I just visited your website. I like your bass line comping lessons and your arrangements of standards. And it was good to see again the Joe Pass article from Guitar Player in 1986.
All the best,
That is the great Randy Vincent playing guitar on all the songs from my current CD, "Let's Live Again." He's amazing. Soon I will be posting some video of him. You can check him out at www.randyvincent.com too.
As a tutor, I will always promote the proper teaching of the pedagogy of an instrument, whatever genre. I can't believe how few are disciplined enough to pursue proper lessons these days. (If some of these current so-called recording artists would have approached a label back in the 50's or 60's, they would have put them in jail!) Keep in touch.
Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."