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Fusion

by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – You have to admire the sheer honesty of someone who releases an EP instead of a full-length album simply because this is how much top-drawer material they have at the moment. Especially if that someone is an instrumental guitarist – a myopic [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – Seven-string guitar virtuoso Michael Abdow returns with his sophomore instrumental solo effort titled Life Symbolic. At this stage of his career, Abdow offers 10 instrumental songs that were written and recorded over the last three years. The songs evolved [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – The more you have to say, the less notes you play. Aleks Sever proves this adage with knowing elegance on her debut instrumental album released last September. Each phrase she plays is poised at a high-strung distance from the next, and the result [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – This polished combination of smooth jazz, pop, rock, and fusion should be at the top of this year’s compulsory viewing of each guitar nerd on the planet. And I’m talking about rockers especially, because if you’re a rock fan looking for a [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – Cleopatra Records/Purple Pyramid Records have put together a two-disc collection of rare and unreleased recordings of the late Tommy Bolin titled Whirlwind. Bolin’s brief career was cut short upon his death in 1976. As an artist, he accomplished quite a [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – This may be instrumental guitar music, but it grabs and transports you swifter than most top bands with a hot singer. Not your stereotypical six-string noodler who’d exhaust you before he makes his point, Lafuente focuses on describing the world [...]