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From the tune “A Lot of Livin’ To Do” on the 1964 Billy Taylor album “Right Here, Right Now!”… More…

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Adrien’s new album “Adrien Moignard Trio & Guests” has a great outro for “Oleo” — a transition into the riff from “Never Too Much” by Luther Vandross. Sort of a funk thing that comes out of nowhere and… More…

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Antoine played a great set in the Studio LDC "Jazz Live" concert two days ago, and this little improvised bit struck me as particularly beautiful.… More…

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Some nice chord voicings in this beautiful intro from the 1992 album “A Tribute To Wes Montgomery” by Project G-7. More…

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Here’s a two-voice idea I came up with for the B section of Django Reinhardt’s “Douce Ambiance.” The melody is played in the upper voice while the lower voice does a chromatic walkup thing.… More…

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I’ve been meaning to learn sweep picking for ages, so I got excited when I saw this YouTube mini lesson. I gave it the full Soundslice treatment for easier learning/practicing. More…

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From an Adrien Moignard masterclass I attended in Louisville, Kentucky, USA on Nov. 13, 2011. This was a very inspiring moment for me — Adrien talked about how there’s always more to learn. More…

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From the 1959 album “Billy Taylor With Four Flutes.” More…

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Hot off the presses! Patrus53 just posted this archival footage of Bosquet to YouTube a few hours ago. Here’s a chorus from his live recording of “Daphne.” It starts with a lick very similar to a thing… More…

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Peel your eyes away from the amazing right-hand technique and listen to these great choruses by Matteo. Lots of great ideas in here!… More…

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Here’s a fun way to end a tune, from Roy Lanham’s recording of 1961 “Lover Come Back To Me.” It’s very similar to a lick of his I posted earlier today (https://www.soundslice.com/slices/5NBVc/). More…

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Roy is a great player I’m just now discovering. The lick in the second half of this phrase is nice and guitarry. :) From the 1961 album “The Most Exciting Guitar.” The tune is “Lost Weekend.” More…

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I love the phrasing, harmonies and swing here. I‘ve transcribed both guitars because I wanted to figure out the precise harmonies that define this kind of sound/feel. “No, not six guitar, just two!”… More…

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The Washington Post had a nice story yesterday about the 1868 novelty tune “Impeachment Polka” — written during the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/01/16/impeachment-polka-how-composer-1868-sought-capitalize-americas-political-obsession/… More…

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Here’s a new lesson Cecil Alexander posted to his YouTube channel: “In this video I show 2 concepts that I'm trying to integrate into my playing: Symmetrical Scales and playing voicings in a linear manner.… More…

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So beautifully dissonant I can barely stand it. From a 1951 recording. More…

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A very fine arrangement for solo guitar of the Beatles tune. More…

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Here’s a nice exercise Adrien taught at Djangofest Northwest 2018. Thanks to Paul Sommer for posting the YouTube video. More…

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I recently discovered Venezuelan guitarist Juan Vidaurre and fell in love with this performance of Stardust. The musicianship is simply incredible. It has it all: beautiful chord voicings, crazy guitar… More…

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From the 1945 recording by Harry James and His Orchestra with Kitty Kallen. It’s simple circle-of-fifths stuff but works as a nice melodic intro. More…

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I recently got turned onto Lucian Gray, a really tasteful player in Toronto. Here’s two choruses he played over a B flat blues. More…

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Love the phrasing and the sassy harmonics at the end! More…

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I saw this in person at the Django Sur Lennon festival in Ireland on Sept. 28 and was grinning ear-to-ear during this fantastic scat/violin solo. I love Tcha’s phrasing and especially the call-and-response… More…

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I love the contrast between the nice and simple motif at the start and the nasty lick at the end. From their album “Some Place New.” More…

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I’m always looking for new ideas over this particular chord progression; here’s a nice one from Angelo. From Samois 2011. More…

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From Samois 2010. This was played over the B section of “Dinette.” More…

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From “What Kind of Friend” (1947). The two things I love here are the syncopated motif and the Ab minor substitution (which I've marked in the notation).… More…

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Simple but effective stuff from The Count! This comes from the tune “Bluebeard Blues,” from the radio broadcast of Jazz Club USA episode 16 on April 15, 1951.… More…

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This is either Billy Strayhorn or Duke Ellington — I don’t know their styles well enough to be able to distinguish. It comes from a “C Jam Blues” piano duet they did, which was broadcast on the radio program… More…

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I’ve been following Isto on YouTube for more than 10 years — he’s got a lovely voice, great taste in repertoire, quirky sense of humor and an excellent fingerstyle guitar technique. He just posted this… More…