ARJUN, the Groove Prog Rock trio from New York, has been trailblazing their own hybrid of rock and improvisational jazz since 2003. Made up of Eddie Arjun Peters (guitar), Michael Vetter (drums), and Andre Lyles (bass), ARJUN fuses the power of rock with improvisational alternative jazz, resulting in a delicate balance of intricately crafted melodies backed by powerhouse musicianship.
ARJUN’s most recent album CORE, second in the trilogy, is a reinvention of ARJUN’s sound and style and features the talents of John Medeski (of Medeski Martin & Wood) on its title track, and was mixed by legendary producer/mixer Scotty Hard.
ARJUN’s new album, GRAVITY, recorded and mixed by Scotty Hard is due out this Spring and will feature Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band, Bela Fleck and The Flecktones) and Cory Henry (Snarky Puppy).
More info: http://arjunmusic.com/
The legendary Screaming Headless Torsos genre-defying jazz rock band formed in 1989 consisting of founding member and guitarist David Fiuczynski, vocalist Freedom Bremner, bassist David Ginyard, percussionist Daniel Sadownick, and the alternating drum chair of Gene Lake, Skoota Warner and James “Biscuit” Rouse. Their latest “Code Red” is true to the Torsos gumbo of styles but marks some noticeable sonic progressions. Guest performances include the legendary keyboardist Bernie Worrell ( Parliament- Funkadelic, The Talking Heads).
More Info: http://www.torsos.com/
NYC trio Consider the Source defy easy description. Drawing from progressive rock, fusion and jazz, with alien sounds soaked in Indian and Middle Eastern styles, CTS blends disparate parts into a striking, utterly original whole. Dubbed “Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion”, the band’s music strikes a rare balance between cerebral and emotional, intellectual and primal.
Formed in 2004, Consider the Source features Gabriel Marin on fretless double-neck guitar, bassist John Ferrara, and drummer/percussionist Jeff Mann. Called “the guiding light for his generation of six-stringers”. Touring from coast to coast, as well as Europe and the Middle East, has earned the band thousands of loyal fans.
More Info: http://considerthesourcemusic.com/