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Call To The Higher Consciousness . . : Larry Coryell (1943 – 2017)

I was literally on my way out of town when I heard the news that guitarist Larry Coryell passed away. Nowadays, I am reluctant to write posts on the latest musician to pass away since it seems that every week

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Posted in Jazz, Music Appreciation and Analysis

“Hot Rats” : Frank Zappa’s Early Jazz Rock Masterpiece

Hot Rats by Frank Zappa. I can honestly say that this was one of the records that had a major impact on my life. I think I was around 12 years old when I was first heard it, an advantage

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Posted in Improvisation, Jazz, Music Appreciation and Analysis

Groove Is In The Heart: Charlie Hunter Video On The Importance of Rhythm

I’ve made no secret that I’m a big fan of Charlie Hunter. What he does is amazing and unique (please check out my previous post on Charlie Hunter here: https://roymusicusa.com/2014/08/22/bing-bing-bing-bing-the-awesome-guitar-of-charlie-hunter/). The video below is from Premier Guitar magazine during which

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Posted in Blues, Improvisation, Jam Band, Jazz

“Please, sir, I want some more.” . . Grant Green Part II

This is a continuation of my previous post about the great Grant Green. One of the points I made during that post is how Grant Green’s playing is an excellent source of coping lines (or if you prefer, licks), especially

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Posted in Blues, Improvisation, Jazz, Music Appreciation and Analysis
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