David Becker: "Both Sides Now"

David Becker: "Both Sides Now"

Jazz guitarist and educator, David Becker with a great version ofJoni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now". Click the INFO button to check out David's lesson series available on All Guitar Network now.
Duration: 01:33


Special Guest:  Professor Richard Smith, from the University Of Southern California
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Special Guest: Professor Richard Smith, from the University Of Southern California

Jazz guys do indeed RULE.....!! David's guest this week is the amazing Professor Richard Smith, from the University Of Southern California, Thornton School Of Music, Contemporary Music Dept. Richard Smith’s thirteen solo recordings have established him as a veteran of the contemporary music world – with critical success on every one of his releases. His albums have garnished praise such as “Best Contemporary Jazz Guitar Album” (Tune Up Magazine), a nomination for “Record of the Year” (Ad Lib Magazine), and “Best New Artist” (Radio & Records Magazine). His album ‘SOuLIDIFIED’ spent 17 weeks in the top 10 for radio airplay of American contemporary jazz radio (Radio and Records Magazine) and 3 weeks at number 1 in the World for satellite and cable airplay (Music Choice). His most recent recording, “One World, Two Guitars” is an exciting duo project with Italian guitar virtuoso Francesco Buzzurro – the duo tours regularly in America and Europe. His 2010 release ‘L.A. CHILLHARMONIC’ features Alex Acuna, Brian Bromberg, Vinnie Colaiuta, Jeff Lorber, Eric Marienthal, Michael Paulo, Greg Adams, and the Tower of Power horn section. The touring ensemble won a nomination for Best International Group of the year from the Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards. In 2012 his touring and teaching took him to England, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Holland, Italy, Australia and Tahiti. Professor Smith’s students are working professionally from Broadway and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, to recording and touring with such luminaries as Marc Anthony, Snoop Dog, Beck, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Elton John, Clay Aiken, Christina Aguilera, Miley Cyrus, Madonna. Michael Bolton, Bono, Maroon 5, Jenifer Lopez, John Mayer and current hit television programs American Idol and Glee. In EUROPE Richard has performed master classes at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, London, The Academy of Contemporary Music, Guildford, The Leeds College of Music, The London College of Contemporary Music, the Academy of Popular Culture, Leeuwarden, Holland, The Rotterdam Conservatorium, The Utrecht Conservatorium, The Royal Academy of Music, Denmark, Music Academy 2000, Bologna, The Universtate d’Rome, Ionian University, Greece, The ESC Guitar Seminar, Siracusa and many more. In 2012 he spent a semester as visiting professor at Agder University, Norway. He is co-director of ACI – The Aegean Cultural Initiative, headquartered in Paros, Greece, and has on-going relationships with schools in Australia, Malaysia, Norway, England, Italy and Argentina.
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Episode 16 | Bruce Forman
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Episode 16 | Bruce Forman

On this episode of Norman's Rare Guitars, The Podcast, Norm joins long time friend and jazz guitar great, Bruce Forman. Bruce has played with many great artists including Ray Brown, Bobby Hutcherson, Roger Kellaway, as well as soundtrack performances on three of Clint Eastwood’s distinguished films—most notably Academy Award-winning Million Dollar Baby. Deep immersion in American culture inspires Forman to contribute to the traditions that he drew from. Formanism (his trio project); original works like The Red Guitar; his popular podcast with Scott Henderson, GuitarWank; Cow Bop and the “road challenges” down historic byways like Route 66; JazzMasters Workshop; his newest project: Junkyard Duo…these are only the latest answers to the endless question that underlies Bruce Forman’s creativity. Bruce Forman’s life and musical journey provide an American saga that is still in full swing. His Texas origins, his early career in San Francisco and New York, and his years on the road, all contribute to the unique and highly personal vision that he demonstrates today. Plus, he and Norm go back decades and their shared stories are proof of their collective history.
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