Martin Page, who hails from Southampton, England, first gained recognition as a songwriter in the early 80’s with Top-40 hits for Kim Carnes and Earth, Wind & Fire, among others. With Bernie Taupin, whose usual partner was Elton John (and with Dennis Lambert & Peter Wolf), Page wrote “We Built This City,” a Number One Hit for Starship (their first) in 1985. Page and Taupin returned to Number One the following year with “These Dreams,” recorded by Heart (also Heart’s first chart topper). Teaming up with Peter Cox and Richard Drummie of the UK group Go West, Page wrote “King Of Wishful Thinking,” which was featured in the movie “Pretty Woman,” and became a Top Ten hit for Go West in 1990, and “Faithful,” another hit for Go West. With Robbie Robertson, Page penned the critically acclaimed “Fallen Angel,” featured in Robertson’s first solo album…
Cafe Racers is the eighth studio album by Kim Carnes, released in 1983. The album spawned three chart singles in the United States, "Invisible Hands", "You Make My Heart Beat Faster (And That's All That Matters)", and "I Pretend" which charted on various Billboard charts. "The Universal Song" was also released as a single in West Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Scandinavia.
In 1985, White released a solo album entitled Maurice White that included a cover of Ben E. King's "Stand by Me," featuring a guest appearance by jazz saxophonist Gerald Albright and the moderate hit "I Need You." White's version of "Stand by Me" reached #6 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks and #11 on the Adult Contemporary charts.
How do you play a bass-guitar duet on a single instrument? How do you accomplish this without sacrificing the feel and swing of the music? Martin Taylor is the master of this technique and in this unique lesson, he demonstrates his style and technique with five classic jazz standards. His playing demonstrates a clear register separation and crisp chordal sophistication inspired by his keyboard heroes, Bill Evans and Art Tatum. A detailed tab/music instrucitonal booklet is included as a PDF file on the DVD.
The obvious impetus for playing fingerstyle guitar is the ability to combine bass lines, chords and melody simultaneously, effectively creating the impression of several musicians playing together. But unless you've already heard Martin Taylor, you've never experienced it quite like this. In Martin's playing, the three elements are so well integrated that the music transcends the technique. But you won't miss the details of his touch. Tight left-hand positions move with the precision of a servomotor; each digit appearing to have a mind of its own, but playing in perfect harmony with the others. Arrangements fly off his fingers in such a seemingly effortless manner that they create the illusion of accessibility." Fingerstyle Guitar In this unique DVD lesson Martin Taylor discusses various aspects of his approach to ingerstyle jazz guitar. This is the perfect introduction to Martin s guitar style and techniques. Once you have mastered this material you will be ready to tackle Martin s other videos and DVDs.