‘All a musician can do is to get closer to the sources of nature, and so feel that he is in communion with the natural laws.’ – John Coltrane The Man they Called ‘Trane on @uDiscoverMusic.
Bill Frisell talks about his upcoming release, “Guitar in the Space Age!” as well as his June 6-7 performances at Jazz at Lincoln Center with fellow guitar master Greg Leisz on electric and pedal steel guitars, and his trio partners Tony Scherr on bass and Kenny Wollesen on drums.
The land where the Blues was born. It all goes down to this 16,200 square km (6,250 square miles) piece of land laying between the Mississippi and Yazoo rivers in the souther-most part of the United States: the Mississippi Delta that, despite the name, it’s not where the great river meets the Gulf of Mexico.… Continua a leggere Road trip USA: Mississippi
This is a recent acquisition: a really sweet Framus model 5/15 acoustic guitar. It’s a classic 3/4 guitar, slightly larger than a normal Parlor and it’s part of the “Wander”-guitars series that were manufactured by Framus since the founding of the company in 1946. I haven’t been able to exactly date the instrument, although these… Continua a leggere Acoustic 3/4 Framus guitar
Parlor – or parlour – guitar usually refers to a type of acoustic guitar smaller than a concert guitar. Emerging in the late 1800s, these small instruments were popular among women, blues and folk musicians (cit. Wikipedia). Nowadays vintage guitars come in many form. And this is not your typical vintage electric by famous brands… Continua a leggere Parlor acoustic by Ferrarotti
Being the huge Robert Johnson‘s fan that I am, I was quite surprised to realize that this (very well produced, I must admit) 25 minutes movie about the most famous bluesman ever, has remained under my radar until few days ago. Apparently, director Glenn Marzano shot the movie as a thesis project when he was a… Continua a leggere Stop breakin’ down – A short film about Robert Johnson by Glenn Marzano
Val d’Arno on the first day of 2014, caught in an early spring.
Vignelli is a gorgeous Tumblr theme from Scottish designer Robbie Manson. Absolutely love the minimalist style in the tradition of the great italian designer Massimo Vignelli. Follow Robbie on Twitter here.