Before Legendary guitarist Jason Becker (Cacophony, David Lee Roth) signed to Shrapnel Records he began to engage in a series of demo recordings, mostly for his own enjoyment. During his years at Shrapnel he continued to record his “studies” on his four track recorder. The Raspberry Jams: A Collection Of Demos, Songs, And Ideas On Guitar is a the first in a series of Jason’s personal recordings that include unreleased material as well as his personal demos for some of his Shrapnel recordings.
"Perspective" is the second studio album by the guitarist Jason Becker, released independently on May 21, 1996, through Jason Becker Music and reissued on May 22, 2001, through Warner Bros. Records. This album strays away from his shredding past to more compositional based pieces. One of the main reasons for this was because of the affects ALS was having on his playing ability. Shred guitar still apparent in most of the songs but isn't the main center of the compositions. The album consists of several different musical styles such as chanting and classical elements.
The tragic and ultimately heroic story of one of the most awe-inspiring and innovative metal guitar heroes of the eighties. As co-member of Cacophony, with Marty Friedman, Becker defined the liquid-smooth super-complex playing style that characterized the Los Angeles guitarists of the decade. After being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's Disease in the early nineties, Becker has continued to play and compose. This DVD features rare and archived footage of both Cacophony and many solo performances. Furthermore, the film includes Becker's guitar clinic at the Atlanta Institute of Music, giving a poignant insight into this legendary figure.
American Surf Classics and Spaghetti Western scores all interpreted through the Flamenco guitar and instrumentaion. Imagine the Ventures jamming with the Gispy Kings.
"I've discovered my love for Amercian Surf music, Spaghetti Western scores and Spanish Flamenco all share a common spirit. Please enjoy my Flamenco Guitar interpretations of these timeless classics and a few originals as well."~ Ben Woods