On Thursday, May 20, 2021, singer Melissa Lesnie and guitarist Victor Pitoiset came to give a live concert in the showroom to (re)discover the wonderful music of Les Paul & Mary Ford. Victor Pitoiset & Melissa Lesnie concert Page Facebook - Page Band Camp Audio of the concert available in the podcast The audio version
On Thursday, June 10, 2021 the talented duo composed of Korean Yeore Kim on harmonica and Antoine Boyer (antoineboyermusic.com) on guitar came to give a live concert from the showroom of The Guitar Channel in Paris. Here is the full replay below. Yeore Kim and Antoine Boyer concert The Guitar Channel podcast The audio version
Zane Carney (zanecarney.com) is an American guitar player who accompanied people like John Mayer or Jonny Lang on tour. He is now moving more and more toward working on his own music. Alter Ego is the album of his quartet. It is full of ferocious Jazz as Zane puts it himself. Here is a guitar
After recording an in-depth guitar in hand interview in the showroom, Sylvain Luc agreed to play a song in front of the cameras. It is his composition called Boléro Langoureux, taken from the excellent album by Renaud Letang. A pure moment of music to enjoy without moderation! Sylvain Luc plays Boléro Langoureux Gear used Sylvain
The French musician Sylvain Luc recorded a superb album with Renaud Letang, he came to talk about it with his guitar in hand to explain the composition and recording process. Sylvain Luc interview Activate the sub-titles in Englishin the YouTube viewer Until the next interview, keep on playing the guitar! Pierre Journel.
Nir Felder (nirfelder.com) is a New-York City based Jazz musician I interviewed for the first time at the Montreal Jazzfest in 2016. Here is again this time through a Skype interview to talk about his brand new album titled II. If you want to listen to some energetic modern Jazz, you have to check out
Steve Swallow is a legendary bassist who plays with pianist Carla Bley and guitarist John Scofield. This interview was conducted in the context of the release of the excellent album titled Swallow Tales featuring compositions by Steve Swallow. Steve Swallow interview The Guitar Channel podcast with Steve Swallow The audio version of the video is available
A few weeks ago I heard about this documentary project called Inside Scofield about Jazz musician John Scofield. Having just recorded an interview with the New York guitarist, I found it interesting to give the project a hand by doing an interview with Jörg Steineck, the director of this documentary supported by a Kickstarter campaign.
The sacred Jazz guitar monster that is John Scofield (johnscofield.com) was my guest for an interview via FaceTime to talk about the excellent album recorded titled Swallow Tales with compositions by his lifelong friend, bassist Steve Swallow. Bill Stewart is playing drums. Don't miss the 2016 interview recorded guitar in hand with John Scofield John
As part of the Stay-at-Home period linked to the Coronavirus, this is one of the live interviews broadcasted to highlight musicians and other music pros impacted by this situation. Guest: Bruce Forman Bruce Forman is a great American Jazz guitar player I had the pleasure to me during the 2020 Winter NAMM. In this Stay-at-Home
As part of the Stay-at-Home period linked to the Coronavirus, this is one of the live broadcasted to highlight musicians and other music pros impacted by this situation. Guest: Oz Noy The Israel born and US based guitar player Oz Noy was my guest for this Stay-at-Home interview. He talks about his current projects and
As part of the lockdown period due to the Coronavirus, this is one of the live interviews broadcasted to highlight musicians and other music pros impacted by this situation. Guest: Mike Moreno Live FaceTime interview with the great Jazz guitar player Mike Moreno (mikemoreno.com) recorded on Sunday April 5th 2020 in his Brooklyn apartment. mikemoreno.com
During the Winter NAMM 2020, I had the pleasure to record a double interview in the series "A Musician and His Luthier" with guitar master builder Stephen Marchione (marchione.com) and Jazz guitar player extraordinaire Mike Moreno (mikemoreno.com). Stephen introduced a new super model called the 69 at the show. Stephen Marchione and Mike Moreno interview
Interview recorded at NAMM 2020 with the Dutch guitar player Jens Larsen who runs a great Jazz YouTube channel full of great videos about learning how to play Jazz. He shares his stories about what was his first NAMM show. Jens Larsen interview The Guitar Channel podcast with Jens Larsen The audio version of the
I discovered Bruce Forman by listening to Guitar Wank (guitarwank.com), the podcast he co-hosts with Scott Henderson and Troy McCubbin. It was a lot of fun to actually meet him and record this interview during NAMM 2020. Bruce Forman interview The Guitar Channel podcast The audio version of the video is available in the podcast
