Archive for the ‘Jazz’ Category

There’s a great interview with Kenny Burrell in theĀ Guitar Player Vaults.

Kenny talks about his early development, his influences, how he got into professional playing, his artistic philosophy and his equipment.

If, like me, you think Kenny Burrell is one of the really significant figures in jazz guitar then click on the link and enjoy the read.

The edition also features a classic Guitar Player interview with James Honeyman-Scott, lessons with Mike Stern and Leslie West, three FREE full-song transcriptions, and much more.

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This is a great song. The great guitarist Frank Evans once told me this was one of his favourites and I feel the same way. And here’s a great master at work on it. Barney Kessel is perhaps a bit less widely appreciated nowadays than he should be. He kicks off with some great chord melody playing here, followed by two stunning choruses where the rest of the trio joins in. That sweep picking really brings a smile to my face – hope it does to yours!

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It may only be March, but here’s an early taste of summer. A cracking version of Summertime with Kenny Burrell on guitar and Grover Washington, Jr. on soprano sax. Kenny sets up a great and simple dorian riff in the intro that just falls into place on guitar – one to add to my list of future transcriptions.

This is from the “One Night With Blue Note” concert/DVD (1985). Well worth checking out.

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