Over the years many people have asked, "Will the real Robben Ford please stand up?" Those are the people who wonder if the singer/guitarist is really a blues-rock vocalist or a jazz fusion instrumentalist at heart. But truth be told, Ford is many different things. He is genuinely eclectic, which is why one never really knows from one album to the next what direction he will take. Blue Moon, Ford's first album for Concord Jazz, is primarily a vocal date. Ford gets in his share of inspired guitar solos, and he provides one instrumental: the gutsy "Indianola." But most of the time he sings. And as a vocalist, he favors an exciting blend of blues, rock, and soul on tracks like "Something for the Pain," "Don't Deny Your Love," and "The Way You Treated Me (You're Gonna Be Sorry)." Meanwhile, "It Don't Make Sense (You Can't Make Peace)" and the moody "Make Me Your Only One" are among the CD's more jazz-tinged vocal offerings. Ford does not embrace a standard 12-bar blues format on all of the material, but then, he never claimed to be a blues purist.
Move beyond power chords and pentatonics and open up your musical universe! Kiko Loureiro's roots in Brazilian, Latin, Fusion, Jazz, Metal and Classical music influence his masterful compositions and stlye.
The Blues & Beyond reveals Robben's advanced concepts for improvising and comping. Performing his well-known renditions of several blues classics,Robben demonstrates how he plays over chord changes. Robben also discusses phrasing and playing "outside" using pentatonic,diminished, and melodic minor scales. Check out the "Miles Groove," where Robben plays a great solo combining blues, bebop, and modern "out" lines. And to help you capture Robben's unique style, most of the solos, chords,and playing demonstrations have been transcribed in the music and tab book included.
For Immediate Release – Jeff Lorber Fusion, whose previous release Hacienda was praised for its “impeccable musicianship and deep grooves” by JazzTimes and its “funky, rollicking jams” by All About Jazz, returns on September 25, 2015, with Step It Up on Heads Up, a division of Concord Music Group. The fourth consecutive collaboration between GRAMMY®-nominated keyboardist/composer/producer Jeff Lorber and GRAMMY®-winning bassist/composer/ producer Jimmy Haslip since the two virtuosos reactivated Jeff Lorber Fusion five years ago, Step It Up features 11 new Lorber compositions, several co-written with Haslip. The longtime colleagues also co-produced the recording.
Move beyond power chords and pentatonics and open up your musical universe! Kiko Loureiro's roots in Brazilian, Latin, Fusion, Jazz, Metal and Classical music influence his masterful compositions and stlye. In this program, Kiko shows you a method for using arpeggios to craft amazing leads and melodies. He starts with major and minor arpeggios and triad voicings and builds them into progressions. Then expands on this concept with major arpeggio extensions adding the 7th and 9th and shows how to complete the mission by delivering full dominant and diminished arpeggios in single and cross string technique.