Guitarist Wayne Krantz is one of the great non-conformists. An improviser who avoids stylistic limitations and cliché like the plague, his music draws from diverse elements and welds them sonically to create something quite personal.
Krantz has turned his back on recording studios for the last 15 years, choosing instead to release live shows through his own Website. After a month or so, these recordings are removed, as Krantz has little interest in the work which lies behind him and is always searching for new challenges. Like a painter with a new canvas, his palette always throws up some interesting new colors.
A decade-and-a-half later, and reunited with long-term associates bassist Tim Lefebvre and drummer Keith Carlock, Krantz has returned to the recording studio to record Krantz Carlock Lefebvre, just released by Abstract Logix on August 18, 2009.
AAJ Contributor Ian Patterson spoke with Krantz about the making of the album, and blurring the boundaries between form and freedom. Check out Ian's interview, Wayne Krantz: Back on Track, at AAJ today.
But that's not all. AAJ is featuring even more coverage of what is surely one of the most important guitar releases of the year:
- Read Ian's insightful review of Krantz Carlock Lefebvre;
- Download and/or listen to Krantz's Holy Joe," a complete track from Krantz Carlock Lefebvre, today's AAJ Daily Download;
- Watch Krantz, Carlock and Lefebvre live in Marcia from 1999, today's AAJ Daily Video;
- Watch out for Abstract Logix's giveaway of Krantz Carlock Lefebvre, an AAJ contest giveaway. The contest begins on September 4, and all you have to do is follow Wayne Krantz at AAJ by clicking here; you'll be automatically entered into the contest when it's formally announced.
AAJ is committed to providing the most extensive coverage available surrounding new releases, so be sure to check out all the buzz about Wayne Krantz and Krantz Carlock Lefebvre at AAJ today!
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