Sunday, 12 October 2014

The Commander-In-Chief: Craig Ogden plays Paganini Cap. 24

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This version of Paganini´s Caprice 24 is the one played by legendary violin virtuoso Jascha Heifetz.
The video was filmed at Kjeller Airfield in Norway in August 2014. The album was recorded at Velvet Recording, Norway, in July 2014.
The Commander-In-Chief wants to thank this fantastic team;
World leading classical guitarist Craig Ogden, for accepting this challenge, and for recording a truly unique album!
OMNI Production´s camera man Oscar Birk and FlixFilm´s camera man Derek Bateman!
Goodrich Bespoke for some fantastic tailor made uniforms!
Makeup artist Chiara Guizzetti!
Hair stylist Iris Jamne!
Thore Thoresen and the rest of the people at Kjeller Airfield for their help!
Special thanks to A.E. Hagen, who produced, directed and edited the video!
Special thanks to violinist David Juritz for the private masterclasses during the preparations for the recording!

Many thanks to these find brands, who The Commander-In-Chief proudly endorses;
Ibanez Guitars, Laney Amplification, DR Strings, EMG Pickups, Audix Microphones, XVive Pedals, Jim Dunlop guitar picks, Stonecastle Pedalboards and Kinsman guitar cables.

The album was produced, engineered and mixed by James Mottershead.
Musical Director: Elisabeth Hagen.
Mastering by Stephen Marsh.
Recorded at Velvet Recording, Spydeberg, Norway in July 2014.

Craig Ogden had his 3rd number 1 album on the classical charts in the UK during the summer/fall of 2014. He has been nominated for Brit Awards several times and his debut album was Grammy nominated. He was recently featured as one of top 20 classical guitarists of all time by the prestigious ClassicFM radio and news site.
He is chief lecturer on Guitar at Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, UK.
The CIC has been featured as "1 of 10 modern guitar Gods", by Metal Hammer UK. Total Guitar Magazine said "she is changing the face of the shred stereotype!" Her historic guitar duel version of P. Sarasate´s Zigeunerweisen Op.20, was on "top 10 viral videos of 2013" in Guitar World Magazine. She has been a guest on major TV Talk shows and has been featured in magazines and on radios all over the world.

Paganini Cap. 24 The Commander-In-Chief & Craig Ogden

Keira Witherkay: October jazz comping

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Keira Witherkay october 2014

Keira Witherkay

Ludmila Oliveira: Lady bird - Tadd Dameron

Lady bird - Tadd Dameron

Lady bird - Improvisation (Aebersold)

Tereza Pšenčíková,Nikola Kandoussi: The Agony - Give It To Me behind the scenes

Kamera / střih / edit: Djamy Kandoussi

The Agony - Give It To Me behind the scenes

The finished product

The Agony - Give It To Me (official music video)

Yasi Hofer: Michael Jackson Tribute Show in Köln 2014

Yasi Hofer Guitar Solo - Michael Jackson Tribute Show in Köln 2014
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Joanne Shaw Taylor: Red Hot Blues Solo 2014

Thanks to Vincent Lyons

From soulful, perfect tone blues notes, to explosive, jaw dropping guitar soloing, Joanne Shaw Taylor set the stage on fire, when she delivered a superb set of music, during the SR&BB blues night at the MEZZ venue, in Breda, the Netherlands, on Friday, October 10th, 2014. More band details to follow.

The special gig celebrated the 25th anniversary of Breda Rhythm and Blues Foundation (Stichting Rhythm & Blues Breda, SR&BB), with Hamilton Loomis and the Sunset Travellers also on stage.

From Wikipedia: Dave Stewart heard Taylor play, and in 2002 invited her to join his supergroup, D.U.P., on tour in Europe. In May 2009, Taylor released her debut album, White Sugar, on Ruf Records. Taylor's second release was 2010's Diamonds in the Dirt, also on Ruf Records. Both her albums peaked at number eight in the US Billboard Top Blues Albums chart. In 2010, she won Best Female Vocalist at the British Blues Awards. She won the same award at the 2011 British Blues Awards, plus the Songwriter of the Year award for "Same As It Never Was" from Diamonds in the Dirt. On 4 June 2012, Taylor played lead guitar in Annie Lennox's band at the Diamond Jubilee Concert in London. Taylor played an extended solo during the performance in front of Buckingham Palace, attended by approximately 12,000 people (not counting the many thousands lining The Mall). Just before her solo spot, Taylor's fuzz phase pedal malfunctioned, leaving a much cleaner guitar sound than usual. This apparent misfortune was ameliorated, however, when she was informed that Stevie Wonder had loved her "clean, bluesy, understated tone". Taylor's fourth studio album, The Dirty Truth, was recorded in Memphis, Tennessee with producer Jim Gaines, and was released on 22 September 2014.


