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George Benson – Guitar Man »

Hello all,I just wanted to let you know about a great album that I highly recommend! It’s George Benson’s latest album entitled “Guitar Man”.  I think it’s just awesome.  Of course, I’m a little biased because I’ve been a Benson fan for years.  But this one’s a little different.First, it’s a little more raw and […]

The Life and Music of Wes Montgomery »

Hello all, Just wanted you to take a look a great documentary series that I came across entitled: “The Life and Music of Wes Montgomery”. ┬áThe audio commentary was provided by the awesome jazz singer Nancy Wilson and produced by NPR Jazz Profiles. Experience this excellent audio/video series and learn about one of the original […]

Using Licks and Phrases in Your Solos »

The first video in this lesson demonstrates how to play a 2-5-1 phrase in the key of F. Gm7-C7-FMaj7. The concept that I used to create this phrase is the same as with the phrase that we learned last time. I’m basically using a Gm7 arpeggio and then transitioning to a diminished substitution to the […]

George Benson Interview »

I recently came across an excellent interview recorded by KJZZ with George Benson. It’s about an hour long and he pretty much talks about everything – how he got started, what it was like playing with many of the greats (Wes Montgomery, Tal Farlow, etc…), and his newest record, a collaboration with Al Jareau. He’s […]