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Monthly Archives: October 2003

Frank Gambale

Thunder From Down Under
 

Frank Gambale is enjoying a busy life these days. He recently spent a week playing the Blue Note, in Las Vegas, with Vital Information in support of the recently released Show ‘Em Where You Live. The album is Gambale’s seventh with the quartet that also features keyboardist Tom Coster (Santana), bassist Baron Browne (Jean-Luc Ponty, […]

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National Style O

Industrial Art
 

National. The name is patriotic! And what else but American inventiveness could have brought about a metal-bodied guitar? The answer lies in the state of the guitar as a musical instrument circa 1925. The mandolin was popular and the guitar was beginning to evolve, particularly in Gibson’s new L-5, which revolutionized its sound and adaptability […]

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Capo Glider

Capo The Glider
 

Evolution has had fun with the trusty old capo. Invented in the early/mid 18th century as a way to simultaneously fret all the strings of an instrument, allowing quick key changes, etc., it actually became usable some 100 years later when a viable design was patented. Since then, no fewer than 130 patents have been […]

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Duke Robillard – Stretchin’ Out Live

 

What can you say about the Duke that hasn’t already been said? Having achieved a lofty level of constant and worthy acclaim, he probably wonders when the financial rewards of his art will equal the praise. The legendary artists with whom he has recorded are an all-time who’s who. Johnny Adams, Jimmy Witherspoon, Joe Turner, […]

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October 2003

 

FEATURES ALEX SKOLNICK Jazz Box Paradox The former lead guitarist for heavy metal thrashers Testament talks about his musical history, choice of instruments, and his 180-degree stylistic turn to jazz. By Willie G. Moseley LYNYRD SKYNYRD 30 Years Strong Gary Rossington, Rickey Medlocke, and Hughie Thomasson talk about their band’s new album and tour, as […]

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