Karolina Sustova: Too Late - Karolin-um, Chapeau rouge 2014

credit Tomáš Nachtman Hudák

Too Late - Karolin-um, Chapeau rouge, 11.9. 2014

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Kira Lee Nesser: Crashing Down - She's Not Dead

This is our music video for our song, "Crashing Down" off of our album, "Monsters In My Head".
Directed by Thomas Mignone.

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She's Not Dead: Crashing Down

Laura Klinkert: Blues Mutations 2 - Guthrie Govan

From "Contemporary Series 1" by Guthrie Govan, Blues Jam Tracks

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Fretwrap by Gruv Gear
Blues Mutations 2 - Guthrie Govan - cover by Laura Klinkert

Nita Strauss: "Feed My Frankenstein" Soundcheck and tour dates

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Here's a short iPhone video from soundcheck at Chesapeke Arena yesterday! Today we slay the Woodlands in Houston!!…/

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Nita Strauss - "Feed My Frankenstein" Soundcheck

Tour Dates
Date Venue Location Tickets
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Oct 12 CenturyLink Center Bossier City, LA Tickets RSVP
Oct 14 KFC Yum! Center Louisville, KY Tickets RSVP
Oct 15 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN Tickets RSVP
Oct 17 Montgomery Performing Arts Centre Montgomery, AL Tickets RSVP
Oct 18 Macon Arena Macon, GA Tickets RSVP
Oct 19 Veterans Memorial Arena Jacksonville, FL Tickets RSVP
Oct 21 Bon Secours Arena Greenville, SC Tickets RSVP
Oct 22 Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, NC Tickets RSVP
Oct 24 Borgata Events Center Atlantic City, NJ Tickets RSVP
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Oct 26 Mohegan Sun Arena Montville, CT Tickets RSVP
Oct 28 Madison Square Garden New York, NY Tickets RSVP
Oct 29 Oncenter War Memorial Syracuse, NY Tickets RSVP
Oct 30 Casino Rama Entertainment Centre Longford, Canada Tickets RSVP
Oct 31 Centre in The Square Kitchener, Canada Tickets RSVP
Nov 02 The Venue at Horseshoe Casino Hammond, IN Tickets RSVP
Nov 03 Lima Civic Center Lima, OH Tickets RSVP
Nov 05 Mississippi Coast Col. Biloxi, MS Tickets RSVP
Nov 06 Landers Center Southaven, MS Tickets RSVP
Nov 08 Joe Louis Arena Detroit, MI Tickets RSVP
Nov 09 iWireless Center Moline, IL Tickets RSVP
Nov 11 Resch Center Green Bay, WI Tickets RSVP
Nov 12 Allian Energy Center Madison, WI Tickets RSVP
Nov 13 CenturyLink Center Omaha, NE Tickets RSVP
Nov 15 Xcel Energy Center St Paul, MN Tickets RSVP
Nov 16 Fargodome Fargo, ND Tickets RSVP
Nov 18 Rexall Place Edmonton, Canada Tickets RSVP
Nov 19 Scotiabank Saddledome Calgary, Canada Tickets RSVP
Nov 21 Rogers Arena Vancouver, Canada Tickets RSVP
Nov 22 Spokane Arena Spokane, WA Tickets RSVP
Nov 23 Emerald Queen Casino Tacoma, WA Tickets RSVP
Nov 25 Bob Hope Theatre Stockton, CA Tickets RSVP
Nov 26 Pearl Theater @ Palms Casino Las Vegas, NV Tickets RSVP
Nov 28 The Events Center @ Harrah’s Resort SoCal Valley Center, CA Tickets RSVP