It's been a while in the making, but it has most certainly been worth waiting every second! Andy james is back with the 3rd in his series of Custom Metal jam track packages with arguably his best package yet. This is Andy showing you exactly why he has been nominated for the Dimebag Darrell Shredder Award at this year's prestigious Golden Gods. The 5 tracks are crammed with insane riffs and licks that will keep you practising for months as you attempt to learn each and every note. Once again Andy brings some fresh ideas to the table, that you won't have seen elsewhere.
For over 20 years, the trio of pianist Carla Bley, bassist Steve Swallow, and saxophonist Andy Sheppard have shared each other's creative company. The group's 2016 album, Andando el Tiempo, is a delicately passionate, classically influenced set. A follow-up to 2013's equally compelling Trios, Andando el Tiempo is, surprisingly, only the third album from the group after their initial live 1995 album Songs with Legs. Whereas on Trios they delved into various Bley compositions from throughout her career, on Andando el Tiempo they focus on several more recently penned works. "Naked Bridges/Diving Bridges" brings to mind the impressionism of composer Claude Debussy.
Blues is a mysterious series of contradictions. It’s one of the easiest styles to learn how to play, but its also one of the hardest styles to play really well. There are great guitar players that can play the blues really well, but there are also great guitar players that couldn’t play the blues really well if their life depended on it. Everyone uses the same simple progressions, chords and basic vocabulary of licks, yet everyone sounds so different doing it.