August 31, 2006

One Long Tune: The Life And Music of Lenny Breau

Ron Forbes-Roberts is the author of "One Long Tune", the new biography of Lenny Breau. It is availabe @ One Long Tune

Some Lenny Breau Licks

Tal Farlow Film Excerpts

Some excerpts of Talmage Farlow, a film by Lorenzo DeStefano:

Tal talks about music and the music business and he plays with Lenny Breau, Tommy Flanagan & Red Mitchell.

Some Tal Farlow licks.

August 15, 2006

Steely Dan Chords

Speaking of Steely Dan (see previous post), Donald Fagen's new album inspired me to do an article about the mu major chord for the site:

New Donald Fagen Album - Morph the Cat

I just discovered there's a new Donald Fagen album out called 'Morph the Cat'. It may be old news (it was released in March) and not really jazz guitar related, I just wanted to let you know (I'm a gigantic Steely Dan fan).

Listen to samples.

August 14, 2006

New Album From Solo Jazz Guitarist Jody Fisher

Solo jazz guitar player Jody Fisher has a new album out called 'Wistful Thinking'. There are some real pearls on the album ('Turning Point' is one of my favorites). Listen to the album here:

Jody Fisher is also the author of some excellent instructional jazz guitar dvds:

Beginning Jazz Guitar - DVD