Scott Henderson: Cold Fusion, Hot Blues
by Adam St. James
European audiences sometimes seem to be more in tune with musical happenings in our own backyard than we are. Take Scott Henderson for instance. He’s a great player who dabbles in fusion, blues, and rock with equal skill and attitude. He’s played with major jazz cats like Chick Corea, Jean-Luc Ponty, and [...]
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I’ve been getting a lot of email and blog comment questions about Jazz guitar lately.
There are definitely some great books and DVDs available that I would recommend for building your jazz rhythm and lead chops.
Check out some of these:
50 Licks Jazz Style will give you some great soloing ideas, and after you learn a bunch [...]