Hatfield and the North – A Great English Progressive Rock Band

Hatfield and the North were a great English progressive rock and experimental rock band from the Canterbury scene. The band was initially active between 1972 and 1975 before disbanding and then briefly re-united many years after, once in 1990, and then the second and final time between 2005 and 2006…. Read more“Hatfield and the North – A Great English Progressive Rock Band”

Steve Vai – Flex-Able Leftovers (1984), Instrumental Rock EP

‘Flex-Able Leftovers‘ is the title of a limited edition vinyl EP (i.e. extended play) released by American virtuoso guitarist Steve Siro Vai in 1984, as a supplement to ‘Flex-Able‘ which was previously issued earlier during the same year. As the main LP towards which this EP bears reference in its… Read more“Steve Vai – Flex-Able Leftovers (1984), Instrumental Rock EP”

Steve Vai – Flex-Able, Instrumental Rock Album (1984)

‘Flex-Able‘ is the title of the first studio album by American guitar virtuoso Steve Vai which was released in 1984, initially through Urantia Records (most likely a reference towards the esoteric work ‘Urantia Book‘, which was a noteworthy literary influence from the spiritual genre in the passing of time for… Read more“Steve Vai – Flex-Able, Instrumental Rock Album (1984)”

Ray Manzarek – The Golden Scarab (1974)

‘The Golden Scarab‘ is the title of the debut studio album released in 1974 by former Doors keyboardist Raymond ‘Ray’ Daniel Manzarek through Mercury Records. The album was recorded in 1973 and officially issued on 28 March 1974, after the dissolution of the Doors in 1973 which, at that time,… Read more“Ray Manzarek – The Golden Scarab (1974)”

Esbjörn Svensson Trio – A Great Swedish Jazz Trio

Esbjörn Svensson Trio (e.s.t. for short) was a great Swedish jazz trio which was active between 1993 and 2008. The trio consisted of the band’s frontman, Esbjörn Svensson (on piano), Dan Berglund (acoustic bass/double bass), and Magnus Öström (on drums). Their music was influenced by various genres, including, most notably,… Read more“Esbjörn Svensson Trio – A Great Swedish Jazz Trio”

Allan Holdsworth – A Legendary Jazz Fusion Guitarist

Allan Holdsworth was a legendary English jazz fusion/jazz rock, instrumental rock, and progressive rock guitarist. Allan Holdsworth was born on 6 August 1946 in Bradford, England and passed away on 15 April 2017 at the age of 70 in Vista, California, U.S. Holdsworth was an extremely technical and influential guitarist… Read more“Allan Holdsworth – A Legendary Jazz Fusion Guitarist”

Bo Hansson – Magician’s Hat (1972)

‘Magician’s Hat‘ is the title of the second studio album released by Swedish progressive rock artist Bo Hansson in late 1972 in Sweden (as ‘Ur trollkarlens hatt‘) and in September 1973 internationally under its English title. The album was recorded between 1970 and 1972 at Studio Decibel in Stockholm, the… Read more“Bo Hansson – Magician’s Hat (1972)”

Bo Hansson – Music Inspired by Lord of the Rings (1970)

‘Music Inspired by Lord of the Rings‘ is a great 1970 progressive rock, space rock, and psychedelic rock studio album composed and released by Swedish progressive rock artist Bo Hansson through Silence Records (Silence Records AB). The album was released in December 1970 and was recorded between late 1969 and… Read more“Bo Hansson – Music Inspired by Lord of the Rings (1970)”

Jaco Pastorius – Holiday for Pans (1993)

‘Holiday for Pans‘ is the title of the third studio album by legendary American jazz fusion bassist Jaco Pastorius which was posthumously released in 1993 through Sound Hills. The album was recorded long before its year of release, during the early 1980s, more specifically between 1980 and 1982. The LP… Read more“Jaco Pastorius – Holiday for Pans (1993)”