New! 1-2-3 Jazz Chord Melody

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BUY NOW: Instant Download – $19 Disc + Download – $39 Chord melody may very well be the most daunting rite of passage for jazz guitarists. Learning how to comp, jazz up melody lines and improvise solos is challenging enough but doing all of that simultaneously is seemingly an impossible task. Especially if you’re a fan of jazz chord melody masters like Joe Pass, Barney Kessel and Bucky Pizzarelli. Meanwhile, you can’t pick up your jazz guitarist credentials without passing that chord melody class. So where do you start? How do you get up and running as quickly as possible? And who will guide you on this learning journey? All three answers can be found inside Frank Vignola’s 1-2-3 Jazz Chord Melody. Frank showed you the ropes with 1-2-3 Jazz and Next Steps Jazz, he jazzed up your blues lines with Jazz Up Your Blues, he stoked your improvisational prowess [Click the title to read more…]

Review: “Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo Better Than Caffeine”

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Source “Frank Vignola is well-known as one of the most amazing guitarists on today’s jazz scene. Five years ago he hooked up with a young, extremely accomplished guitarist named VinnyRaniolo. Since then they’ve worked together in a number of different group configurations but they’re at their best when it’s just the two of them, each armed with an acoustic guitar and a great desire to have a good time. And that’s exactly what they do in this studio session with jazz host, Abe Beeson. They begin with a lovely arrangement of It Might As Well Be Spring. Then they up the ante with a mash-up of Tico-Tico and (of all things) a very souped-up version of the old rock ‘n roll classic, Apache. That was just for openers. After that, they served up a medley of Classical music and topped it all off with their barely controlled version of Flight [Click the title to read more…]