Pop, Rock and Jazz

I was born into a musical family and have played guitar since I was 13 years old. Some of my primary musical influences are The Beatles, Queen, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Motown, the Girl Groups of the 1960's, Frank Zappa, Missing Persons, Yes, Blondie, Supertramp, Cole Porter, Richard Rogers & Lorenz Hart, Bill Evans, Wes Montgomery, Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Charlie Parker.

I am a huge fan of The Beatles. Like Cole Porter and Rogers & Hart, John Lennon and Paul McCartney were masters of the 2-3 minute composition.

Below are some of my favorite live performances and recordings:

1948 - Charlie Parker/Miles Davis - Live Royal Roost
1956 - Ella Fitzgerald/Cole Porter - It's De-Lovely
1956 - Ella Fitzgerald/Rogers/Hart - Manhattan
1956 - Ella Fitzgerald/Rogers/Hart - To Keep My Love Alive
1958 - Miles Davis - On Green Dolphin Street
1958 - Miles Davis - So What - Live NY
1958 - Miles Davis - Stella by Starlight
1958 - Miles Davis/Bill Evans - My Funny Valentine
1959 - Miles Davis - Flamenco Sketches
1964 - Bill Evans - My Foolish Heart
1964 - The Beatles- Live NME
1965 - Herbie Hancock - Maiden Voyage
1965 - The Beatles - Live Blackpool
1965 - The Ronettes - Be My Baby
1965 - Wes Montgomery - Full House
1966 - The Beatles - Live Circus Krone
1967 - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell -Your Precious Love
1968 - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing
1968 - The Who - A Quick One - Live RnR Circus
1971 - Yes - Starship Trooper
1974 - Aerosmith - Train Kept A Rollin' - Live Midnight Special
1974 - Rufus - Tell Me Something Good - Live Midnight Special
1974 -Queen - Killer Queen
1975 - Frank Zappa - Inca Roads
1975 -Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
1976 - Blondie - In The Flesh
1976 - Blondie - X Offender
1978 - Blondie - Live Musikladen
1978 - The Cars - Live France
1979 - Blondie - Live Apollo
1981 - The Go-Go's - Our Lips Are Sealed
1982 - The Producers - She Sheila - Live MTV
1982 - The Producers - What's He Got - Live MTV
1983 - Missing Persons - Live US Festival
1996 - Sheryl Crow - If It Makes You Happy
2002 - Sheryl Crow - Soak Up The Sun
2011 - Lake Street Dive - You Go Down Smooth
2014 - Lake Street Dive - Bad Self Portraits

Wes Montgomery
Wes Montgomery