Influences


Scott Henderson

I love Scott's playing and writing. Fusion and blues guitarist best known for his work with the band Tribal Tech. Scott also played and recorded with Jean-Luc Ponty, Jeff Berlin, Joe Zawinul and Chick Corea's Elektric Band.

John Scofield

Possessor of a very distinctive sound and stylistic diversity, a masterful jazz improviser whose music falls somewhere between post-bop, funk edged jazz, and R & B.

Michael Landau

Landau is a prolific session musician and guitarist who has played on over 1,100 albums since the early 1980s.

Ty Tabor

Guitarist songwriter and co-lead vocalist for the progressive metal band, King's X

Oz Noy

Oz is a fusion guitarist. His compositions and style use a mixture of funk, rock, blues, and jazz.

Allan Holdsworth

A jazz/fusion guitarist acclaimed for the complexity of his compositional and improvisational work, as well as his astounding technical skill.

Jeff Beck

One of the most influential lead guitarists in rock. Much of Beck's recorded output has been instrumental, with a focus on innovative sound and his releases have spanned genres ranging from blues-rock to jazz fusion.

Pat Martino

One of the most original of the jazz-based guitarists to emerge in the 1960s. I studied with Pat for a short time.

Chris Potter

Soloist, accomplished composer and bandleader. Think Bird, Lester Young and Sonny Rollins with more contemporary harmonic and rhythmic concepts and you get Chris Potter.

Michael Brecker

Widely regarded as the most influential tenor saxophonist since John Coltrane, he has won 15 Grammys as both performer and composer.

Wayne Shorter

Wayne has recorded Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers in the late 1950s, Miles Davis second great quintet in the 1960s and the jazz-rock fusion band Weather Report, which Shorter co-led in the 1970s. Many of his compositions have become standards.

John Coltrane

Coltrane's massive influence on jazz, both mainstream and avant-garde, began during his lifetime and continued to grow after his death. He is one of the most dominant influences on post-1960 jazz saxophonists.

Scott Henderson

I love Scott's playing and writing. Fusion and blues guitarist best known for his work with the band Tribal Tech. Scott also played and recorded with Jean-Luc Ponty, Jeff Berlin, Joe Zawinul and Chick Corea's Elektric Band.

John Scofield

Possessor of a very distinctive sound and stylistic diversity, a masterful jazz improviser whose music falls somewhere between post-bop, funk edged jazz, and R & B.

Michael Landau

Landau is a prolific session musician and guitarist who has played on over 1,100 albums since the early 1980s.

Ty Tabor

Guitarist songwriter and co-lead vocalist for the progressive metal band, King's X

Oz Noy

Oz is a fusion guitarist. His compositions and style use a mixture of funk, rock, blues, and jazz.

Allan Holdsworth
A jazz/fusion guitarist acclaimed for the complexity of his compositional and improvisational work, as well as his astounding technical skill.

Jeff Beck

One of the most influential lead guitarists in rock. Much of Beck's recorded output has been instrumental, with a focus on innovative sound and his releases have spanned genres ranging from blues-rock to jazz fusion.

Pat Martino

One of the most original of the jazz-based guitarists to emerge in the 1960s. I studied with Pat for a short time.

Chris Potter

Soloist, accomplished composer and bandleader. Think Bird, Lester Young and Sonny Rollins with more contemporary harmonic and rhythmic concepts and you get Chris Potter.

Michael Brecker

Widely regarded as the most influential tenor saxophonist since John Coltrane, he has won 15 Grammys as both performer and composer.

Wayne Shorter

Wayne has recorded Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers in the late 1950s, Miles Davis second great quintet in the 1960s and the jazz-rock fusion band Weather Report, which Shorter co-led in the 1970s. Many of his compositions have become standards.

John Coltrane

Coltrane's massive influence on jazz, both mainstream and avant-garde, began during his lifetime and continued to grow after his death. He is one of the most dominant influences on post-1960 jazz saxophonists.