Abstract Logix Live!
New Universe Music Festival 2010
On November 20 and 21, 2010, maverick record label Abstract Logix hosted a series of spectacular performances, featuring an array of artists who handily defy genre categorization in favor of unbridled expression. The first New Universe Festival was a die-hard music lover's dream, defined by artists who seamlessly mingle compositional ingenuity and improvisational grace and fervor.
Among the featured musicians were pioneering guitarist John McLaughlin and his current band the 4th Dimension with special guest, world music legend tabla maestro Zakir Hussain; Widespread Panic guitar hero Jimmy Herring with his electric band; Return to Forever Drummer Lenny White; the all-star quartet Human Element (keyboardist Scott Kinsey, bassist Matt Garrison, percussionist Arto Tuncboyaciyan; fearless guitarist and improviser Wayne Krantz appearing with the amazing Anthony Jackson on bass; visionary Indian composer and drummer Ranjit Barot; and emerging guitar visionary Alex Machacek.
Special DVD features include: Bonus Tracks, Artist Interviews, Godin Guitar Feature, High Definition Wide Screen Presentation, 2.0 Stereo.
The DVD includes the tracks, Alex Machacek/Neal Fountain/Jeff Sipe: "Strafe", Alex Machacek/Neal Fountain/Jeff Sipe: "Very Sad", Ranjit Barot/Bala Bhaskar: "Vignesh Kirtanam", Ranjit Barot/Wayne Krantz/Scott Kinsey/Matt Garrison/Arto Tuncboyaciyan: "Origin", Scott Kinsey/Matt Garrison/Arto Tuncboyaciyan/Ranjit Barot: "Essaouira", Scott Kinsey/Matt Garrison/Arto Tuncboyaciyan/Ranjit Barot: "Sometimes I", Jimmy Herring/Neal Fountain/Matt Slocum/Jeff Sipe: "Rainbow", Jimmy Herring/Neal Fountain/Matt Slocum/Jeff Sipe: "Gray Day", Jimmy Herring/Neal Fountain/Matt Slocum/Jeff Sipe: "Within You Without You", Wayne Krantz/Anthony Jackson/Cliff Almond: "Why", Lenny White/Jimmy Herring/Tom Guarna/Richie Goods/Vince Evans: "Door #3", Lenny White/Jimmy Herring/Tom Guarna/Richie Goods/Vince Evans: "Gazelle", John McLaughlin/Etienne Mbappe/Gary Husband/Mark Mondesir: "Recovery" and John McLaughlin/Etienne Mbappe/Gary Husband/Mark Mondesir/Zakir Hussain: "Mother Tongues".