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Tuesday, 23 September 2014 21:30

MINDI ABAIR - HORN IS WHERE THE HEART IS

"I GOT GOOD ADVICE EARLY ON from Joe Viola, my saxophone teacher," says Mindi Abair. "He said, 'Look, there's already a David Sanborn. There's already a Wayne Shorter. There's already a Cannonball Adderley. Your only chance for success is being you.'"

Tuesday, 23 September 2014 21:20

LARRY LELLI - MILLION DOLLAR DRUMMER

ON DECEMBER 4, 1956, FOUR YOUNG MUSICIANS convened at Sun Studios in Memphis, TN for a photo op and impromptu jam. The recordings would languish unreleased for decades, but the one-time collaboration between Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins-dubbed "The Million Dollar Quartet"-turned into a rock and roll legend.
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 21:10

SCOTT HEALY - CONAN'S KEY

FOR SIXTEEN YEARS SCOTT HEALY HAS EXCELLED at one of the most challenging gigs in music: As keyboardist for Conan on Late Night, The Tonight Show, and now in the "Legally Prohibited" band, Healy has mastered literally thousands of tunes with minimal rehearsal, then performed them perfectly for an audience of millions.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014 21:03

?UESTLOVE - HIP HOP HOUSE BAND

SOME FANS WERE SURPRISED WHEN The Roots accepted the gig as the house band for NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, but it's proved to be a perfect fit. The Roots have long been hip-hop's leading exponents of real-time playing. Years of relentless touring and recording make them singularly qualified for the superhuman musical task of preparing new music for every episode, hundreds of night per year. Drummer Ahmir Thompson, better known as ?uestlove or Questlove, is the show's music director. We spoke to him during a typically hectic production day as he scurried between rehearsals for sketches and music cues.
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 20:35

RUSSELL AND ELTON - MEETING OF THE MASTERS

SIR ELTON JOHN AND LEON RUSSELL RECENTLY convened in a Los Angeles recording studio with producer T-Bone Burnett, a select group of studio musicians, and a pair of Yamaha grand pianos. The result: an unprecedented collaboration between two musical giants. The album, titled The Union, features all-new material co-written by Elton, Leon, and Elton's longtime lyricist, Bernie Taupin.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014 06:03

Letters from Chris Gero - Winter 2011

chris gero headshotOne decade and 20 issues later, All Access has certainly grown up quite a bit since its debut. We view this publication as our opportunity to put our best foot forward on behalf of our talented artists, and we don’t take that lightly. We have constantly strived to keep the publication fresh, beautiful and interesting.

The size, the design, and the layout…it has all changed over the years. But one thing has never changed: the focus. All Access is all about our artists. GRAMMY® Award winners, chart toppers, Oscar® winners, music directors, record breakers, fresh faces and legends––they are all an integral part of music and therefore an integral part of our magazine.

It’s hard to believe we’ve had the honor to freeze moments in time with Elton John, Alicia Keys, Jeff

Lynne, Barry Manilow, Sarah McLachlan, James Newton Howard, Norah Jones, Questlove, and countless others. We consider every opportunity to photograph our artists a gift.Therefore, we hope this special edition of the past 10 years of All Access is a little present for you.

Not only are we presenting some never-before-seen photography, but in this issue we also document when and where each photo shoot took place, and in some instances, we’ve provided you with a little commentary from the set.This beautiful, visual representation of a sampling of our artist roster is a testament to the talent we have the pleasure of working with and representing every day.

And speaking of changing with the times, there is one more major change that is taking place in our offices in Nashville,TN. Our interaction with our artists is reaching a whole new level under the direction of the new department, Yamaha Entertainment Group.

We will still photograph our artists. We will still provide them with tour support, quality instruments, piano logistics, marketing support, and serve as their best friend for all thingsYamaha related. Only now, we’re taking artists under our wing and recording their music in our brand new studio in Franklin,TN. Plus we’re making their website, handling publishing and licensing, orchestrating brand alliances, serving as a retail outlet, and helping artists achieve creative and financial success. In short, we’re standing behind the music.

Visit us at www.Facebook.com/YamahaEntertainmentGroup to learn all about us, and stay tuned for more details this summer.

Kindest Regards,
Chris Gero

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Tuesday, 23 September 2014 05:36

DIANE BIRCH - 10 YEARS: A LOOK BACK

PHOTOSHOOT DETAILS: DATE JUNE 5, 2010 | LOCATION ROANOKE, VA | ISSUE #20, SUMMER 2010

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Tuesday, 23 September 2014 05:26

BROOKE WHITE - 10 YEARS: A LOOK BACK

PHOTOSHOOT DETAILS: DATE APR. 15, 2009 | LOCATION WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA | ISSUE #18, SUMMER 2009

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Tuesday, 23 September 2014 05:24

JAMIE CULLOM - 10 YEARS: A LOOK BACK

PHOTOSHOOT DETAILS: DATE NOV. 6, 2005 | LOCATION NEW YORK CITY | ISSUE #12, SUMMER 2006

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Tuesday, 23 September 2014 04:58

BRANDI CARLILE - 10 YEARS: A LOOK BACK

PHOTOSHOOT DETAILS DATE: OCT. 18, 2007 | LOCATION MINNEAPOLIS, MN | ISSUE #15, WINTER 2008

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