American musician with Cuban and Italian roots. As a teenager Albert Castiglia started playing guitar and realized that writing his own music was the best way to express his thoughts. His first breakthrough was when Junior Wells hired him for his touring band, so they played several world tours together. In 1997 the New Times magazine in Miami named him the “Best Blues Guitarist” and finally, in 2002, Castiglia released his debut “Burn”. In 2014 Albert Castiglia comleted Ruf's Blues Caravan beside Laurence Jones and Christina Skjolberg and released his first album on Ruf "Solid Ground". Released in 2016 on Ruf Records, Big Dog confirms that Albert is a different breed to the lightweights and arrivistes who dominate the modern music scene…
Mosaic"s Complete Blue Note Recordings contains all of the recordings Meade Lux Lewis made for the label between 1939 and 1944, making it the definitive statement on the influential boogie-woogie pianist. This magnificent three-LP box set was issued as part of the first release by the Mosaic label. The out of print collection has all of the music recorded during Blue Note"s first session (nine piano solos by Albert Ammons, eight including a five-part "The Blues" by Meade Lux Lewis, and a pair of Ammons-Lewis duets) plus Lewis" 1935 version of "Honky Tonk Train Blues" and his complete sessions of October 4, 1940, April 9, 1941 (four songs on harpsichord), and August 22, 1944.
Jazz For The Electric Blues Guitarist provides a valuable lesson for those who wish to introduce sophisticated jazz lines and more advanced chord concepts into their playing. This information-packed lesson takes the player on an exciting journey from the basic "jazz" blues progression to advanced chord substitution. Turnarounds and chord families, together with further elaborations and inversions are also discussed, in an easy to understand way, which will spice up your blues playing in no time. As the DVD unfolds, Adrian Ingram reveals the secrets of jazz substitution and improvisation, showing how the fundamental concepts can be used to lift your blues playing onto a higher plateau. Coloristic devices, such as Charlie Christian's worry notes and Wes Montgomery's octaves are also discussed. A detailed tab/music instructional booklet is included as a PDF file on the DVD.
Albert Lee has played with Eric Clapton, the Everly Brothers, Rosanne Cash, and many others. He is also a recording artist in his own right, having released four critically acclaimed albums, two of which were nominated for Grammy Awards. His speed, phrasing, feel, and choice of notes have earned him the reputationias the premier country guitarist. Highlights features Albert Lee at his best, playing some of his favorite tunes and original compositions and analyzing his baffling technique in depth. Using dozens of practical examples, Albert runs the gamut of country guitar stylings, including intros and endings, banjo-style picking, double-stop runs, and creating long seamless runs based off chord shapes, including a section on mimicking a pedal-steel guitar. There are numerous hot performances with his band.
On this collectible DVD, Albert Lee (the greatest "hot country guitarist of all time") discusses the history and development of country and rockabilly guitar, d emonstrates his renowned rhythm guitar style and b-bender licks, discusses his influences and demonstrates the licks and solos that were an early influence on h im, and demonstrates his remarkable lead guitar technique with special demonstrations of both his flat picking and "hybrid" picking techniques.
What do Ian Anderson, Ronnie Montrose, Tommy Shaw, Billy Sherwood and Malcolm McDowell have in common? They and other well known artists performed on the September, 2005 release of Back Against The Wall, the tribute CD that celebrates the mystery and wonderful weirdness of Pink Floyd’s 1979 concept album, The Wall.