Long considered a “Father of Electronic Music in France,” Richard Pinhas is sans doubt a pioneer in the art of mixing guitar with electronics to push the instrument’s envelope. You can get a detailed bio at his website. I took the opportunity to talk to him when he made a rare tour stop in Nashville. He candidly filled in some of the blanks in the official story, and discussed two recent releases: Process And Reality, featuring Pinhas, Tatsuya Yoshida and Masami Akita, and Mu, a project with guitarist, producer, and former Guitar Player Magazine editor Barry Cleveland.
We are in the heart of the festival season. Here is a Festival we all would love to see. Beginning with this match made in avant heaven.
Medeski Martin & Wood with Nels Cline – Cully Jazz Festival 2014
Summer is Festival time. The United States offers huge gatherings featuring classic rock acts cashing in on their legacy, hip bands doing reunion tours featuring their one record that sold, baby bands that may or may not last a year and other pop ephemera. Meanwhile, over in Europe, American jazz artists tour festivals in super groups that could never afford to play together back home, making their rent for the year.
Here at Guitar Moderne we offer a virtual festival: no camping, no porta-potties, no stifling heat or mud. Just the enjoyment of the best in modern guitar in the comfort of your own home. Enjoy.
Bill Frisell – Live at Montreal Jazz Festival 2002 [FULL HD]