Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Monday, July 16, 2007

Saturday, July 07, 2007

French Wes Montgomery Tribute Band


Check out their video page for a nice Wes guitar-style tutorial

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Online Jazz Guitar Instruction Advances

Barry Greene's podcast (free for audio only, $25 for audio and video) are now on iTunes. You can access the first three podcasts by clicking this link (if you have iTunes installed) or this link if you don't.

And Jimmy Bruno is going gangbusters adding new material to the Jimmy Bruno Guitar Institute.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Monday, June 11, 2007

The Long Tail

For me, nothing illustrates the Long Tail better than the superb outliers in the field of jazz. Here are some artists I've been listening to lately. Thank you emusic.

Frank Potenza, guitar

Alan Pasqua, piano

Bob Ferrazza, guitar

Ed Bickert, guitar

Enrico Pieranunzi, piano

Fred Hersch, piano

Jack Wilkins, guitar

Mark Elf, piano

Phil Upchurch, guitar

Randy Johnston, guitar

Joshua Breakstone, guitar

I'd wager you could stop a thousand people on the street in any city in America (with the possible exception of New York), read this list of musicians to them, and they would not recognize even one of these extraordinarily talented artists. Pity, but with a very few exceptions, that seems to be the fate of jazz musicians. Hey, it's not like these guys didn't know what they were getting into.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Pat Metheny and Mick Goodrick

Click here to view on Youtube.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Jack Wilkins - Here's That Rainy Day

Long Island Guitar Show, 2007

Internet Guitar Instruction Coming of Age

It's been apparent to for some time that learning the guitar will never be the same after high-speed Internet. The number of online guitar instruction sites has been mushrooming for some time. Like almost everything else on the Internet, it's hard to keep up. A couple of recent interesting arrivals that hold real promise are Barry Greene's Podcasts and the Jimmy Bruno Guitar Institute. Both of these guitarists are absolute masters, and their lessons are comprehensive and inspirational.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Online Lesson by Mimi Fox on Jazz Improv TV

Click on the guitar in the channels section at the bottom of the screen.

Quick update. there's a lot of content here: concert videos and lessons by many other guitarists - a site worth exploring.

Lonnie Johnson Bio

There is an interesting article on the great blues musician Lonnie Johnson here.

Wes Montgomery - Last of the Wine

Sunday, April 22, 2007


Dick Onstenk is a excellent amateur guitarist who has posted close to 100 jazz guitar videos on YouTube and who has built up quite a following. He has published a video FAQ in which he answers a lot of questions about what kind of equipment he uses, how be bacame a jazz guitarist, and so forth.

Links to the FAQ are here and here.

Here are a couple of his videos:

Blues for Alice

Charlie Parker on Guitar

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Mimi Fox Interview

An excellent interview with jazz guitarist Mimi Fox appears on Jazz Guitar Life at this link.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Bill Evans

An interesting discussion of Bill Evans, in the context of a review of a new DVD, Bill Evans: The Oslo Concerts

Monday, April 02, 2007

Jimmy Rosenberg - Hungaria

I can't embed this video, but it is must see for no other reason than to stand agog at his technique.

This segment is from a newly published DVD titled "Jimmy Rosenberg is Back."

Click here

More Rosenberg video excerpts here and here

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Some recently discovered jazz guitar videos

Jeff Beck, Peter King and Lulu - Cry Me A River

Barney Kessel - One Mint Julep

Hassan Cihat Order - Take Five

Scotty Anderson

Kevin Van Sant - Leila

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Bird Lives

A video blog by Bret Primack, "Jazz, World Affairs, Comedy, New Media, Ethnic Cuisine, Spiritualilty, Cinema, Yoga and Life Itself"

Primack ("The Jazz Video Guy") also runs JazzVideoLand, which as of this posting, has 120 jazz videos.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Jeffrey Burr

Wonderful jazz guitar chord melody arrangement by Burr, looking a bit hungover and with a bad case of pillow head.

Mimi Fox - When the Saints Go Marching

From her Perpetually Hip CD

Click here for a great interview with Mimi Fox.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Friday, January 19, 2007

Wednesday, January 10, 2007