Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Monday, September 25, 2006

Friday, September 22, 2006

Keith Jarrett, Umbria Jazz Festival, 1974

This man has muscles in his hands where other people have only tendons and bones

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

If you love guitar chords -- and what jazz guitarist doesn't? -- this is the site for you. To quote from the site:
Virtual Guitar & Chordbook is our main application, this features a flash modelled guitar, over 1300 guitar chords and inversions. You can save chords to your chordbank (mychords).

On the guitar you can do all the normal stuff, like put on a capo go up and down the frets, drag and drop the finger markers to make your own guitar chords.

Chord Sequencer: you can sequence your guitar chords and play them back in the mychords area!

Learn to play scales and improve your lead solos, with the guitar scales generator. Quick tune your guitar using the guitar tuner and try out alternative tunings.

Jessica Williams

A superb pianist whose music I have been enjoying greatly as of late. Highly recommended to jazz piano afficionados. Her music is available on Emusic and Rhapsody.

Ms. Williams maintains a very personal (but infrequent) blog here.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Gypsy Jazz Videos

Click here for a spectacular collections of videos, including Bireli Lagrene, Jimmy Rosenberg and many, many others.

Friday, September 08, 2006

John Froehlich, Jazz Artist

Click here to view this amazing site.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

European Guitarists Don't Get Enough Respect

For some reason, the great European jazz guitarists don't get a lot of exposure in the U.S. Not suprising, I suppose, since even the great U.S. jazz guitarists don't get enough attention.

A lot of Europoean jazz guitarists are amazing virtuosos. Their technique is nothing short of astounding. Two high quality videos, linked below, feature Bireli Lagrene and Joscho Stephan.