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Abstract Logix
Founded2003 (2003)
FounderSouvik Dutta
GenreJazz fusion, World music, Jam band
Country of originUnited States
LocationNorth Carolina

Abstract Logix is a North Carolina-based record label specializing in jazz fusion, world and jam band music. To date, Abstract Logix has released over fifty titles from musicians spanning the globe.[1][2]

History[edit | edit source]

The company began as a music blog started by music enthusiast and computer programmer Souvik Dutta in 2002.[3] The blog began by making available a recording of a house concert featuring Shawn Lane, Jonas Hellborg, and Jeff Sipe. [4] From there, Dutta branched out into direct sales and merchandising, becoming the exclusive retailer for a 3-DVD set by fusion guitarist John McLaughlin entitled “This is the Way I Do It” and handling merchandising for McLaughlin’s tours, while continuing to write code for IBM.[3]

Abstract Logix’s first two releases were ‘’Lincoln Memorial’’ by Project Z (featuring Jimmy Herring, Greg Osby, Ricky Keller, and Jeff Sipe) in 2005 and Alex Machacek’s ‘’[Sic]’’ in 2006. Dutta’s relationship with John McLaughlin resulted in the guitarist’s Floating Point being released on the label in 2008. In 2010, Dutta described Abstract Logix’s roster as “...musical pioneers and visionaries, old and young. Our clients include Grammy winners and musical icons like John McLaughlin, as well as young and upcoming icons of tomorrow like Alex Machacek, Jimmy Herring, and Wayne Krantz, among others.”[5] Other notable musicians to record for Abstract Logix include Lenny White, Gary Husband, Anthony Jackson, Scott Kinsey, and Ranjit Barot. The Abstract Logix website also sells independent releases by a number of other fusion, world, and progressive artists.

Discography[edit | edit source]

Catalog number Artist Title Year
ABLX-001 Project Z Lincoln Memorial 2005
ABLX-002 Alex Machacek [Sic] 2006
ABLX-003 Scott Kinsey Kinesthetics 2006
ABLX-004 Slaughterhouse 3 'S3 2006
ABLX-005 Jeff Babko Mondo Trio 2007
ABLX-006 Gary Willis Actual Fiction 2007
ABLX-007 Alex Machacek, Jeff Sipe, Matthew Garrison Improvisation 2007
ABLX-009 Paul Hanson Frolic in the Land of Plenty 2008
ABLX-010 Tony Grey Chasing Shadows 2008
ABLX-011 John McLaughlin Floating Point 2008
ABLX-012 John McLaughlin Meeting of the Minds: The Making of Floating Point DVD 2008
ABLX-013 Jimmy Herring Life Boat 2008
ABLX-014 Alex Machacek / Jeff Sipe / Neal Fountain The Official Triangle Sessions 2008
ABLX-015 Gary Husband’s Drive Hotwired 2008
ABLX-016 John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension Live @ Belgrade 2009
ABLX-017 Sebastiaan Cornelissen U-Turn 2009
ABLX-018 Wayne Krantz Krantz Carlock Lefebvre 2009
ABLX-019 Ranjit Barot BAda Boom 2008
ABLX-020 Anthony Jackson and Yiorgos Fakanas Interspirit 2010
ABLX-022 Lenny White Anomaly 2010
ABLX-025 Prasanna Raga Bop Trio 2010
ABLX-026 John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension To the One 2010
ABLX-027 Gary Husband Dirty & Beautiful Volume 1 2010
ABLX-028 Human Element Human Element 2010
ABLX-024 Alex Machacek and Marco Minnemann 24 Tales 2010
ABLX-030 Various Artists Abstract Logix Live! The New Universe Music Festival 2010 CD 2008
ABLX-031 Various Artists Abstract Logix Live! The New Universe Music Festival 2010 DVD 2008
ABLX-032 Oz Noy Twisted Blues 2011
ABLX-033 Gary Husband Dirty & Beautiful Volume 2 2012
ABLX-034 Wayne Krantz Howie 61 2012
ABLX-035 Jimmy Herring Subject to Change Without Notice 2012
ABLX-036 Alex Machacek, Raphael Preuschi, Herbert Pirker Fat 2012
ABLX-037 John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension Now Here This 2012
ABLX-038 Gary Willis Retro 2013
ABLX-040 Tony Grey Elevation 2013
ABLX-041 Gary Husband and Alex Machacek 'Now 2013
ABLX-042 John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension The Boston Record 2014
ABLX-043 Oz Noy Twisted Blues Volume 2 2014
ABLX-044 Chingari Bombay Makossa 2014
ABLX-045 Jeff Sipe, Mike Seal, and Taylor Lee Jeff Sipe Trio 2014
ABLX-046 Gary Husband Dirty and Beautiful Volume 1 - Special Remix Edition 2014
ABLX-047 Wayne Krantz Good Piranha Bad Piranha 2014
ABLX-048 Oz Noy, Dave Weckl, Etienne M’Bappe Asian Twist 2015
ABLX-049 Gary Willis ‘’Larger Than Life’’ 2015
ABLX-050 John McLaughlin Black Light 2015
ABLX-053 Scott Kinsey ‘’Near Life Experience’’ 2016
ABLX-055 Etienne M’Bappe and the Prophets ‘’How Near How Far’’ 2016
ABLX-056 King Baby ‘’The Big Galoot’’ 2017
ABLX-057 Oz Noy ‘’Ozone Squeeze’’ 2017
ABLX-058 John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension Live @ Ronnie Scott’s 2017

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Abstract Logix Label Website". Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  2. "Discogs.com". Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Roused. "Interview with the Founder & CEO of the Music Label ABSTRACT LOGIX". Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  4. Patterson, Ian. "Abstract Logix's Souvik Dutta: From Living Room To Center Of The Universe". Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  5. Hibbets, Jason. "IAbstract Logix: Changing the music experience for everyone with the open source way". Retrieved July 20, 2018.


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