December 20, 2014

Scofield with Gov't Mule._ ScoMule

"I am done for 2014 and taking a much needed rest for a few weeks - but before we know it the fun will begin again. Jam Cruise in January, a few choice shows in Europe and then I am hitting the USA again with Gov't Mule for the 2015 Sco-Mule U.S. Look out for the Sco-Mule album out January 27. Tickets for the shows are on sale now at " 
John Scofield
Last year I did an interview with Warren Haynes for Gitarist magazine ( NL) and we talked abot the CD. It was in the vault, Warren told me. Well now it's gonna come out soon!!
Tour Dates
2/18 Moore Theatre - Seattle, WA | Tickets
2/19 McDonald Theatre - Eugene, OR | Tickets
2/20 The Fox Theater - Oakland, CA | Tickets
2/24 Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO | Tickets
2/26 State Theatre - Minneapolis, MN | Tickets
2/27 The Riviera Theatre - Chicago, IL | Tickets
2/28 Egyptian Room - Indianapolis, IN | Tickets
3/1 LC Pavilion - Columbus, OH | Tickets
3/3 Durham PAC - Durham, NC | Tickets
3/5 Ryman Auditorium - Nashville, TN | Tickets
3/6 Paramount Theater- Charlottesville, VA | Tickets
3/11 State Theatre - Portland, ME | Tickets
3/12 Orpheum Theatre - Boston, MA | Tickets

Chris Potter on Playing with Pat Metheny

From the NYU Steinhardt Jazz Interview Series at SubCulture in New York. Dr. David Schroeder interviews legendary jazz saxophonist Chris Potter.

December 19, 2014

Conversations with John Scofield

NYU Steinhardt Jazz Interview Series at SubCulture in New York. Dr. David Schroeder interviews legendary jazz guitarist John Scofield Sep 20th, 2014.

November 17, 2014

Tech 21 Richie Kotzen RK5 Signature Fly Rig

• SansAmp tube amplifier emulator, is pre-voiced for clean tones. It includes 3-band active EQ, Level,
and Drive to adjust the overall amount of gain and overdrive.
• Reverb, within the SansAmp section, is based upon the Boost RVB pedal. It emulates the rich ambiances of a vintage spring reverb without clattery pings, canyons of doom, or other annoying artifacts.
• OMG overdrive, based upon Richie’s Signature OMG pedal, brings in the organic distortion of single power tube Class A amplifiers, but with a tighter, quicker and snappier response. Includes Level, Tone and Drive controls.
• Boost, within the OMG section, kicks in up to 21dB of pre-amp gain. It can be used independently to
boost the SansAmp and/or DLA functions, as well as on its own to boost the gain of your amp.
• DLA is based upon the Boost DLA pedal. It is voiced to give you the sounds of a vintage tape echo
and features Level, Time, Repeats, and Drift, which adds a random element to the modulation for authentic textures. A dedicated Tap Tempo switch makes it super simple to just tap in the delay tempo you want during your performance.
• All analog signal path; reverb and delay are mixed in parallel.
• All metal housing.
• Metal footswitches and jacks.
• 1/4-inch high-impedance input.
• 1/4-inch low impedance output.
• Silent-switching, custom footswitch actuators.
• Utilizes included “auto-switching” 12V DC power supply. Self-adjusts to 100V-240V. It can be used anywhere in the world with the proper plug/travel adapter for the host country.

November 16, 2014

Frank Gambale on the beach!

Some cool footage!

Frank Gambale,Oscar Pizarro,Ronald Baez y Christian Galvez.Prueba de sonido en la serena...Grabado por Alberto Reyes B,31 de enero 2014

November 14, 2014

Nordstrand vT guitar featuring the NVT A3 pickups.



October 31, 2014

Wojtek Justyna Tree... Oh!? - Scofield meets OZ Noy?

Support Wojtek on INDIEGOGO.

“Definitely Something” is bound to take the listener on a refreshing musical journey...

