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Abstract Logix to Release 2 DVD Set of the New Universe Music Festival on September 20, 2011

Published: 2011-09-19
On November 20 and 21, 2010, maverick record label Abstract Logix hosted a series of spectacular performances, featuring an array of artists who handily defy genre categorization in favor of unbridled expression.

Among the featured musicians were pioneering guitarist John McLaughlin
John McLaughlin
John McLaughlin
b.1942
guitar
and his current band the 4th Dimension with special guest, world music legend tabla maestro Zakir Hussain
Zakir Hussain
Zakir Hussain
b.1951
percussion
; Widespread Panic guitar hero Jimmy Herring
Jimmy Herring
Jimmy Herring
b.1962
guitar
with his electric band; Return to Forever Drummer Lenny White
Lenny White
Lenny White
b.1949
drums
; the all-star quartet Human Element (keyboardist Scott Kinsey
Scott Kinsey
Scott Kinsey

keyboard
, bassist Matthew Garrison
Matthew Garrison
Matthew Garrison
b.1970
bass, electric
, percussionist Arto Tunçboyaciyan; fearless guitarist and improviser Wayne Krantz
Wayne Krantz
Wayne Krantz
b.1956
guitar
appearing with the amazing Anthony Jackson on bass; visionary Indian composer and drummer Ranjit Barot
Ranjit Barot
Ranjit Barot

drums
; and emerging guitar visionary Alex Machacek
Alex Machacek
Alex Machacek

guitar
.

A 2-CD Set of the festival featuring 131 minutes of music was released on July 19, 2011 to rave reviews.

A 2 DVD Compilation featuring the music on the CD, along with over 60 minutes of the grand finale Jam tribute to John McLaughlin featuring all the artists of the festival along with behind the scenes footage and extensive interviews will be released on September 20, 2011.

“For those who like their jazz hard, loud, filled with killer chops and intricate writing, the 2010 New Universe Music Festival was like manna from heaven." —John Kelman, All About Jazz

“The final guitarist on the album is the Mahavishnu himself, John McLaughlin. His band, the Fourth Dimension, is a tight and nimble unit that can change directions at will as if all the members are a single organism. It will take most listeners some time to work through both discs, but the chance to hear the evolution of jazz/rock guitar in a live setting is well worth the investment." —Jason Shadrick, Premier Guitar

“This thing is amazing! UNREAL!!" —Russ Baker, Voice of America


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