I've been playing a little bit of gypsy jazz lately since I have a gypsy jazz gig coming up, and since the anniversary of Django Reinhardt's death in May 16th, I had been planning to post something related to him, however when I heard
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
Nothing sounds more like Christmas to me than a swingin' jazz tune and something about the blues has such a good Christmas feel. So naturally when a player like Russell Malone steps up to bat on "O Christmas Tree", it doesn't take
It's so difficult to narrow down a singular "favorite" guitar player. However if I had to do so, 9 times out of 10, lately my answer would have to be Pat Metheny. He has such an extensive catalogue to his name, with collaborations from
Here's a nice one in the old school of Charlie Christian played by Tiny Grimes. I came across it on the Charlie Parker Savoy Recordings CD. Parker takes the first solo and, as always, it's amazing. But what I loved about Tiny's solo is
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