Describing someone as an instrumental guitarist is about as ambiguous a label as one can give. The label is often given to any artist who performs, as either a soloist or within an ensemble, without the aid of a vocalist. Over the years the label has been given to jazz musicians, Joe Pass, finger-style players, Michael Hedges, classical musicians, Andrew York, shredders, Yngvie Malmsteen, country players, Chet Atkins and rockers such as Steve Vai and Joe Satriani. While many of these great players excel within one genre or another, few have been able to move between multiple musical genres with the ease, and success, as Boston born guitarist Johnny A.
It is a daunting and perhaps completely irrelevant task, in the context of a guitar magazine, to attempt to write an introduction to an interview with Andy Summers.
PAGE THREE (John Jorgenson Interview) Return to Page One Return to Page Two The John Jorgenson Quintet – John Jorgenson (foreground) with (left to right) – Kevin Nolan (guitar); Simon Planting (bass); Jason Anick (violin); and Rick Reed (percussion) – Photo credit: Michael G. Stewart Rick: We talked last night about, if you don’t [...]
The superlatives always fly when guitarists start talking about multi-instrumentalist and guitar master John Jorgenson.
Page ONE – John Jorgenson Interview Page THREE – John Jorgenson Interview Rick Landers: What was it like to work with Elton John? It’s quite a bit different than what you had been doing before. John Jorgenson: Yeah. The Desert Rose Band, we got to a certain point where I had a guitar tech sort [...]
Tyler Ross is not your typical guitarist. Born and raised in the fields of East-Central Wisconsin, Ross’ musical tastes have led him to explore traditional and modern jazz, folk, blues, rock and the singer-songwriter tradition. A multi-faceted musician, Ross is equally at home on stage singing his favorite Gillian Welch song as he is arranging an original composition for a large jazz ensemble with string quartet.
In the forty plus years that Carl Verheyen has been playing the guitar, he has risen to the upper echelon of the modern guitar world.
Jeff Golub (pronounced Goal-ub) was born in 1955 and grew up in the Akron, Ohio area. He began playing guitar as a pre-teen, initially trying to imitate ’60’s blues/rock guitarists like Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimi Hendrix.
During a relatively short span of time in the mid to late 1970′s, clarinetist Brad Terry and guitarist Lenny Breau performed and recorded as a duo in a number of different venues across the state of Maine. As accomplished musicians in their own right, Terry and Breau brought completely different musical backgrounds to the duo.
There are few jazz guitarists of any era that can claim to have had a more successful and storied career than Laurel, Mississippi born Mundell Lowe.