Second part of the in-depth guitar in hand interview of the great Jazz guitarist Mike Moreno (mikemoreno.com) recorded at The Guitar Channel showroom in Paris, France during the American musician's visit to Europe. The first part of the interview is available in this article. Mike Moreno guitar in hand interview The Guitar Channel podcast The
Mike Moreno is a great Jazz guitarist that The Guitar Channel could meet several times thanks to an introduction from Bruno Pelletier-Bacquaert (Jazz musician and regular columnist on our website). Mike being in Paris for a few days of vacation after a long summer tour in Canada, China, Japan and Italy, stopped at the showroom
During the 2019 Montreal Jazz Festival, The Guitar Channel was able to record a Mike Moreno interview right after he did the sound check with Kendrick Scott Oracle at the Upstairs Jazz club. Summary of the full article Full interview with Mike Moreno Extracts from the sound check of the Kendrick Scott Oracle band Photo
In general the exercise of the press conference is not very interesting because the format is very rigid and the answers just as framed. And yet, not being able to interview Ben Harper directly during the 2018 edition of the Montreal Jazz Festival, I went without great expectations to this event and it was an
In interview Mike Stern, a sacred monster of Jazz guitar who played at the 2018 edition at the Montreal Jazz Festival in a formation he co-directed with Randy Brecker (trumpet). 20min of interview with this influential musician who radiates at 65 a phenomenal level of energy. A great meeting with a unique musician! As a bonus
Yuval Amihai is a young Jazz guitarist who continues to have an increasingly promising career. He came to the showroom to record a Guitar-in-Hand interview to talk about his latest album, I Ain't Got Nothing But The Blues, which is a treat. As an added bonus, the club members will be able to watch a
Romain Pilon is part of the younger generation of Jazz guitarists who push the envelope and go further than the pure orthodoxy of this style of music. His superb album titled Copper is tinged with Rock while keeping a sprit resolutely Jazz. It was a great pleasure to welcome him to the showroom for a
Antoine Boyer is a young and very talented guitar player. He is equally at ease playing Jazz, Classical or Gipsy / Manouche music. "Cameleon Waltz" is his solo album which will be released on March 30th 2018. Antoine came at The Guitar Channel showroom to record an interview in French and two solo pieces. Antoine
Bruno Pelletier-Bacquaert is the official Jazz consultant for The Guitar Channel. It was via his intermediary that I was able to conduct interviews with jazz greats such as Gilad Hekselman, Jonathan Kreisberg, Nir Felder and Mike Moreno. Bruno was in Paris for a few days before returning to San Francisco where he usually resides for
Kurt Rosenwinkel was doubly present at the Montreal Jazz Festival as he played one night with Bad Plus and the next day with his own band to play the album Caïpi for The Guitar Channel had already interviewed him in Paris.
Mike Moreno, the great Texan Jazz guitarist, was at the 2017 Montreal Jazz Festival as a sideman for Kendrick Scott. The Guitar Channel was able to sneak backstage to interview him just before the concert. A great opportunity to get the latest news from this talented musician already interviewed during the NAMM 2016. In addition
A real legend of the Jazz guitar in a video interview on The Guitar Channel with Bill Frisell at the 2017 Montreal Jazz Festival.
Kurt Rosenwinkel in Paris for the promotion of his splendid new album Caipi answered the questions of The Guitar Channel the day after an exciting masterclass organized by the American School of Modern Music and Guitare Xtreme.
In today's Jazz, Kurt Rosenwinkel is a figurehead that traces a singular way in Jazz bringing a freshness that does not fail to upset the establishment of the traditional Jazz guitar.
Topics covered in the interview
His career as a musician
His methods of composition
His approach to tunings
The link between the piano and the guitar
Why he worked 10 years
Finally a Jazz guitar reviewed on The Guitar Channel! Yes, everything happens. Here is the D'Angelico model EX-SS in a very standard configuration: archtop type guitar with two humbuckers.
D'Angelico EX-SS video review
Audio version of the video available in the podcast:
What I enjoyed the most
The built quality
The confort of playing
What I enjoyed the least
Too much gold hardware!
For a budget of around $1,500, the EX-SS offers a very good guitar that should delight the fans of Jazz and Blues.
Bruno Pelletier-Bacquaert is a regular contributor on The Guitar Channel since it is he who has been supplying for two years now the excellent Jazz Lessons so much appreciated by the Backstage Pass owners. Visiting Paris for a few days while he is normally based in San Francisco, we took the opportunity to do this video interview to