Bluesette Chord Melody

Bluesette Chord Melody

More from the master Jazz guitarist, David Becker: Bluesette Chord Melody.
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Doug Pettibone: Guitar player with John Mayer/Lucinda Williams/Jewel/Tracy Chapman/Lisa-Marie Presley and many others

Doug Pettibone started to play the guitar at the age of eight. His first teacher was Andy Summers, formerly of The Police. With nine years, Doug studied with Eddie Lafreniere, guitarist for big band leader Jimmy Dorsey, with whom he spent the next five years studying the music of Dave Brubeck and Duke Ellington. Later he received a scholarship to Pepperdine University-Malibu for Jazz Guitar, Classical Guitar and Voice, graduating with a triple major in 1984. In the following years he played with many different artists of various genres. In 1999, Doug started a world tour with Jewel that lasted for a year and a half. In 2001, he played pedal steel, mandolin and background vocals for Tracy Chapman's North American tour. Shortly after that, Lucinda Williams hired Pettibone as her multi-instrumentalist, singer and music director to tour, record, and co-produce. Doug´s intensive collaboration with Lucinda lasted for eight years, and continued at a later stage again. In the following years, Pettibone realized several projects with other artists. In 2004 Doug participated in the Legends Rock TV show produced in the South of France, featuring guest artists such as Sam Moore, Billy Preston and Tony Joe White. Ray LaMontagne is amongst the artist Doug went on tour with, in 2009 it was Marianne Faithfull who called him up to go on tour. After that Marianne Faithfull and Doug Pettibone started to write together new songs for a new album. In the last few years, Pettibone has played live and/or recorded with some of the most influential artists of our times, among them Keith Richards, Norah Jones, Steve Earle, Elvis Costello, Joan Baez, Mark Knopfler, Draco Rosa, Sting, Michelle Shocked, Vic Chesnutt, Kevin Montgomery, amongst others. In 2012 he went on tour with Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis Presley. In 2013 Pettibone toured with Lucinda Williams with just the two of them on stage. He joined John Mayer's touring band as lap steel and guitar player for the Born and Raised 2013 World Tour. 2016 Doug is on World Tour with the Italian Zucchero - accompanied by Brian Auger on Hammond Organo.
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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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