"If you're talking about a straight blues and how to infuse if with fresh ideas, I am sure everyone will have some great ideas for you.
In THAT context, I would do many things. For a I7 chord, I would use a tone of scales besides the pentatonic…"
"The way I happen to play NATURALLY is with economy picking when ascending strings and alternate picking when descending... I have of course worked on this to be able to do both, and have experimented with many different methods, including the…"
"I drift between pick brands, but almost exclusively they are thicker than 1.0mm. Lately I have been really digging the Wegen "Bluegrass" picks. They generate an amazing tone and flow smoothly across the strings.... On an acoustic,…"
I began playing guitar at 14 and began getting into jazz right before High School was out... Then I attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass. and sutdied Guitar Performance and Film Scoring there and NEC (New England Conservatory). I have played with many well known artists, both from the jazz world and the pop/rock world. I also began cutting my teeth on recording technology.
I now write, produce, engineer and play pretty much everything on ever recording I put out, unless it is for other artists, in which case I play only the parts that are needed (they sometimes sing and/or play an instrument). I play guitar, bass, drums, some keys, many ethnic instruments and do a fair bit of programming (drums, synth, etc.)
I occasionally play duo gigs with vocalists or horn players, do some band gigs and play high profile wedding/corporate gigs doing solo jazz guitar stuff (standards, reharmonizations, ceremonial music, etc.)
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Vocalist, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Other
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The Jazz Network is exactly what the title suggests, a place where you get to mix and mingle with those who have not only an appreciation for Jazz but a forum to hear new up and coming artists as well. I've hooked up with so many of my old friends that I've lost contact with over the years here and it's been a great place to meet folk, appreciate good music and Musicianship. What an incredible idea!!
Grady Tate began his jazz career as a much-celebrated drummer, backing such icons as Wes Montgomery, Ella Fitzgerald, and Quincy Jones. Tate has since traded in his skins for a microphone at center stage, where he delivers smooth and soulful baritone vocals. With pianist John di Martino, Tate sings "Everybody Loves My Baby" and "Where Do You Start."
He was a soulful reedman, an amazing talent scout for decades and a bandleader of one of the country's most popular acts. Born in 1913, Herman led "Thundering Herds" that were both big draws and well-respected by the likes of Igor Stravinsky. Here are five recordings which still sound fresh today.
Hear passionate improvisation across borders on Colombian harp, Argentinian bandoneón, Venezuelan cuatro and vibes from the U.S. In a set with Castañeda, his trio and special guests perform at the Americas Society in New York.
Ever since he started becoming one of the best alto saxophone players in the world, Zenón has drawn from his upbringing in Puerto Rico. But, like many Puerto Ricans, Zenón lives in New York — where his quartet of 10 years has finally been invited to play the Vanguard. It presents new music in concert.