My life long love and pursuit of music through the guitar began like most kids in the late sixties and early seventies ... strumming a few chords and learning a few licks to rock and pop songs of the day. It wasn’t until my introduction to jazz in my early twenties through Paul Bryne, that I started playing actual complete, recognizable songs. Paul introduced me to the style of guitar playing known for executing the melody and chords at the same time.
Paul also introduced me to jazz. This was cool stuff, creating one's own versions of a song ... creating your own melodies, improvising, spontaneous creation or at times combustion. A song could be different each time, performed in different styles each time.
So here with the help of two great musicians, I’m allowed to put together some melodies and chords and capture a little jazz for the first time on CD. I’ve picked some of my favorite songs and thrown in a couple of originals. I hope you enjoy this slice of time in my musical career and development.
A big thanks to my first two “real” guitar teachers, Franny Boyle and Paul Bryne. And a BIG, can’t over state big, thanks to Chuck Anderson for a great song and his guidance and patience over the years.