Any new historical video of this pioneer is welcome. I have never seen these. Have you?
I‘m interviewing Bill Frisell Monday Feb 12 about his new solo record, Music Is. Any questions?
Ciao to all my Italian Guitar Moderne subscribers and any readers who go to Italy regularly. I will be in Venice, Florence, and Sienna in early October and am looking for tips about interesting music venues, guitar shops, and anyplace that is a non-touristy must see or eat in any of those cities. Mille Grazie.
John was one of my first modern guitar heroes. His style drew on masters like Wes and Jim Hall while pushing the boundaries of sound, melody, and harmony further. He was one of the first to experiment with guitar synthesizer, but quickly abandoned it. Here is a personal remembrance.
Five years ago, I found myself scouring YouTube for videos of guitarists like Nels Cline, Derek Bailey, and Eivind Aarset. I was amazed at how much was available and how those videos led to others by strange and wonderful guitarists I didn’t know. I wanted to share this find—but where? I had many guitarist friends and “friends” on Facebook, but only a small percentage of those would be interested in the avant-garde excursions of the players I enjoyed.
The man who helped inspire guitarmoderne.com takes an awesome solo at 5:25