2014-09-29

Sparking Hot Jazz Rock/Fusion From Allen Weber

Jacksonville FL – Sept 30, 2014… Following an eventful year — the release of Allen Weber’s Hot Shock debut album (being played in rotation on terrestrial radio in the USA, UK, Germany, Holland, Mexico and other countries); the filming a TV show and airing on the CW television network (in the summer of 2014); numerous club and festival appearances… sharing the stage with several Grammy winners; — Jazz rock/ fusion artist Allen Weber is releasing an EP that was recorded live. Aptly entitled Live and Sparking

“I have to keep moving forward” Allen Weber said, he continued, “While I am composing new material for another album, I wanted something to keep fans in the loop. Nothing was overdubbed, or ‘fixed’. The only thing we did was mix and master. So it is raw. Hopefully this EP will keep my fans entertained till the next album comes out.”

Weber — who reviewer Patrick Ross (The Rhythmic Lounge magazine) called “a modern and contemporary musician who proudly upholds the jazz traditions of the past, present, and now future” — has developed his own style of jazz-rock/fusion calling it Sandunga Fusion.

Weber explains, “You could describe Hot Shock music this way: Jazz Fusion infused with Latin, Carribeo, Funk, Blues, R & B and Rock… You could almost say it is World Jazz Fusion… I call the style of music: Sandunga Jazz Fusion (Groove with Energy)”

The music is exciting definitely gets people moving. Live versions of songs on the over 30 minute EP are Distant Thunder; Blues Sparks; Gong Xi; and Caribbean Breeze which are on the Hot Shock studio album.

Weber, — who like a lot of artists whose name is on their band, is the artist and uses “hired guns” for recording and performances — has been playing guitar and writing music since 1969 cites influences for his Sandunga Jazz Fusion music as: Joe Zawinul; Weather Report; Ramsey Lewis; Chick Corea and Return to Forever; Jeff Beck; Arturo Sandoval ; Cannonball Adderley; Crusaders; John McLaughlin; Arrow; and Carlos Santana (when he was playing jazz fusion in the late 70’s).

Live and Sparking is a digital only release, currently available at iTunes, Amazon.com and many other on line outlets including cdBaby Digital only

Allen Weber’s Hot Shock physical cd’s are available at cdBaby digital & physical cd, use the link above; Amazon, Squidoo.com internet record store among other stores, and digitally available at iTunes, Last.Fm, Spotify and more, and now TheJazzBox.ca – http://thejazzbox.myshopify.com/products/aaahot-shock

Additional:

Contact: Allen Weber

Allen Weber is available for interviews. If you need music for a review, or for radio play, or want to schedule an interview, please use fill in the contact form here.

High resolution picture of Live and Sparking EP Cover Art (appx 4.6 mb)
Low resolution picture of Live and Sparking EP Cover Art (358 kb)

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