In my lifetime I have been lucky enough to experience many different cultures, customs and ways of life. I have lived abroad for most of my life; I was born in Poland, grew up in Canada and currently reside in The Netherlands. These international experiences made me feel comfortable in different environments, helped me not to see boundaries and always keep an open mind. All this has influenced and can be heard in my music. Although I am classically schooled and studied Jazz for many years I have always been open to all music. Blues, Funk, Hip-Hop, Rock and Pop have always been on heavy rotation on my iPod and have all left an equal mark on my musical personality. The colorful fusion of the different genres is the essence of the Wojtek Justyna Tree… Oh!? album Definitely Something” that is meant to take the listener on a musical journey.

October 17, 2014

"Stevie Wonder Medley" - Oz Noy

A killer band gets together and performs Stevie Wonder's "Superstition" & "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" 

"Stevie Wonder Medley" - Ely Jaffe / Matt Koziol / Oz Noy / Keith Carlock / James Genus & friends!

What an amazing time hanging in the studio with the greats like:
Oz Noy (guitars, produced, arranged) 
James Genus (bass) 
Keith Carlock (drums)
Jon Shiffman (percussion)
Alex Foster (saxophone) 
Ray Angry (keys)

Plus FIVE incredible backup singers:
Keesha Grumbs, Rasul A-Salaam, Charlotte Small, Chandlar, & Karen J 

Stevie Wonder is one of the greatest artists of all time and covering his music required the right musicians that would do it justice! We think we got that job done, And hope you enjoy this video very much - - - And a big thank you to all the great musicians and singers who were a part of this! More of these videos coming very soon, so stay tuned!

August 16, 2014

EWS Little Fuzzy Drive - Demo by Simon Gotthelf

This video is about Little Fuzzy Drive from EWS. The Little Fuzzy Drive is designed to provide sounds based on retro fuzz tones, but with modern controllability and stability resulting in a rich variety of tones.

August 13, 2014

Jaco Pastorius Film - Into the Life of a Genius

The Jaco Pastorius Documentary Film set to premiere on November 2014.

Bass players and music aficionados all over the world are getting more and more excited as the release of the documentary about jazz legend Jaco Pastorius nears.

Set to premiere on November this year (2014), the much anticipated film has steadily been garnering attention worldwide what with all the names it had been attracting since talk first started in 2012.

Allen Hinds plays Pat Metheny ( Bright size life)

Pat Metheny's Bright size life played by the amazing Allen Hinds in his own style. Could enjoy an entire cd like this Allen!

NAMM Bass Bash 2010 Katsuji Morioka (bass), Allen Hinds (guitar), Oscar Seaton (drums) 

August 8, 2014

Pasquale Grasso plays Trenier guitar

Pasquale Grasso picked up his new guitar this week, here is a short clip of the two of them getting to know one another.

August 3, 2014

Simble / Zendrive or Dumble shootout!

Ricardo Silveira's studio 66 sessions

Brazilian guitarist and studio ace Ricardo Silvera has a great series of programs on his youtube channel. Studio 66 sessions with different brazilian masters! Chack them out and be inspired!

August 2, 2014

No more Tribal Tech!

'Willis and I have decided not to continue with Tribal Tech. There are many reasons, but here are a few of mine. 

I find it difficult to work on music when band members live in other countries. It’s a lot of work sending files back and forth, and there’s an unbelievable amount of post-production needed after the basic tracks are done. The recording budgets are low enough with a trio - I can no longer justify spending that amount of time for the same budget with a quartet. 

It’s a similar situation with touring. I have a family to support and thankfully I’m making good money with my trio and HBC. Nothing against keyboard players, but I’m having a great time writing instrumental music for guitar and I want to put all my attention on that path because it’s more challenging as a guitarist and composer. I still hope to play with Deron Johnson in LA, and also with Steve Taviglione, two of my favorite musicians. 

Thanks to all the fans who supported Tribal Tech!'
Scott Henderson


June 25, 2014

PATAX: amazing Billie Jean Flamenco Cover

Perfect cover of this great Michael Jackson classic. Wonderful mix of jazz/pop and Flamenco!

Jorge Pérez makes an arrangement of one of world´s greatest hits: Michael Jackson´s Billie Jean. Musicians: Jorge Perez-percussion, Victor Aceituno-cajón, Federico Lechner-piano, Israel Sandoval-electric guitar, Pedro Medina Morejón-spanish guitar, Alain Perez-Bass, Alana Sinkey-voice, Lidón Patiño-Dance, Sergio Bascuñana Gonzalez-Palmas.

