Tag: Swing

Charlie Christian Centennial

Charlie Christian, born on this day (July 29th) in 1916. Listen to Kevin Whitehead’s tribute on NPR’s Fresh Air. The excellent Charlie Christian site Solo Flight returned just in time for the centennial, after a seven year hiatus. And if you’d like a tutorial on Christian’s style, check out Garry Hansen’s Charlie Christian – Legend of the Jazz Guitar, courtesy… Read more →

New Album from The Pete & Vic Duo

Pete Ehrmann and I have just released an album of our favorite swing tunes from the past seven years of gigging as The Pete & Vic Duo. Give it a listen below or find out more at Curious Automata. Read more →

The Pete & Vic Duo this week!

Swing at Twin Peaks Join The Pete & Vic Duo for an evening of swing jazz this Thursday the 8th of May, 7pm sharp at Twin Peaks Charter Academy in Longmont. The concert is open to the public and we’ll also be doing a clinic for Twin Peaks students earlier in the day. Come check out the show, and be… Read more →

String Choices for Acoustic Swing

Jonathan Stout just posted what may be the definitive guide to string choice for swing guitar. I’m geeking out over Monel as an alternative alloy to 80/20 Bronze, so a set of Martin’s Tony Rice Signature Monel strings are in my future. Read more →

Swing Guitar Backing Tracks

I’m really enjoying playing over the 4 rhythm guitar backing tracks Jonathan Stout posted at the Swing Guitar Blog. It’s a nice change to have a true swing feeling on these songs, as opposed to the more modern jazz of typical play-alongs. Read more →