Abnormal Listening Habits
I've seen Jimmy Herring so many times with so many bands that I feel like he's a part of my musical DNA now. It's Jimmy's tone and wizardry manipulating those scales, his playing brings true joy to this guitar lovers face while he's melting it, thats a true gift.
Steve Morse and Jimmy Herring are my two favorite heroes, when it comes to improvising lines through unique chord changes. And this recording is absolute magic. Jimmy and his crew did a phenomenal job on this disc.
JIMMY HERRING, one of the most sought after American guitarists today, has set the release date of August 21 for his second solo album, Subject To Change Without Notice, through Abstract Logix Records. As the founding member of The Aquarium Rescue Unit, Project Z and Jazz is Dead, in addition to playing with everyone from The Allman Brothers Band, The Grateful Dead to Phil Lesh and Friends, and Bela Fleck, HERRING has made his indelible impact on the music world. He currently serves as the lead guitarist for the very popular American Band, Widespread Panic.
Prior to releasing his first solo outing, Lifeboat, HERRING was known for his limitless improvisations, long flowing phrases, and highly charged, yet soulful, lead guitar that drew high praises from a diverse set within the musician community including Chick Corea, John McLaughlin to Dweezil Zappa. Throughout his early career, he plied his skills in multiple musical contexts, ranging from classically song-driven rock to technically demanding jazz fusion.
Now, with the release of his second album, Subject To Change Without Notice, HERRING has compiled eight original songs highlighted by the addition of amazing covers, including the Mahavishnu Orchestra’s “Hope”, George Harrison’s “Within You Without You” and Jimmy McGriff’s “Miss Poopie”. As one of the industry’s top-tier performance and recording guitarists, HERRING has once again illuminated the art form that transcends any categorization.
With HERRING on lead guitar, the album also features such top notch musicians as Neal Fountain, Etienne Mbappe (Bass), Jeff Sipe, Tyler Greenwell (Drums), Matt Slocum (Piano/Keys). In addition, making special guest appearances on the album are Bela Fleck (Banjo), and Bill Evans (Sax) and Nicky Sanders (Violin) from the Steep Canyon Rangers.
supported by 45 fans who also own “Subject to Change Without Notice”
I was in attendance opening night of this historic tour in Buffalo, NY.
When two magicians of such musical lineage hit the stage together, let me tell you it was spell binding.
If you know anything about jazz or jazz fusion you know John McLaughlin, but Jimmy Herring might be a google search away for some. Alum of ARU/ABB/Phil Lesh & The Dead, his tone & style is quite unique. Jimmy & John inter play on a set of Mahavishnu classics is one to behold and one I cherish !
Thnx for this release ! Abnormal Listening Habits