June 30, 2013

Robben Ford Interview - JazzAscona, June 28th 2013

Robben Ford (guitar)
Ricky Peterson (organ) 
Harvey Mason (drums) 
Brian Allen (bass) 

Togheter with the talented organist Ricky Peterson (John Mayer, David Sanborn, Bonnie Raitt, Brian Culbertson) as well as the great Harvey Mason on drums (Bob James, The Brecker Brothers, Lee Ritenour, Herbie Hancock's Headhunters, George Benson)and Brian Alan on bass (Greg Adams, Sara Bareilles, Rich Robinson), Robben Ford's new and amazing band, makes its debut at JazzAscona. Robben Ford is one of the greatest guitar players alive, master of fusion, jazz and blues style. A five-time Grammy nominee, he has played with artists as greats as Joni Mitchell, Jimmy Witherspoon, Miles Davis, George Harrison, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, John Mayall, Greg Allman and John Scofield. His career as a professional guitarist began in 1969, when the Charles Ford Blues Band (formed by Robben and his brothers Mark and Patrick) was chosen to open a concert of Charlie Musselwhite. In 1970, Ford joined the jazz fusion band LA Express, which was chosen as opening act for the George Harrison world tour in 1974. Beside his solo career, which began with his first album Discovering the Blues (1972) andSchizophonic (1976), Robben published The Inside Story with the famous fusion band The Yellowjackets, of which he was one of the founding members. These last two works have been awarded with a gold record in 1980. In 1982, Ford was invited to play in the album of the rock band Kiss Creatures of The Night, and in 1986 he received the world consecration being selected as the tour guitarist of Miles Davis. With the solo album Talk to Your Daughter (1988) Robben got a gold record in 1989, the year in which he joyned Philippe Saisse, Marcus Miller and JT Lewis in The Sunday Night Band of the famous American TV show "Sunday Night". In the Nineties he returned to his blues roots with the albums Handful of Blues, Blues Connotation, and Tiger Walk. Ford was named one of the "Top 100 guitarists of the twentieth century" by the american magazine "Musician".

- See more at: http://www.jazzascona.ch/index.php/en...


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Allen Hinds - Legato technique masterclass

Legato technique specialist Allen Hinds gives an incredible insight into this way of playing in the 14 pages of exercises and licks that come with this "A Lesson In Legato", his first for JGS.

Allen talks about his technique openly. He starts with the single string legato exercise you've probably seen before. Starting on the 3rd string:  9-5-7-9-7-5. He then takes this motive everywhere. All the examples have been meticulously transcribed. These transcriptions make it easy to follow the wealth of information Allen is providing.

There's also a part about incorporating slides into your playing.

In between the exercises we get a lot of info about Allen's background. Cool the way he talks about Allan Holdsworth. 

June 27, 2013

Allen Hinds in Gitarist ( NL) by JB

My first big article in the July issue of Gitarist ( NL). Feels good. I can't post a legible version because of legal issues of course. The magazine comes out this weekend!

June 23, 2013

John Scofield and Vertex in Premier Guitar

Excerpt from an interview by Jason Shadrick with the one and only Sir John Scofield.

It sounds like you didn’t use many effects on the album.
I only used my Boomerang on one part of “Snake Dance.” However, I did get a new pedalboard for this tour. My old pedalboard died and Mason from Vertex Effects came down to a gig in Oakland. I knew he had been making pedalboards for a lot of the guys out West, including Robben [Ford]. For Überjam, I have to have my Wammy Wah pedal, although I didn’t use it on this record. Mason convinced me to try a new distortion pedal, which is the Blue Note, and that was nice. He also sold me on one of his new wah pedals, which replaced the Vox I’d been using. I use my Boomerang off the board, so he came up with a way to hook it up since it’s not true bypass and because it’s big. I use the Boomerang a lot in Überjam. You can’t program anything into the Boomerang, which is good, so I do it all on the fly. I just quickly play something in there and it comes back either in half-time or double-time, backwards or something.

Scofield's pedalboard
Did Mason mod any of your existing pedals?
Yeah, my old Boss GE-2 Equalizer and Boss CE-3. The equalizer is more like a treble booster and the chorus was modified with a faster speed, more warble, and some fatness to emulate a Leslie. He then made them all true bypass.
Your previous pedalboard was a loop-based system and this new version is more linear. Why the switch?
This new one has a buffer, which is a new thing for me. My previous pedalboard, which was also really good and made by Pedal-Racks here in New York, was a different system. On that board I was able to turn on each pedal individually so my guitar would not be routed through other pedals. When you have each one on, you’re only going through that pedal. With Mason’s system, they are all hooked up through the buffer and it magically makes it sound okay. He took my old pedals and made them true bypass, so everything is true bypass and the buffer gives back whatever you’re losing. It’s pretty amazing.

