Mr. Holdsworth split the scene with the guitar role recast by his old replacement John Etheridge. Changing names from "Soft Works" to "Soft Machine Legacy", the band played a brief European tour early in 2005. Mr.
Emil Viklicky is much revered figure in the Czech jazz world. In 1979, the keyboardist invited three of his ex-Berklee classmates to record with him.
Previously unavailable on CD, Hermann Szobel’s “Szobel” was originally released by Arista Records in 1976. Over the years the album has established a worldwide cult following and the mysterious Mr. Szobel has become a bit of an enigma.
Utterly sick jazz metal recording from this Venezuelan guitarist. Felix Martin invented a 14 (!!) string guitar from 2 adjacent 7 string necks. He taps and shreds his way through a variety songs that touch on latin fusion and metal.
“Crazy French phenomenon Christophe Godin applies his nothing short of bonkers rock guitar abilities to this ferocious yet tongue-in-cheek display of post-Vai/Zappa composition and musicianship. Jazzy it ain’t, but full of immense playing technique and cool tones it most definitely is.
"Trumpeter/composer Wadada Leo Smith’s Ten Freedom Summers is the work of a lifetime by one of jazz’s true visionaries, a kaleidoscopic, spiritually charged opus inspired by the struggle for African-American freedom and equality before the law.
"The 10 piece strong 'little big band' Positive Catastrophe was founded in 2007 by cornetist/composer Taylor Ho Bynum and percussionist/vocalist/composer Abraham Gomez-Delgado.
"Pixel, the powerhouse indie-jazz ensemble from Norway, makes an indelible first impression with Reminder. Led by bassist, vocalist and composer Ellen Andrea Wang, the band also features drummer Jon Audun Baar, saxist Harald Lassen and trumpeter Jonas Vemøy.
This one came out of left field and hit me like a ton of bricks. Possible Album Of The Year candidate.
Latest from this brilliant jazz metal trio from Germany. Take Morglbl, remove the humor, add some Teutonic seriousness and you've got Counter-World Experience.