Russell Malone is definitely one of my favorite players around. His technique and feel are monstrous and I love hearing him combine all the vastly different influences in his playing into something that is completely different and all his
Lettuce is without a doubt one of my favorite funk groups around today. Besides their regular guitarist, Eric Krasno being an amazing player, they've recorded with the legendary John Scofield as well. This tune really spoke to me, and
I heard this one off of Roy Haynes' 1997 album "Te Vou". It features such talent as Christian McBride and Pat Metheny. While it's another simple little blues with a simple pentatonic melody, it just has that special something. While the
It looks like I'm finally back, folks. As my life finally settles back into a normal routine and I am back from the road, I'm happy to return to working on my real book project. I have a lot to do to make up for lost time! Anyway, here is a
McCoy Tyner and Michael Brecker together are unstoppable. When you have two players of their caliber playing together, you're in for a treat. The album that this tune is off of (Infinity) is a McCoy Tyner Trio record that features
Continuing with my real book project, is the title track off of Pat Martino's second album "Strings!". This is a tune that spoke to me very early on as I was beginning to get into jazz. Jazz can be simple and all about groove. There
I didn't mean to go a month without posting something, but things have been a little crazy lately. A good kind of crazy though. This craziness however has prompted me to start a new ongoing project. I've found myself without a
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