May 17, 2014

Mark Lettieri (Snarky Puppy) interview

My interview with Mark via Skype. It was my first interview via Skype but it worked out pretty well.
Mark is holding a telecaster made by Nash guitars. ( TK-54 model)

Mark Lettieri is one of the most interesting new guitar players on the block. To me it sounds like Stevie Wonder turned on to metal guitar! Mark talks about his influences, gear and style.

May 15, 2014

Allan Holdsworth Lick (Lesson)

Simple but effective little line by Ian.

Thanks Ian for sending me this video!

May 11, 2014

Mark Lettieri Group: "Slide Rule" Live @ Shapeshifter Labs, NYC

I'll be doing an interview with Mark next monday. Let me know if you have any questions!

The dudes performing an impromptu version of "Slide Rule," from Lettieri's "Knows" album. Recorded live Aug. 14 2012 at Shapeshifter Lab in Brooklyn, NY. Part of the Guitar Puppy show, featuring the guitarists of Snarky Puppy.

Mark Lettieri: guitar
Michael League: bass
Robert "Sput" Searight: drums
Justin Stanton: keys

Filmed and edited by Simon C.F. Yu, mixed by Joey Lomas.

Copyright 2012 Mark Lettieri

April 29, 2014

Thomas Blug: BluGuitar AMP1 Guitarsystem

Cool 100watt guitar pedal!

AMP1 is designed for professional use onstage and in the studio. The NANOTUBE 100-watt power amp delivers your own tonal palette with the best tube quality and enormous sound pressure levels.

Four amazing, modifiable channels will take you on a stunning journey through the history of the guitar amp (from Clean to Vintage to Classic and Modern tones), and AMP1 also features switchable and adjustable Boost and Reverb controls, three integrated footswitches, a truly outstanding Speaker Simulation output for recording, and a headphone output, giving you all the options you would expect from a modern, boutique tube amp.

April 23, 2014

Pete Thorn's Pedalboard 2014 Part 1

Pete: "I wrote this song to demonstrate my "new" pedalboard, I've made a bunch of changes... This is Part 1, featuring a song I wrote with some distinct tones to demo the board. Part 2 will be done soon!"

Get Pete's new guitar lesson here:
Check out "The Groomed Noodler", new single by Pete Thorn here:
Check out Pete Thorn's "Guitar Nerd" CD here:

April 20, 2014

Scott Jones Fm FUNK (Tribal Tech loop) 2

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About this clip: SHORT CLIP. DIFFERENT TAKE. SAME LOOP as #1 in this series. Just working out some ideas over a looped backing track (for personal practice purposes and NOT for sale). Unedited footage archiving linear concepts. To find new ideas and reinforce existing ones, I often do "stream-of-consciousness", extended lines with little or no phrasing. Though at times, rhythmic groupings and choices of subdivisions are explored. I use all kinds of picking approaches but primarily hybrid picking seems to be my natural default. The harmonic framework is Fm (Dorian), from which I extend, and stretch, and over which I superimpose tension through a balance of resolution within the inside framework, and altered, tense, outside concepts, based on a chromatic approach and manipulation of 1/2 step movement of simpler, inside structures like intervals and triads, diatonic modes and melodic minor modes, harmonic minor modes; and symmetrical scale structures like half-whole and whole-half diminished, and whole tone. Within those and other scale structures, half step movement is introduced between the whole step blocks that occur throughout. Half step movement is also used with triads and dyads in ascending and descending fashion, often between "like" shapes that occur within the chosen harmonic framework. Chord tones are often encircled above and below prior to resolution and can be linked by doing so to a series of chord tones. Not perfect, but an archive. ALL improvised. I tried to keep my ugly mug out of frame, but I apologize for the brief moments of my face in frame that you might encounter.

April 18, 2014

Julian Lage new clip playing electric!

Margaret Glaspy and Julian Lage
Filmed by Andrew Michael Ellis 
Sound Recording by Jacob Blumberg

March 16, 2014

Mike Stern creates his "Mike Stern Delay" TonePrint

In this video Mike Stern is creating his "Mike Stern Delay" TonePrint for the Flashback Delay pedal from TC Electronic.

