Monday
May012017

Andy Summers


From playing clubs at the age of 16, to venturing off to London with his friend Zoot Money and formed Zoot Money’s Big Roll Band when he was 19, Andy Summers musical journey was just beginning to flourish.  Summers went on to perform with other bands and musicians including The Soft Machine, The Animals, Kevin Coyne, Jon Lord, Joan Armatrading, David Essex, Neil Sedaka, and Kevin Ayers.  But it was his gig with Strontium 90 that introduced him to Gordon Sumner and Stewart Copeland that catapulted his career into one of the most successful bands ever, The Police.  After the band’s final studio album, “Synchronicity” in 1983, Summers, like his bandmates, embarked on solo careers that continue to this day.  In fact, Andy recently released his 14th solo project “Triboluminescent” and he’s here to talk to us about it.  Inside MusiCast is pleased to welcome Andy Summers.

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Monday
Apr242017

Jeff Lorber Fusion


Jeff Lorber continues to climb to new levels as a musician and with his music.  With each new album project, his goal is to make improvements and create even better music than before.  The new Jeff Lorber Fusion project titled “Prototype” is the latest chapter in his musical saga and includes some familiar faces, as well a some new additions.  Once again, Jeff reunites with bassist Jimmy Haslip and drummer Gary Novak as the core of the Jeff Lorber Fusion.  Saxophonist Andy Snitzer makes his debut with the group and the album contains several incredible guest musicians, such as Nathan East, Chuck Loeb, Larry Koonse, Paul Jackson, Jr. and Dave Mann.  It’s been nearly four years since we last connected with Jeff, so we’re pleased to have him back to chat about the new record and to catch-up.  Inside MusiCast is please to once again welcome Jeff Lorber.