The Jam Band Culture has produced some of the most inventive and diverse music that the rock genre has seen in a long time. Influences from blues to folk to jazz and back to hard rock are intertwined, combined and refined. The guitar has been the instrument that all this musical abundance is built around. Magnatude Records has captured performances by some of the leading lights in this field. “Jam On Guitars” illustrates the fact that it’s not about technique. It is about substance. Steve Morse, Jake Cinninger, Alex Skolnick and Michael Lee Firkins join an outstanding line up of players.
In many ways, the California Jam was the equivalent of the Woodstock festival to a burgeoning generation of hard rock and heavy metal fans. Woodstock had changed the face of music in 1969; the California Jam took place five years later down the line. During that time, flower-power had wilted and peace-and-love hippy ideals had been replaced by a culture of wildeyed excess…
The follow up to Hoodoo Man Blues (DMK 612), this classic Chicago blues album is now re-issued in an expanded digipak Deluxe Edition containing unissued performances and a 16-page booklet with many never-before-seen photos. The Godfather of Blues, Junior Wells is accompanied by Buddy Guy and Louis Myers, guitar; Otis Spann, piano; Earnest Johnson, bass; Fred below, drums. Recorded December 30, 1969 and January 8, 1970, the five extra performances include Rock Me Baby, an alternate take of I Could Have Had Religion, Junior's In Charge, an eight-minute improvisational studio jam with lots of Otis Spann, and more, 73 minutes. With new notes by producer Bob Koester. A must for blues lovers.
For many musicians, going out to the local jam and playing with friends is their primary, if not only musical outlet. The goal of Andy Aledort’s Jam Night series is to broaden your skills as both a rhythm guitarist and soloist, with specific instruction directed within the scope of standard, tried-and-true open jam night songs.