March 14, 2014

Robben Ford's new pedalboard

Still in the planning phase but Mason is working on it. Apparently TC will release toneprints made by Robben for the HOF and the Flashback delay!

March 1, 2014

Richard Hallebeek jams with Dweezil Zappa on 'Zomby Woof'

Dweezil's pedalboard

Richard Hallebeek & Dweezil Zappa
Dweezil invited me to join him onstage for Zappa Plays Zappa in De Melkweg, Amsterdam, nov. 9th, 2013. The place was packed ..we played 'Zomby Woof' and had a fun jam together. Afterwards, Dweezil was kind enough to send me a great quality audio recording from the mixing board. I mixed that audio with some of the video material that was provided by people who attended the now you too, can get a glimpse of what went down that evening ;-) 
I had a completely awesome time playing with such a tight group of musicians and jamming with Dweezil!

Thanks for the videos:
* Marinus van den Berg (close ups)
* © 2013 P. Berkholst Video (balcony angle)
* Jan Kramer (audience shots)

'Thanks to Dweezil for providing me with the front of house audio'. Richard Hallebeek.

February 26, 2014

An Evening of Jazz with John Pisano & Anthony Wilson: Good Bait

Rudy's Music & Eastman Guitars present "An Evening of Jazz with John Pisano and Anthony Wilson."

Though he's best known as a sideman to the greats, John Pisano came and showed a dazzled crowd that he can do more than accompany a great song; he can transform it with his marvelously fluid leads and punctuated chords. For this performance he played alongside Anthony Wilson, who also played beautifully.

The night was billed as a duet, but it should be considered a quartet instead. The Eastman guitars that accompanied the two men stood out as marvelous examples of how fine lutherie can transform the musician just as much as a guitarist can transform his instrument.

The Rudy's Music Stop family is truly grateful for having two wonderful musicians and such a wonderful guitar company
in our SoHo Store.

This is the second video of this series, so please subscribe if you want to see more great performances from this night.

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February 17, 2014

Economy picking étude

Hi guys,

Here's a picking etude I use for myself to warm up and thought I'd share.

economy picking

January 13, 2014

Robben Ford New CD: A day in Nashville

Pre-order A Day In Nashville - EU:

The new Robben Ford record "A Day in Nashville" was recorded in just one day. In this short video Robben Ford tells us all about the recording and includes some of the new songs.

January 9, 2014

Economy Picking Etude by Ian Grey

Cool etude by Ian Grey reminiscent of Tim Miller or Allan Holdsworth ( harmonically). Thanks Ian for sending these transcriptions.

January 4, 2014

Guitar lesson from Sylvain Luc!!

One of the best guitar players in the world. I hope you can follow the conversation.
Shaort legato lesson and bass playing on guitar.

Originaire de Bayonne, Sylvain Luc baigne dès l'âge de 5 ans dans une ambiance familiale très musicale. Il découvre la guitare, entre au conservatoire à 9 ans, s'intéresse à la mandoline, au violon, et étudie le violoncelle pendant dix ans. Puis démarre une carrière professionnelle au cours de laquelle il travaille avec de multiples artistes, tous très éclectiques : Jean-Marc Jafet, André Cecarelli, Louis Winsberg, Catherine Lara, Jacques Higelin, Al Jarreau, Nina Simone, William Sheller, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Michel Legrand, etc. Il travaille également à la préproduction de l'album "Soul Music Airlines" de Michel Jonasz avant de l'accompagner dans sa tournée 1997. Son premier album "Piala", sorti en 1993, démontre les possibilités de Sylvain Luc, qui maîtrise totalement improvisation, harmonie et, bien sûr, techniques guitaristiques. Un véritable talent.

Michel Ghuzel : musicien professionnel, il est surtout connu en pédagogie musicale, pour ses méthodes ainsi que pour ses nombreux articles et transcriptions dans la presse musicale.

Extrait de la méthode musicale "Découvrir la guitare" aux éditions Fabbri.

January 2, 2014

Empress Buffer & Buffer+: use explained.

An Overview of the Empress Effects Buffer and Buffer+. Also, a quick education on why a buffer can be important to your rig.