After teaming up with Marcus Reuter and Asaf Sirkis on the jazz fusion album "Lighthouse," guitarist Mark Wingfield recently unleashed his latest solo album titled "Tales From The Dreaming City." It still includes help from Asaf Sirkis on drums, but includes Yaron Stavi on bass and special guest Dominique Vantomme on synthesizer. He starts out his new 10-song release with the exciting, energetic delivery of "The Fifth Window" and the more melodic soundscapes of the progressive piece, "I Wonder How Many Miles I Have Fallen." You can appreciate the drum work of Asaf Sirkis on the atmospheric tone of "The Way To Hemingford Grey" and the steady bass work of Yaron Stavi on the enlightening feel of "Sunlight Cafe." Wingfield lays down some thick blues riffs during "Looking Back At The Amber Lit House" as Dominique Vantomme makes his presence known with his experimental solo. Mark Wingfield wraps up his new album with the climbing tempo of "Ten Mile Bank" and the steady pace of "The Green-Faced Timekeepers," which allows Wingfield's solo to shine. To find out more about Mark Wingfield and his latest release "Tales Of The Dreaming City," please visit his Facebook page at facebook.com/MarkWingfieldGuitar.
Jazz fusion bassist Jeff Berlin is returning with the 30th anniversary release of his signature song, "Joe Frazier." The song appeared on his 1987 album "Pump It!" and features Steve Vai on guitar, David Sancious on keyboards, Keith Carlock on drums, Tom Hemby on guitar and Gabriela Sinagra on shakers. The new 12-inch vinyl, singed CD and digital release features the original song, remastered and a brand new re-imagined version with all of the same musicians coming together 30 years later to perform the song again. You can almost feel the fun this group had recording the music for a second time. To find out more about Jeff Berlin and his latest release "Joe Frazier - Round 3," please visit jeffberlinmusicgroup.com.
From Long Island comes the Aussie/American five-piece band, The Walk-A-Bout with their sophomore album, "Things Are Looking Up." Their new 6-song release begins with the steady, rock/jamband groove of the title-song as they slowly introduce you to their new music. They continue with their latest single, the slower, acoustic/island vibe of "That's Just The Way It Goes" and the jazzier feel of "By My Side" as The Walk-A-Bout display their more emotional side with this ballad. The band pick the tempo back up with the nineties alternative-pop swing of "Consequence," before closing their new album with two previously released B-sides, "Oasis" and "Drifting Tide." To find out more about The Walk-A-Bout and their latest release "Things Are Looking Up," please visit walkaboutband.com.