Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Jazz Guitar School and Comping 101

Hello Jazz Guitarists!

It's been a pretty busy summer for me, between touring, production and CD releases. My collaboration CD with ArtistWorks' recent addition, saxophonist Eric Marienthal, "Bridges" dropped last Friday. It is a project I am super proud of, and I hope you guys check it out.

Also -- we just mixed and mastered the Fourplay 25th Anniversary CD "Silver", and it is all set for rthr U.S. release in November. It features the core group of Bob James, Artistworks' own Nathan East, harvey Mason and myself -- along with special guests Lee Ritenour, Larry Carlton & Kirk Whalum.

We will be doing a tour of Japan and Korea, where the CD comes out in September, then Europe and then we finish up with some Stateside gigs including our annual week at The New York Blue Note December 1st thru 6th. Check the website for details and come on out to a show in your area and say hey!

As if that wasn't enough, we just went into production on Jazz Funk Soul II with Everette Harp and Jeff Lorber. That will be a 2016 release but we have some gigs sprinkled in this Fall too.

I look forward to some great new VE's and thanks to all the great ones that you've sent in -- awesome stuff.

Instead of the Lick Of The Month, this time I have done a mini lesson on comping. This came out of several requests I have gotten from students on this subject. It'll get the convo started...

Anyway --wishing you all the best for now, and see you 'round campus,


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