1970s. The keyboard sounds on the album are typical for the mid-1980s. The drums played by Dave Weckl dominate the album’s sound, with the guitar duties split between Scott Henderson and Carlos Rios.

The second album, Light Years (1987) is more funk-oriented than its predecessor. Saxophonist Eric Marienthal joins the band andFrank Gambale replaces Henderson and Rios (who still plays on some tracks) to form what is considered the band’s definitive lineup.

The third album, Eye of the Beholder, relies on softer sounds. Here Corea relies on acoustic piano, with synthesizers largely in the background. Gambale also plays acoustic guitar on some tracks, lending a Flamenco-influenced sound to pieces like “Eternal Child.”

The Elektric Band’s fourth album, Inside Out (1991), features some compositions that fall in the post-bop rather than the fusion category. The four-part piece “Tale of Daring”, which closes the album, relies on unconventional melodies and relatively free improvisation. But two other compositions, the title track and “Kicker,” are more traditional fusion pieces. Corea still uses mostly acoustic piano, but Gambale plays electric guitar throughout.

 

 

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