Mel Bay's Master Anthology of Jazz Guitar Solos presents a generous collection of 67 challenging pieces designed to enhance the repertoire of the intermediate to advanced jazz guitarist. Many of the world's finest jazz guitarists of the latter half of the 20th century are represented, including John Abercrombie, Cal Collins, Mickey Baker, Jim Ferguson, Sal Salvador, Buddy Fite, Jerry Hahn, Rick Haydon, Sid Jacobs, Bucky Pizzarelli, Charles Chapman, and many others. The selections include both new pieces and some of the best previously published pieces from the latter half of the 20th century. Standard notation and tablature are offered for most pieces (a few are notation only), along with a biographical sketch of the performer. A set of 3 companion stereo CD's is included, making this an ideal sourcebook for serious students and professionals alike. Join with Mel Bay Publications, Inc. in celebrating the new millennium with music.
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Here is a collection of insightful interviews with many of the most prominent figures in today's guitar world. Presents 25 articles selected from Charles Chapman's extensive work as a music journalist, including legends such as Johnny Smith, Tim May, Martin Taylor, John Abercrombie, George Benson, John Scofield, and Howard Alden. An interview with renowed luthier Robert Benedetto is included as an added bonus. This book illustrates the passion these guitarists have for their art, the respect they have for music and one other, and their desire to pass their art and sentiments on to others.
(Book). Advances in recording technology have changed the rules of the road, putting musicians in the driver's seat. Wired peers into the personalities of artists/producers with profiles, photo essays and comprehensive descriptions of their home studios. Stark conceptual photography will reflect the personas of artists such as No Doubt, Sonic Youth, Snoop Dogg, Korn, and more as they are connected to their home studios and surroundings. By bringing profiles, images, and technical data together in one package, both fans and mainstream producers will find themselves interested in a visually stunning and educational book.
Skeet Seaton is one of the most admired bass players on the scene today. He's played with a virtual who's who of rock, jazz, pop and country. He enjoyed great personal success in his early career but these days he is considered one of the best side men in the business. When Skeet records his latest solo record and turns it over to the record company, he is expecting the usual luke warm reaction, but this time, the response is overwhelmingly positive. They love it, especially the playing of the guitar player. Skeet is thrilled, but soon discovers that the guitar on the record company's copy of the CD is not the guitar that he layed down. Is it divine intervention or just a cruel joke? There's only one man who could have played these world class guitar licks and that's Skeet's ex best friend, Stan Balch but why would he tamper with Skeet's album and how could he when he's...dead.