CHRIS STANDRING - DON'T TALK, DANCE!
Chris Standring returns in 2014 with another musical left turn with Don't Talk, Dance!, a deep European progressive soul-jazz-dance influenced project featuring the best funk and soul studio musicians in Los Angeles. This 13-track set features Chris as arranger, orchestrator and producer, along with his signature solo jazz and fusion guitar sounds. Drawing on 70's style funk and soul inspiration, Chris raises the bar once again with an album that is impossible to sit still to. The first radio single "Sneakin' Out The Front Door," features Chris on guitar talkbox, and harks back to a time reminiscent of early Jeff Beck or Herbie Hancock, with a hook that is clearly all Chris Standring. . Sky High. Includes Inside Outside; Sneakin' Out The Front Door; Voices In My Head; Soul Symphony; Another Fine Mess; Crazy Bom Baizy; Ride; Absolute Madness; Yesterday's Heaven; Imagine That; Scatterfunk; and Nothing Lasts Forever.
DOMINIC MILLER - AD HOC
Ad Hoc is the new album by Sting s long time collaborator and guitarist Dominic Miller.A musician that Sting has long called his right and left hand. Dominic will be on tour with Sting & Paul Simon in February and March 2014.Ad Hoc , recorded in Germany and featuring special guest the inspirational Eda Zari, is Dominic Miller s most impressive work to date.Zari s contribution to the anthemic Exiting Purgatory is a perfect compliment to the searing cello solos by Sweden s Lars Daniellson and forms the climax sound to an album whose textures and ambiences are as eclectic as Miller s life itself. Miller, who is considered to one of the worlds most versatile and accomplished guitarists, has reached in deep and pulled out a gem of an album that will excite, please and intrigue new listeners and fans everywhere.
TONY GREY - ELEVATION
Besides being some of the greatest musicians ever known, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Hiromi, John McLaughlin, Branford Marsalis, Zakir Hussain, Mike Stern and Steve Lukather all have something else in common. At one time or another, these legendary artists have counted on the supportive, melodic and propulsive bass playing of the amazing Tony Grey. Artists of such stature and virtuosity do not trust just anybody to hold down the foundations of their music. They seek out the best for live performances and recordings. Time and time again they have turned toward the expertise and artistry of Tony Grey. Now, Tony Grey releases his fourth solo album, Elevation, through Abstract Logix Records. Elevation is a beautiful, multi-track showcase of collaboration with a who's who of guitar and musical greats; featuring the amazing Mike Stern, fretless guitar legend David Fiuczynski, Whitesnake's Reb Beach, Japanese star Hotei Tomoyasu, and finally, Tony's illustrious uncle and guitar legend John McLaughlin, who contributes a new and never-before-released composition that he penned for Chick Corea. Tony is responsible for all the music on Elevation, also arranging his own version of Some Day My Prince Will Come featuring Fabrizio Sotti, along with the funky Chick's Chums, the aforementioned song from Mahavishnu John McLaughlin. Nir Felder, Romain Collin, and Mino Cinelu all lend their musical mastery to Tony's tracks. Tony stands out as not only an immensely talented bassist, but one of most formidable writers of the next generation, whose music transcends genres, appealing not only to the attentive, longtime fan, but also creating a musical bridge for those new listeners about to enter the rhythmically-addictive world of Tony Grey.