On the face of it, this live double-album is an expert genuflection to jazz-rock fusion, with five guitarists and a crop of punchy drummers (including Return to Forever's Lenny White and percussion virtuoso Zakir Hussain) to confirm it. But the playing of the seven bands is anything but predictable. The members sit in with each other here, and their embrace of risk and the pleasure they take in spontaneous performance are palpable. John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension have Hussain sit in for usual drummer Ranjit Barot in two fiercely vivacious pieces, including an infectious, choppy, 20-minute Hussein showcase, Mother Tongues. Barot leads a violin-dominated Indian-inflected sextet featuring the New York guitar maverick Wayne Krantz as a guest; Krantz also appears with an edgy avant-fusion trio. The chord-crunching, metal-inspired guitarist Alex Machacek opens proceedings with a fast-moving group extensively featuring electric bassist Neal Fountain.
The most spectacular blues/rock festival of ever goes into the third round. Over four hours top performances by Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Steve Winwood, ZZ Top, b.b. King, Ronnie Wood, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill and many others.Crossroads Festival founded by Eric Clapton took place in the summer of 2010 for the third time and brought who is who of the Blues, rock and folk to the stage where the. More than 27,000 fans visited the 11 hours Festival at Toyota Park in Chicago……….
Motown legend Stevie Wonder makes his way to Glastonbury to headline the final day of the festival's 40th Anniversary. With more Grammy Awards than any other male solo artist, the 60 year old R&B and soul icon is one of the most successful American artists of all time. The list of those he's influenced reads like a who's who of the music industry… and you can add Barack Obama to the list as well. His classic 1970's period produced some of his most well known hits, including Superstition, You Are the Sunshine of My Life, Higher Ground, Living For The City, Isn't She Lovely and I Wish.