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Wayne Krantz New album out 11/18 Extensive tour in 2015
(Published: November 06, 2014)



New Album - "Good Piranha/Bad Piranha"
Features Keith Carlock, Tim Lefebvre, Nate Wood

Tenth Album Set for Release - November 18th on Abstract Logix

Known globally for his uncompromising musical vision, staggering virtuosity and deep reserves of soul, Wayne Krantz is one of very few modern guitarists to venture beyond the instrument's limitations and create an identifiably original style and sound. On the heels of a sold-out Ronnie Scott's show in London next week, Krantz announces his next U.S. tour - set to begin February 11th in Nashville, TN and run through April 4nd in Chicago - which also includes a month of dates in Asia to be announced very soon - including stops in Japan, Korea, China among others.

Set for release on November 18th, Krantz's new set, Good Piranha/Bad Piranha, is his full-throttle double-take on four contemporary pop and hip-hop songs, from which he plunders the textural, rhythmic and harmonic intrigue that has come to define each of his unique projects.

Presenting two distinct versions each of Pendulum's "Comprachicos," M.C. Hammer's "U Can't Touch This," Ice Cube's "My Skin is My Sin" and Radiohead vocalist Thom Yorke's "Black Swan," Krantz extracts and serves up a surprising range of nuance by switching up musicians and applying his inimitable instrumental inventiveness. Each song's multiple takes allow the group to reimagine the material from unexpected angles, making use of subtle rhythmic and melodic shifts to frame a dazzling display of the guitarist's revered melodic and chordal innovations; he intertwines his stark, elastic tones with the familiar tunes' snaky rhythmic skeletons and insistent bass lines to create wholly new works. Good Piranha/Bad Piranha finds his trio in the studio revisiting a selection of cover tunes they performed during legendary recent appearances at the 55 Bar in Greenwich Village.

Joining Krantz on Good Piranha/Bad Piranha are his longtime trio mates Keith Carlock (Steely Dan, Sting, Toto) on drums and Tim Lefebvre (Tedeschi Trucks Band) on bass. Recent cohort Nate Wood (Kneebody) reprises his chameleonic role in Krantz' touring band, appearing here on bass for the first versions of the four tunes and then on drums for the second. The material is delicately enhanced by occasional vocal interjections courtesy of Argentinian songstress, Gabriela Anders.

Since the late '80s Wayne Krantz has been revered as one of the world's great guitarists, working alongside such rock legends as Steely Dan (both as a band member and later on solo projects by Donald Fagen), jazz saxophonists Michael Brecker, Chris Potter and David Binney, composer Carla Bley and drum icon Billy Cobham. Fans of Krantz include Ringo Starr, John McLaughlin, Widespread Panic's Jimmy Herring, and James Valentine, lead-guitarist for Maroon 5.

Wayne Krantz Trio (Anthony Jackson (Bass), Keith Carlock (Drums)) Itinerary:

Nov 12 Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club London, UK SOLD OUT!
Nov 13 Jazz Jantar Festival Gdansk, Poland

Feb 11 The City Winery Nashville, TN
Feb 12 TBC Atlanta, GA
Feb 13 Thomas Street Tavern Charlotte, NC
Feb 14 TBC Boone, NC
Feb 15 Miraverse-Manifold Pittsboro, NC
Feb 18 Sellersville Theater Sellersville, PA
Feb 19 The Iridium Jazz Club New York, NY
Feb 20 The Iridium Jazz Club New York, NY
Feb 21 Jammin Java Vienna, VA

ASIA TOUR: Feb 25-March 20

Mar 24 Jazz Alley Seattle, WA
Mar 25 Jazz Alley Seattle, WA
Mar 26 Yoshis Oakland, CA
Mar 28 Ramona Mainstage Ramona, CA
Mar 31 Catalinas Jazz Club Los Angeles, CA
Apr 01 Catalinas Jazz Club Los Angeles, CA
Apr 02 The City Winery Chicago, IL
Apr 03 Dakota Jazz Club Minneapolis, MN
Apr 04 The Jazz Kitchen Indianapolis, IN


To Stream Krantz' take on "U Can't Touch This", visit:

More Information: http://label.abstractlogix.com/?p=1387

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