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Guest solos on Billy Thompson’s latest album

I had the great please of contributing three solos to violinist Billy Thompson’s latest gypsy jazz album, The Eberle Sessions. The tracks I played on are Teigr Lily, Scatterbrain and Micro. The album sounds great, featuring some fantastic solos from Billy along with stunning playing from my good friend Andy Mackenzie.

The album is available for download from iTunes:


Tim Miller Article in GT251

The new Guitar Techniques is out now, featuring my lesson based on the style of the amazing Tim Miller. I was really thrilled to receive an email from Tim, complimenting me on the accuracy and the detail of the article and transcriptions. He’s an amazing player and I learnt a lot from transcribing and listening so please check this out. Jx

Eddie Lang in GT

Just finished GT252 Jazz, looking at the playing style of the wonderful guitarist Eddie Lang, from Bing Crosby fame.. He sounded fantastic on his acoustic L5. Next up I’m looking at John Scofield. Wack Pack rehearsals are going strong and looking forward to gigs this week with Gary Ryan at The Green Room (20/11) and James Franklyn’s Swing Band (21/11) in Ellesmere Port. Jx

Allan Holdworth Article in Guitar Techniques

My lesson based on the style of Allan Holdsworth is featured in the  new edition of Guitar Techniques (GT250) and is available now. I’m at the Green Room this evening with the wonderful Danny Roman (6/11/15) and tomorrow in Woolton with the equally talented James Franklyn. Jx