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Claude Nobs, Founder of Montreux Jazz Festival, Dead at 76

January 13th, 2013 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> Claude Nobs, the music promoter who founded Switzerland’s Montreux Jazz Festival, died on Thursday at the age of 76, the New York Times reports. Nobs had fallen into a coma after a cross-country skiing accident on December 24th and never recovered.  Nobs, who was born in 1936 and originally trained as [...]

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Gustavo Santaolalla channels Kerouac in ‘That’s It’

December 11th, 2012 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> Gustavo Santaolalla’s “That’s It” evokes the Beat movement: it has uncontainable energy, percussive piano and the feel of Jack Kerouac’s signature run-on sentences. That’s appropriate, as Santaolalla is scoring On the Road, the new film based on Kerouac’s seminal novel. “‘That’s It’ is played in a club by a band that [...]

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Women Who Rock: Kimbra

July 8th, 2012 · No Comments · Guitar

In this Women Who Rock clip, Aussie pop singer-songwriter and Gotye collaborator Kimbra talks about finding inspiration from St. Vincent, tUnE-yArDs, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald and more. “I just love the color in the voices of a lot of jazz singers. It’s got that kind of vintage feel, which I guess everyone’s running back to [...]

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Fiona Apple and Jon Brion Dazzle at Intimate L.A. Show

November 24th, 2011 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> Fiona Apple hypnotized audiences in a rare live appearance last night, joining longtime collaborator Jon Brion at L.A.’s Largo club for an intimate, acoustic set. The ragged but charming show alternated between covers and originals and, as Apple told the audience, it comprised the pair’s “first official show together.” The performance [...]

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Playing Jazz Guitar

June 11th, 2011 · Comments Off · Guitar Tuning

When a person knows the basics of playing the guitar, it is quite easy to play music from various genres. Many people start in one genre before moving on to another. A good…

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