Bachman Jazz, Dr. May and More

Three items of interest to PG readers this morning: Randy Bachman''s latest jazz collaboration, Brian May''s Ph.D, and the music lineup at Sturgis

Taking Care of Jazz

Randy Bachman of BTO and The Guess Who fame shows more of his jazz instincts on his latest release, Jazzthing II, a collaboration with the renowned New Guitar Summit. The release is a sequel to Bachman’s 2004 CD Jazzthing.

Bachman’s chops are incredibly tasty on their own, but alongside those of New Guitar Summit players Jay Geils, Duke Robillard and Gerry Beaudoin, the disc is practically a buffet for the ears. Guitar quartets are rare but this release promises to change that. The foursome tackles standards and original Bachman material. The disc features a particularly creative rendition of the BTO classic, “Takin’ Care of Business.”

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