Ornette Coleman’s website. Check out the home page, now that’s harmolodics! Also some cool stuff inside.
One of my favorite musicians and people. Vibraphonist, percussionist, composer. An old friend and compatriot, now living in Norway.
One of the groovingest and soulfullest guys I know.
Guitarist and bassist and all around cool guy.
A pretty damn good saxophonist, when all is said and done.
Great friend and guitarist (or great guitarist and friend).
One of my favorite drummers, composers, and bandleaders…
Great musician, bansuri, woodwind player…and wonderful cat
Slide guitar virtuoso and one of the gems of Indian classical and improvised music… plays some beautiful Hawaiian tunes too.
My upstairs neighbor and a beautiful drummer.
Also watches our cats, Blotch and Charlie, occasionally.
Percussionist, composer, bandleader, philosopher of rhythm
Burning violinist, composer, and raconteur.
Composer, vibraphonist, pianist, arranger and founding member of Creative Music Studio in Woodstock. A great musical spirit.
Saxophonist/composer and hip woman, Virginia’s site.
An old friend who is a soulful singer, pianist, and composer (brazilian/jazz).
Shades of Jazz
Instructional video that I did for Truefire. You can check it out a bit on my teaching link, (under truefire tab). Over 3 hours of lessons, demonstrations, backing tracks w/ Russ Meissner and Matt Pavolka – focusing on voice-leading, pentatonics, triads, altered pentatonics, and more stuff.
My new online course w/ the New York Jazz Workshop. It explores techniques and strategies to develop and expand lines (starting with simple ideas). Taking familiar material and altering, reconstructing and reshaping it to increase vocabulary, and to deepen improvisational approaches.
NYC Jazz Guitar Summit
This is a compilation of lessons/sessions that Bruce Arnold and Truefire organized as partof the NYU Jazz Guitar Intensive. This course features over 8 and a half hours of material from16 guitarists, including Sheryl Bailey, Jack Wilkins, Pete McCann, Roni Ben-Hur, Brad Shepik, Mimi Fox, Bruce Arnold, John Hart and others. I contributed a section on Motivic Development,
Master Guitar Symposium – DVD
A DVD with guitar playing, instruction, practice tips and other things – including Gene Bertoncini, Roni Ben-Hur, Bruce Arnold and me.
3 duos: Gene/Bruce, Roni/Bruce, KW/Bruce – performing some tunes and talking about various aspects of music, plectrum and string theory.
Filmed at the NYU Guitar Workshop
A warm, round, dependable and long- lasting guitar string. I use them on my guitars.
David Allen makes some beautiful sounding handwired tube amps.
These guys distribute a bunch of great effects pedals, like Guyatone, Maxxon, etc.
Maine Jazz Camp
Jazz camp run by Paul Lichter and Christine Correa up in Farmington, Maine.
Some of my favorite players come up to teach.
Hot House Interview with Kenny Wessel
This is an interview I did for Hot House Magazine (November, 2016) … some anecdotes, experiences, long-windedness, and a couple of one-liners (most of it true).
New York Jazz Workshop
NYC community-based music school, run by Marc Mommas and Marco Chelo. Classes and ensembles, master classes and workshops are offered throughout the year. I run a Jazz Standards ensemble workshop there.
Expansive and beautiful sound design a click or a stomp away.
Well-made, great sounding ampifiers with a clean, pure tone and a vibe.
A remarkably small amplifier with a clean and warm sound.
Fits in my backpack – go figure.
Great effects pedals, not for the faint of heart.
Chase Bliss Audio
Visionary sonic manipulation at your finger and toeprints.
Record label run by Norwegian guitarist, Knut Vaernes.