"Sure, the more techniques you know the better.Just wanted to tell you what got me back on track techniquewise. I took a lesson with Alex Hutchings who himself studied a lot of Frank Gambale. Then I spent quite fa ew months just playing all G major…"
Known for his work with Moerlen's Gong, German guitar player Jens Christian Mayer finally made it and released his first solo record entitled "Steppin'up".
This is a journey through the world of Jazz-Rock and Modern Fusion.
Influenced by guitar players like Mike Stern, Robben Ford, Gary Moore, Michel Cusson to name but a few, Jens Christian Mayer has created a very entertaining fusion record with aggresive songs like the title track "Steppin'up" to smoother tasteful ballads like Yellow Shirt and an exraordinary funky guitar version of Suzanne Vega's "Toms Diner".
Supported by his long-time rhythm section with Pilou Wurtz on bass and Didier Hoffmann on drums, you can find two big names on this album: Extraordinary sax virtuoso Franck Wolf who is a member of Birelli Lagrenes band and Fusion legend Jamie Glaser (ex Jean-Luc Ponty and Chick Corea) on guitar.
LISTEN TO ALL SONGS FROM MY ALBUM HERE: http://cdbaby.com/cd/jenschristianmayer
I am currently preparing to present my music live. if anybody can help me in getting a tour together, please contact me.
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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.