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Jeff Beck to Celebrate 50 Years as Performer in Los Angeles

Jeff Beck
Jeff Beck

British guitar legend Jeff Beck will celebrate his 50 year career as a musician on Wednesday, August 10, at 8:00 PM at the Hollywood Bowl. He will be joined by special guests Steven Tyler and Beth Hart + Buddy Guy.

One of the most widely respected guitarists in popular music, Beck is known for his eclectic mix of blues, funk, and jazz rock, as well as collaborations with countless luminaries. Acclaimed Chicago bluesman, Buddy Guy performs prior.

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A Journey through the World of Distorted Guitar

Ödemarken – Ödemarken 3.0 (Terrorjazz Brewery, 2016)

Swedish trio Ödemarken defies musical boundaries on its second recording titled Ödemarken 3.0. The group plays primarily instrumental music with guitar, bass and drums. However, this is not the power rock that you would expect from such a format. Instead, Ödemarken’s sound is based around a wide-range of distorted guitar, electronic effects and guitar-playing techniques backed by creative bass and drumming.

The musical influences are varied, ranging from blues rock to psychedelia, progressive rock, world music and jazz and even echoes of Frank Zappa. The musicians pour out a rich selection of sounds and combinations that keep the album engaging through the end. The artists define their music as terrorjazz which is the time we’ve heard this term.

The Malmoe-based band includes Thomas Karlsson on drums and percussion; Thomas Augustsson on guitars; and Bartosz Traczykowski on upright bass.

 

 

 

Ödemarken 3.0 is a mind expanding electric guitar voyage by an imaginative progressive music trio from southern Sweden.

Tne digital version of the album is available from itunes.apple.com

Ovrfwrd’s Fantasies

Ovrfwrd – Fantasy Absent Reason (Prog Records, 2015)

On “Fantasy Absent Reason”, American band Ovrfwrd delivers a set of instrumental performances that fuse blues-rock jams, hard rock, and progressive rock.
The album opens with the lengthy titled track “Fantasy Absent Reason”. This piece features hard rock riffs, blues-rock, and some down tempo moments where the keyboards take the band closer to progressive rock.

Track 2, “Brother Jack McDuff” is essentially a blues-rock jam where the electric organ has the leading role.

“Dust Nova”, track 3, begins with a mesmerizing section of keyboards and guitar, some of the best material on the album. The piece evolves into powerful blues-rock.

Track 4, “Utopia Planitia”, features notable keyboard, flute and solo guitar work. It’s the most progressive piece on the album.

The final track is the delightful “Creature Comforts” where the band uses electric piano and guitar supported by the rhythm section.

The lineup includes Kyle Lund on bass; Rikki Davenport on drums and percussion; Chris Malmgren on keyboards; and Mark Ilaug on guitars.

Buy the Fantasy Absent Reason digital version

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