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Les Paul Passes Away at 94

The World Has Lost a Remarkable Innovator and Musician

New York, NY...August 13, 2009...Les Paul, acclaimed guitar player, entertainer and inventor, passed away today from complications of severe pneumonia at White Plains Hospital in White Plains, New York, surrounded by family and loved ones. He had been receiving the best available treatment through this final battle and in keeping with his persona, he showed incredible strength, tenacity and courage. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks for the thoughts and prayers from his dear friends and fans. Les Paul was 94. One of the foremost influences on 20th century...

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Pat Metheny

The Orchestrion Project

I have been very lucky over the years to have many opportunities to explore a wide range of ideas as a musician. The quest to find new ways of thinking about things and the process of trying to come up with a personal perspective on music has been a major priority along the way, almost from the very beginning.

The Orchestrion Project is a leap into new territory. This project represents a recently developed conceptual direction for me that involves the merging of an idea from the late 19th- and early 20th-centuries with the technologies of today to create an open-ended platform for musical invention and performance.

"Orchestrionics" is the term that I am using to describe a new performance method to present music alone onstage using acoustic and acoustoelectric musical instruments that are mechanically controlled using the power of modern technology.

In early 2010 a new recording will be released on Nonesuch. It will be a "solo" record in that I am the only musician—but a CD that in some ways recontextualizes the term...

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Armando Chick Corea

Corea, Clarke & White at the Hollywood Bowl!

One night only, Sept. 2

Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke & Lenny White inaugurate their world tour at the Hollywood Bowl, with Special Guests: master vocalist Chaka Khan, violin virtuoso Jean-Luc Ponty and original Return to Forever guitarist Bill Connors!

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Return to Forever Returns

The "Jazz Event of the Year" Live in Montreux! Now on DVD

In the summer of 2008, four legendary artists took up their instruments together after 25 years apart. If you missed the tour of Return to Forever's classic lineup—Chick Corea on keyboards, Stanley Clarke on bass, Lenny White on drums and Al Di Meola on guitar—don't lose hope. This is the next best thing.

At the world's most famous jazz summit—the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland—RTF took the opportunity to remind us why they were one of the most influential groups of the 1970s. This is their performance, and it's one for the books: the quartet takes classic material and rolls to ecstatic new heights.

Live At Montreux DVD 2009: The Official Chick Corea Shop

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22-23/04/09 Al Di Meola in Israel with "World Sinfonia"

Al Di Meola is coming back to Israel with "World Sinfonia":

Al Di Meola - Guitars
Peo Alfonsi - Guitar
Gumbi Ortiz - Percussion
Fausto Beccaiossi - Accordion

The show will take a place at ZAPPA club

For tickets call: 03-7674646

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