With a musical career spanning more than three decades, Al Di Meola continues to be one of the most influential and pioneering guitarists in the jazz-world-fusion category, mirroring the rich influences of flamenco, tango, Brazilian, African, and Middle Eastern music in his work. Recorded in 1993 at the North Sea Jazz Festival, an event widely acknowledged as the biggest and most prestigious festival in the world. Over the past 30 years, Al Di Meola has been recognized as a prolific composer, with over two dozen recordings to his name. The profundity of Di Meola s writing, along with the soulfulness and natural lyricism of his playing, have won him a large number of admirers worldwide.
Jazz-rock great Scott Henderson reveals his unique approach to improvising. You'll learn how to solo over major, pentatonic, melodic minor, diminished, and whole-tone scales, along with modern uses for arpeggios and triads all in the context of melodic and rhythmic phrasing. It also nails the hard-to-teach subject of improvisational phrasing. Includes printable companion booklet.
Jazz vibraphonist Gary Burton and Larry Coryell collaborated on Duster back in ’67 evoking wider use of the term ‘jazz rock’ and stimulating broader appreciation for what was then a very fresh-sounding new genre that fused jazz and rock. Coryell can certainly be credited with attracting guitarists from both sides of the fence to the jazz rock scene but Miles Davis’ highly improvisational Bitches Brew with John McLaughlin (recorded in ’69) blew minds and made jazz rock history. Listen carefully and you can hear Miles snapping fingers to set tempos, assigning solos to players and whispering direction such as, “Keep it tight.”
In the Blues Rock Master Class DVD, Guitar World's own esteemed associate editor Andy Aledort teaches you beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of blues rock guitar. Learn to play shuffles like Stevie Ray Vaughan, make your ax sing like Eric Clapton, solo like Duane Allman, and command the 12-bar blues like Johnny Winter. With more than 90 minutes of lessons, this DVD will help you play like a blues master in no time!
After a 25 year long break they are finally back on stage Return To Forever in their original line up: The jazz rock pioneers around the keyboard player Chick Corea made a big tour from May ‘til August through the USA and Europe. With this band pianist Chick Corea entered the terrain of the electric jazz that he explored whilst playing with Miles Davis. In 1972 the first latin influenced album was released by the band, only after that Corea transferred the name to the quartet, that sounded at the beginning like a progressive rock band, but later became a milestone in the fusion era.
As filmed in November 2006, the music release Al Di Meola: Speak a Volcano - Return to Electric Guitar finds jazz-rock musician Di Meola onstage before a live audience in Leverkusen, Germany, in an electric guitar set accompanied by drummer Gumbi Ortiz. Here, Di Meola performs thirteen tracks including "Hypnose," "Red Moon" and "Azzura."