Jack DeSalvo is a guitarist, composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer has been hailed by Wire magazine as “a masterful player”. He has performed and recorded on classical, steel-string, electric, 12-string, slide and alto guitars, cello, banjo, mandolin and mandola.
The Weeknd has unveiled his new six-song EP, My Dear Melancholy, which features Gesaffelstein on two tracks. It was executive produced by the Weeknd and Frank Dukes, with additional production by Daft Punk's Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Skrillex and Mike Will Made-It, among others.
Fans of Jack Grassel will find his first recording very interesting. The band was putting jazz, rock, blues, classical, and everything else in the blender to come out with a powerful electric hybrid. Even though this band was a contemporary of the Mahavishnu Orchestra and Miles Davis’ Electric Bands, it was very original and not derivitive of the other music of the time.
For more than 25 years, Anouar Brahem has taken his oud all over far off lands. A melodic impressionist and a for ever inspired improvisor, the Tunisian musician has above all toppled the barriers which separate genres…
Pictures (1977) is an intriguing offshoot of drummer Jack DeJohnette's work with guitarist John Abercrombie in the Gateway Trio and other groups. A series of lightly colored aural collages that also feature DeJohnette on organ and piano with Abercrombie playing electric and acoustic, it conjures spare, plaintive moods without ever seeming static or New Age-y. The styles vary, ranging from Spanish folk to lyrical fusion to splintered string effects reminiscent of experimental British guitar great Derek Bailey. DeJohnette, who has recorded on the piano in a more straightforward context to less satisfying effect, succeeds in making us see as well as hear his compositions.