Oscar Alemán is one of the great unknown talents in jazz history. A brilliant guitarist who sounded very close to Django Reinhardt at times, Alemán was overshadowed in Europe by Reinhardt in the 1930s and spent much of the rest of his career in his native Argentina, remaining well known only in that country. This 1998 double CD from Dave Grisman's Acoustic Disc label has highlights from Alemán's career, including the eight selections he recorded during his three European sessions of 1938-1939, plus music from 1941-1947 and 1951-1954. Although the settings varied (including a sextet with violinist Svend Asmussen, a nonet, and two unaccompanied guitar solos), Alemán's basic swing style stayed the same, retaining its enthusiasm and creativity and remaining unaffected by bop. Sticking throughout to acoustic guitar and taking an occasional good-time vocal, Alemán is heard in peak form. He deserves to be much better known. A definitive two-fer from a major talent.
This is an opportunity to learn with one of jazz guitar's most gifted artists, the late Emily Remler. All of the essentials of true jazz bebop and swing are taught here, including Wes Montgomery and Pat Martino styles, working with the metronome on 2 and 4, learning to identify changes, jazz-style blues, turnarounds, practice tips, passing notes and chords, chord substitutions, the Charleston rhythm, octave-style playing, Latin swing style, and much more!
Keith Wyatt, L.A.'s premier blues and rockabilly guitar maestro guides you through all the techniques, chord patterns, riffs and licks you could ever need!. Among the things you'll learn: blues forms, chord voicings, swing patterns, bass lines, rhythm guitar feels, horn style fills, organ style punches, minor blues, "jungle" beats, and much more!
One-on-one lesson with Brian Setzer of Stray Cats! Brian shows you a whole range of Rockabilly, Blues, Jazz, and Country licks and tricks including wild stringbending techniques, slap-echo effects, Jazz and Swing Guitar styles and some really hot solos that he breaks right down for you. Brian Setzer makes learning fun, so you’ll really enjoy this session!
Romane is not only one of the greatest French guitarists, he is also one of the most prolific composers of gypsy-jazz. But at heart he remains very much a musician whose desire is to communicate and share his love of the genre. He has written music manuals and also founded his own music school, the Romane Swing Academy. Here he plays with his two sons, Pierre and Richard Manetti, both of whom are also superb guitarists. Guitar Family Connection contains all the musical virtues one expects from such a tightly-knit group. The way they listen to each other, alternately taking the lead with respect, shows how a family can play with one musical heart.