One of my projects for this year is to write a series of duets for two guitars. So far I'm done with my second one and thought I would share it here. This one is written in 5/8 and is inspired by the idea of layering two guitars two create voicings that could never be played on one guitar. It starts off with a bunch of voicings stacked in 2nds and goes on to other voicing structures from there. Below is the video:
A highlight of last year for me was the release of Alan Ferber's latest record "Roots and Transitions." One of the fun things that Alan has done with this record is create a blog with a bunch of transcriptions from the recording. I just checked it out and found that two of my solo spots on this recording are transcribed (yikes!). Here is my solo on Alan's tune "Clocks" and here is my trading with the amazing Scott Wendholt on "Flow." And here is a link to Alan's cd on iTunes- check it out!
I vowed to start making some videos at home and here is my first try. This is a performance of my piece "Wise River" which was recorded on my first album "The Big Eyes." I had just gotten this guitar set up by Matt Brewster at 30th Street guitars and was excited to explore this piece on this guitar (which is a Hahn t-style 228).
Here is a pic of my new Hahn guitar, taken a few months ago from a gig at Quinn's in Beacon, NY with the Loren Stillman Quartet. There's also some video from the gig here. I'm crazy about this guitar, and doubly crazy about the finish! This is my second Hahn guitar and I'm very lucky to be working with Chihoe Hahn who is a total master of his craft.
2/1/16 at the 55 bar with the Sean Smith trio. Sean on bass and Leon Parker on drums.
Hi- This will be a part of my site where I will post about news, upcoming releases, videos and really whatever else comes up. This is a new forum for me, so it will be fun to see what happens. Thanks for visiting.