Eight-time Grammy-winner George Benson covers chord substitutions, turnarounds, the Wes Montgomery style, and more. He demonstrates his signature scat-style singing on the groundbreaking "This Masquerade" and soloing over the famous "On Broadway" vamp. Also included are several virtuoso solo jazz and blues guitar performances by Benson himself - further proof, if it were needed, of his total mastery of jazz guitar. "The Art Of Jazz Guitar" features a new introduction by Woody Mann.
Jazz and blues guitarist Woody Mann learned from legendary Rev. Gary Davis and then played and recorded with Son House, Bukka White and John Fahey. He has performed throughout the world, recorded over a dozen CDs, and is an internationally renowned guitar teacher.
For the first time the legendary Hot Licks classic video titles are available on DVD, making it even easier to learn with top players... right in your own home!
You'll never miss a note! You see the music and the tablature on screen as it's being played! All right and left hand techniques are shown in close up and with helpful split-screen effects to make learning easy. Also features slow motion segments with standard pitch sound.
Special DVD features include: Booklet, Dolby Digital Stereo, Subtitles (Spanish, French, German, Italian), Artist Biography, Selected Discography, Suggested Listening.
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From jazz guitar legend to soul-pop vocalist extraordinaire, 8-time Grammy winner George Benson has cultivated an international fan base as well as tremendous critical acclaim for three things: incomparable versatility, first-class execution in all he does and, perhaps most importantly, for never being predictable. These are the qualities that have made the man a one-of-a-kind giant in the universe of music, thus lending a fitting ring to the title of his fourth album for GRP/Verve, Irreplaceable. It is an emotional gemstone of seemingly effortless consistency for the superstar who has been dominating the worlds of smooth jazz and NAC radio. Irreplaceable marks a directional shift back to silky sexy soul music with a decidedly contemporary urban edge.