Bill Frisell Surfs Space-Time via Lennon, Lloyd, Big Sur, Motian, and More
Oct 23 2013 1:33PM
BILL FRISELL SELDOM STANDS STILL. IN THE PAST TWO YEARS alone he has released an adventurous album of improvised solo guitar pieces (Silent Comedy), a brilliant tribute to the music of John Lennon (All We Are Saying ...), his
Now Hear This: Ulmer/McFarland
Oct 22 2013 1:42PM
Depending on your outlook, a benefit of major labels crashing down— along with the popular ascension of jam bands and musicians taking control of their careers via online initiatives—is that no artist needs to squeeze his or
Guthrie Govan Ascends to Prog-Rock Royalty with the Aristocrats
Sep 5 2013 1:35PM
GUTHRIE GOVAN (RHYMES WITH OVEN) IS AN INCREASINGLY HOT commodity.
A Day in the Life of Conan Musical Director Jimmy Vivino
Sep 5 2013 12:55PM
YOU CAN TELL A LOT ABOUT A GUITAR PLAYER BY looking around his dressing room.
Spotlight Then and Now: Billy Sheehan
Aug 22 2013 1:14PM
BACK BEFORE THERE was a Bass Player magazine, GP used to cover bassists, and that coverage extended to the Spotlight column as well.
Debashish Bhattacharya Recasts Indian Slide Guitar
Aug 19 2013 11:46AM
"I have worked with many Indian and Western masters of music since 1993, so I could not resist asking some of them to play on my 50th birthday album,” says celebrated Indian slide-guitar virtuoso Debashish Bhattacharya.
Stormy Weather: Torrid Guitar at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Aug 19 2013 11:36AM
THE 2013 NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE Festival included B.B. King, George Benson, Sonny Landreth, Gary Clark, Jr., and Dave Matthews.
Great Guitars: Catching Up with Guitar Player Presents
Aug 19 2013 11:13AM
FOR YEARS, GUITAR PLAYER PRESENTS HAS CO-HOSTED concerts by some of the world’s most exciting guitarists at venues around the magazine’s home base in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Reeling Through the Years: Legendary Session Ace Elliott Randall Fuses Past and Present on 'Virtual Memory'
Aug 19 2013 1:41AM
“I LIKE TO PLAY ALL KINDS OF MUSIC,” SAYS 66-year-old Elliott Randall.
Jaiman Crunk Goes All Out on His Jazzy Debut
Jul 24 2013 1:33AM
ALTHOUGH SEATTLE - based Jaiman Crunk has been playing for decades, the middle- aged guitarist and composer released his first album only a few months ago—and he didn’t cut any corners while realizing his dream.
Mimi Fox Expands Jazz Guitar from the Inside Out
Jul 23 2013 1:30PM
MIMI FOX WAS A PRECOCIOUS YOUNGSTER, playing drums and then guitar before reaching her teens.
Spotlight Then and Now: Michael Nicolella
Jul 23 2013 1:02AM
WHEN CLASSICAL VIRTUOSO Michael Nicolella appeared in Frets magazine in 2006, his album Shard was described as “an exciting textbook on how to honor classical tradition and kick it in the ass at the same time.”
Allan Holdsworth on Reissuing His SynthAxe Opus, FLATTire
Jun 4 2013 1:29PM
ALLAN HOLDSWORTH’S 2001 ALBUM, FLATTIRE: MUSIC for a Non-Existent Movie [reissued this year by Moonjune], opens with a plaintive guitar solo—the only guitar part on the record—floating over a cacophonous mélange of chaotically
Tommy Tedesco's Studio Log, July 1979
May 15 2013 1:59PM
While playing some "beatnick" grooves for a movie soundtrack, Tedesco becomes frustrated by the lack of standardization in chord symbols
Tommy Tedesco's Studio Log, February 1979
Apr 29 2013 1:54PM
Changing parts to make a score more playable is one of many tricks Tedesco uses to make a session successful
Under Investigation: Billy Cobham's 'Spectrum'
Rhythm Workshop: Sliding Fourths
Style Study: Buddy Guy and Guitar Slim
Rhythm Workshop: 40 Ways to Play an Am Chord
You're Playing It Wrong: "Green Oniions"
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