Today I move to the 'Far West', heh, heh. Nothing less than the teacher-poet and the most influential country-rock singer of the last century: Bob Dylan.
This LP gave listeners a good sampling of mid-1970s Pat Martino. The distinctive yet flexible guitarist teams up with Gil Goldstein (who sticks here to acoustic piano), the great bassist Richard Davis, and drummer Billy Hart. Martino plays more standards than usual (four out of six songs, including "Days of Wine and Roses" and "Blue Bossa"), and, of his two originals, "Three Base Hit" has the spirit and fire of bop. An excellent outing.
Learn five tracks note for note, guitar lessons by Michael Casswell. This superb DVD will teach you five tracks from this highly acclaimed singer and songwriter… learn each track note for note! Lessons include; Bigger Than My Body, Neon, Slow Dancing In A Burning Room, Gravity, Stop This Train. Michael Casswell is a highly sought after freelance guitarist and producer. He has played and toured with many well known bands and artists as diverse as Brian May, Cozy Powell and Ronan Keating to name just a few. His playing can be heard on numerous film and TV soundtracks.
Guitar wizards John Scofield and Pat Metheny have consistently made commercially successful, accessible music while remaining true to their improvisational leanings. It's no surprise that their collaboration sounds so relaxed, fluid, and musically serene. Listeners shouldn't necessarily expect a series of slashing duels, but it's certainly not vapid new age or retrograde fusion. Scofield and Metheny divide compositional duties and play masterful, expressive solos. Guitar fans will be especially impressed with the mastering, which makes Scofield and Metheny's guitars sound right in the room.
"Crimes of Passion" is the second studio album by American rock singer Pat Benatar, released on August 5, 1980 by Chrysalis Records. The album is the first to feature Myron Grombacher on drums, beginning a long tenure in Benatar's band that would last into the late-1990s.
Pat Martino is one of the most legendary and innovative guitarists of all time. This complete DVD combines two of his groundbreaking videos: Advanced Concepts and Analysis of a Tune into one incredibly educational and entertaining piece! Advanced Concepts is a fascinating study of Martino's approach to contemporary improvising. Featuring Pat's personal insight and philosophy, the video includes several inspiring demonstrations and live performances. Analysis of a Tune features Pat leading his quartet through four complete tunes at the world-famous Knitting Factory in New York City. These mesmerizing performances are highlighted by an in-depth analysis of Pat's tune, You're Welcome to a Prayer. The DVD includes a PDF with transcriptions of the music in both videos in standard music notation and TAB.
When Pat Metheny's New Chautauqua first appeared in 1979, it was his third album for ECM, and was greeted mainly on the strength of its title track, a euphoric, uptempo, multi-layered guitar and bass folk dance. His previous two outings for the label, Bright Size Life and Watercolors, showcased him in the company of other musicians: on the former with Bob Moses and Jaco Pastorius, on the latter with Lyle Mays, Danny Gottlieb, and Eberhard Weber. They'd both received critical acclaim and sold well in college towns across the United States and Europe. But this volume was his first true solo recording in that he played all the guitars and basses on the set. As wonderfully indicative of Metheny's signature as this title cut was, the rest of the date was a complete shock to fans.
The album newly remastered from the original master tapes. John Coltrane assembles a 20-piece band for these three songs. There's McCoy Tyner, Reggie Workman, Elvin Jones, and 16 others. It's heavy on brass, per the title, there are five french horns, for example. There are notable players like Eric Dolphy, Booker Little, Freddie Hubbard, and Julian Priester in the band, but the solos are by Coltrane, Tyner, or Jones. The orchestration was done by Coltrane, Tyner, and Dolphy. The liner notes say Dolphy did a lot of it, later it came out Tyner did more (though Dolphy was no longer around to argue the point). It's not really a big band in the Duke Ellington style, but with all of the horns, it's certainly a big band.