Read more: http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2013/Aug/Interview_John_Scofield_Uncle_Johns_Electro_Jam_Band.aspx?Page=3#ixzz2X2D1Es6r


INTERFACE (input buffer), Vertex True Bypass Loop (Digitech Whammy XP100), T.C. Electronic Polytune Mini, Vertex Axis Wah, Rockett Blue Note, Vertex Modified GE-7 Equalizer, INTERFACE (break-out insert), Vertex Modified CE-3 Chorus, Empress Tremolo, Neunaber Technologies Mono WET Reverb, Vertex True Bypass Loop (Boomerang Rang Plus), INTERFACE (single output buffer/splitter, splitting MONO signal to two amplifiers)


* Boomerang Rang Plus is on the floor, off of the pedalboard and is brought in/out of the signal path by way of the Vertex True Bypass Loop.

* Vertex Modified GE-7 Equalizer is modified for greater transparency, quieter operation, and more emphasis on the upper mid-range and highs to use as more of a treble booster. Also modified for true bypass.
* Vertex Modified CE-3 Chorus is modified for faster speeds, more warble, and fatness to achieve more of a Leslie emulating quality. Also modified for true bypass.



June 22, 2013

Tim Lerch The Art of 2-note accompaniment.

Tim Lerch is one of my favorite Youtube guitar players. I like his old school approach which sounds and feels very genuine to me. The tele tones are to die for. As a former pupil of the late Ted Greene Tim's got a wealth of knowledge which he loves to share.

In this masterclass published by Jazz Guitar Society.com Tim is taking you by the hand and step by step explains how to play in this 2 note accompaniment style. Starting with 3rds and 7ths, which you may already be familiar with, this lesson goes way beyond this. Adding notes to make your accompaniment more melodic. From thereon Tim teaches how to play solo's and accompany yourself at the same time!

Practically every example is written out in tabs and notes.

I got this masterclass by Tim Lerch earlier this week and I think it's worth every dime. It's so much fun working with this material that I would recommend it to everybody. It's not just for old school aficionados. If you like like to play like  Mike Stern's Standards cd you will also benefit hugely from this lesson.

June 15, 2013

Eternal Child - Chick Corea Elektric Band guitar arrangement

'I love this piece from the great album "Eye of the Beholder". My transcription and arrangement for solo classical guitar. Please message me for sheet music (notation only).'

Samantha Wells is represented worldwide by Price Rubin.


June 14, 2013

Chick Corea Elektric Band Live concert with Scott Henderson

Chick Corea Elektric Band live in Switzerland at The International Jazz Festival of Bern 1986.
Track Listing :
1.King Cockroach
2.Indian Town 10:25
3.Interview with Chick Corea 20:07
4.Got A Match? 23:20
5.Silver Temple 39:51
6.German`s Speaker 51:51
7.Yes My Dear 53:34
8.No Zone 01:06:37

The line up is :
CHICK COREA - Keyboards

early Scott Henderson Toe Jam

Baily  on Bass & Bisonette on drums? Am I right?

Advanced Jazz Guitar Classes Sampler: MMC Free Lesson # 2

This month (June of 2013) is Mike's Master Classes' 7 year anniversary. In 2006 we began to connect jazz musicians around the world with some of the top jazz masters on the scene. This month we celebrate by looking back at some of our first classes featured at our site. These samples demonstrate the intimate nature of Mikes Master Classes at its finest. Simply a mic, a video camera, a jazz master and his/her guitar. An inspiring way to study jazz.

Featured in this advanced jazz guitar sampler clip are jazz masters Sid Jacobs, Steve Herberman, Sheryl Bailey, Tony DeCaprio, Jack Wilkins, Paul Bollenback, Barry Greene, and John Stowell.

This sampler has clips from early on when we first started our online advanced jazz classes. At that time, we were streaming live (with poorer internet bandwidth than today) and capturing the recordings. Due to this, the quality is not the best, nor up to that of more recent classes, but the concepts, theory, and practical understanding for jazz musicians is still top notch.

We are excited to announce that all of these classes and the rest from 2006 are now on sale for 20% off! Get closer to some of the greatest jazz minds and study their lessons.

Sid Jacobs the Magic Scale and Symmetry:http://mikesclass.es/magicscalesymmetry
Sid Jacobs a Guitarists Approach to the Harmony of Bill Evans:http://mikesclass.es/harmonyofbillevans
Steve Herberman Chord Melody Arranging Soloing inspired by George Van Eps: http://mikesclass.es/chordmelodygeorg...
Steve Herberman Practical Application of the George Van Eps Triad Motion Studies: http://mikesclass.es/practicalappgeor...
Sheryl Bailey Melodic Embellishment:http://mikesclass.es/melodicembellish...
Tony DeCaprio New Model in Viewing the Art of Improvisation:http://mikesclass.es/newmodelimprov2
Jack Wilkins Chord Solos: http://mikesclass.es/chordsolos
Paul Bollenback's The Chromatic Line Game:http://mikesclass.es/thechromaticline...
Barry Greene's Fretboard Mastery:http://mikesclass.es/fretboardmastery...
John Stowell's Melodic Minor Applications:http://mikesclass.es/melodicminorappl...

