Category: Interviews

STEVE VAI: MODERN AND PRIMITIVE

ONE OF TODAY’S PREMIER POWER GUITARISTS, STEVE VAI KEEPS LOOKING FORWARD WHILE STILL ACKNOWLEDGING HIS PAST. LAST YEAR, HE RELEASED A 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF HIS SEMINAL PASSION AND WARFARE. CURRENTLY, HE HAS CONTRIBUTED THE 7TH INSTALLMENT  OF HIS 10 DISC…

STEVE GADD: HOME AT LAST

FEW PEOPLE ON THIS PLANET CAN TRULY BE CONSIDERED MASTERS OF THEIR CRAFTS. DRUMMER STEVE GADD IS ONE OF TODAY’S MUSICIANS IN THAT CATEGORY, SIGNIFIED BY HIS INFLUENTIAL RECORDINGS AND INSPIRATIONAL CONCERT PERFORMANCES. HIS DRUM WORK ON PAUL SIMON’S “FIFTY…

WADADA LEO SMITH: A NATIONAL TREASURE

FEW ARTISTS ARE ABLE TO WALK THE MUSICAL TIGHTROPE OF ADVENTURE AND ACCESSIBILITY LIKE WADADA LEO SMITH. WHILE BEING LABELED IN THE “AVANT-GARDE’ CATEGORY, SMITH DEFIANTLY IGNORES SUCH MONIKERS, EVEN USING HIS OWN PHRASE, ‘ANKHRASMATION’ TO DESCRIBE NOT ONLY HIS…