June 12, 2013

New Robben Ford Pedalboard June 2013. Vertex rules

'Just finished prepping Robben Ford's rig before he heads out on his European tour. Be sure to catch him in Norway, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, or Austria. 
His new record is truly top notch!'— 

June 11, 2013

Oz Noy: Ultimate scales for a blues

In yesterday's post you could see Oz Noy demonstrating the scales he uses for a blues. I thought I'd write the scales out for you to get you started.

"Twisted Blues Vol.2" third recording session !
At the Carriage House, CT with Keith Carlock & Will Lee
Its getting there, one more session to go....

June 10, 2013

Oz Noy Master Class, May 16th, 2013

All the things you are.
7:25 Blues lesson using different scales.

Guitar Collective Artist in Residence Oz Noy came in for another Master Class on May 16th, 2013. As usual the class was very informative and inspiring. His Rhythm Section for the evening was Bass Collective Faculty Member Francesco Beccaro, and Drummers Collective Alumnus Octavio Salman. Enjoy!


June 8, 2013

Meltdown by Progress, studio session

This is a video of Progress recording "Meltdown" at Yellow Dog Studios in Austin, Texas in October 2012. Music written by Brian Donohoe and performed by Progress: Matt Muehling (guitar), Carter Arrington (guitar), Brian Donohoe (saxophone and keyboards), Nick Clark (bass), and Daniel Watson (drums).

"Beatmaker," the album upon which this track exists, can be found at http://progress2.bandcamp.com. Our website is www.progressmusicaustin.com.

Audio engineered and mixed by Matt Meli. Mastered by Dave Collins. Video by Gary Feist (www.yellowdogvideo.com).

Oddly enough, Yellow Dog Video and Yellow Dog Studios didn't have anything to do with each other before this recording session took place. Cool, huh?

Snarky Puppy - Thing of Gold (groundUP)

Not guitar based but man this is great!!! (there's lots of guitar to enjoy.)
Great collective:

Snarky Puppy - Thing of Gold
From the live DVD "groundUP" (available athttp://groundup.ropeadope.com)

Recorded and filmed live (free of overdubs) on December 16, 2011, at Shapeshifter Lab in Brooklyn, New York, for GroundUP Music. For more information and upcoming tour dates, please visithttp://groundup.ropeadope.com or http://www.snarkypuppy.com.

Written, arranged, and produced by Michael League.

Shaun Martin - Moog (solo)
Bill Laurance - piano
Cory Henry - organ
Justin Stanton - Fender Rhodes
Mark Lettieri - guitar
Bob Lanzetti - guitar
Chris McQueen - guitar
Michael League - bass
Nate Werth - percussion
Keita Ogawa - percussion
Marcelo Woloski - percussion
Robert "Sput" Searight - drums
Andy Hunter - trombone
Jay Jennings - trumpet and flugelhorn (solo)
Maz - trumpet
Chris Bullock - sax
Zach Brock - violin
Maria Im - violin
Roni Gan - viola
Jody Redhage - cello

Engineered by Eric Hartman, Diko Shoturma, and Avi Gunther.
Filmed by Andy LaViolette, Brad Holt, Simon C.F. Yu, and Caroline Stucky.
Mixed by Eric Hartman.
Mastered by Scott Hull at Masterdisk NYC.

June 4, 2013

Line 6 Sonic Port


Sonic Port™ delivers inspiring guitar tones and best-in-class audio quality on your iPod touch®, iPhone® and iPad®. Jam with the tones of your favorite artists, connect keyboards and speakers to create your mobile recording studio, or plug into your amp and play live. Every time, Sonic Port gives you pro-quality sound with GarageBand®, Line 6 Mobile POD®, Jammit® and other CoreAudio music apps.
  • The centerpiece of your GarageBand mobile studio
  • Get the authentic tones of your favorite artists—
    or create your own
  • The only system that lets you jam along with original hit recordings (with the free Jammit app)
  • Includes detachable Lightning and 30-pin cables
  • Completely powered by iOS device

Lessons with Marc Guillermont

if some of you are interested in taking guitar lessons,or have specific requests(composing, arranging, programmation etc..),you're at the right place.

There's 2 ways to do it:
1: i'll make a video for each request which means it will be personalised.And send it to you through DROPBOX  or WeTransfer a 60mn video will be 100 euros.Depending on demands, i'll create specific AUDIO playbacks1 to show you stuff, 1 for you to work on
2: it's now known lessons can be done through SKYPE.But this works only if you have a very good internet connection.30mn will be 25 euros1 hour will be 40euros
Payments through Paypal
whatever you're interested in pls write me at : junglejazzprod@gmail.com 

June 3, 2013

George Benson - New CD Inspiration


Provided by the artist or their representative
Inspiration: A Tribute To Nat King Cole

June 1, 2013

Baden Powel, Elek Bacsik, Boulou Ferré,Sacha distel- Bluesette 1964

avec baden powel, elek bacsik, boulou ferré (13 ans) sacha distel

Jim Hall & Enrico Pieranunzi @ Eddie Lang Jazz Festival 2010

I was checking out videos with Enrico Pieranunci. I saw him the other day play with Mike Stern and posted that video on this blog. To my surprise I came across this gem with maestro Jim Hall. Enjoy.