Inspired by the great orchestra-style instruments, the archtop guitars Mark builds today are among the world's finest. Combining quality materials, design artistry and expert craftsmanship, Mark produces instruments which establish him as one of today's premiere builders of acoustic archtop guitars.
Park West Recording Studios and Jim Clouse – How many recording engineers can you name that have played in the reed sections of both the Bob Mintzer and Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Bands? AND played drums with Red Garland? If you have a recording project in mind, RUN, don't walk to Park West Studios.
Jon has recorded or performed with many artists and ensembles including the Boston Pops Orchestra under John Williams and Keith Lockhart, the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Seiji Ozawa, Bill Frisell, Nancy Wilson, Jack Pizzarelli, Sheila Jordan, Don Byron, and Bobby Watson, and NOVA.
Guitarist and composer Ken Hatfield’s rare combination of talents makes him a truly singular artist. With his boundless imagination, formidable fingerstyle technique, and expansive musical knowledge, he has created a body of work of astonishing originality and exceptional quality.
Spanish Harlem born Steve Kroon is a first-call percussionist for recording sessions with such diverse artists as Diana Krall, Aretha Franklin, Roberta Flack, the Temptations, Ron Carter and had a two-decade long association with crooner Luther Vandross.
Documenting the state of contemporary improvisational music, LJA’s newest offerings include a DVD portrait of pianist Jean Michel Pilc, and a gospel album by vocalist Dean Bowman, “Death Don’t Have No Mercy.”
Widely known as one of the largest dealers in the world of vintage and new American fretted instruments, they are frequently recommended by Gibson Guitar when they receive inquiries about vintage and used instruments – and service the needs of players and collectors of American fretted instruments all over the globe.
The arch top guitars of Ted Megas are acknowledged as among the finest made today, owned by players and collectors worldwide. What will you find in a Megas guitar? A craftsman's fanatical attention to detail. An understanding and commitment to superlative materials. A genius for the nuances of arch top guitar design and construction.
Pete Smith has played New York's Town Hall and concerts throughout the U.S. and in Cuba, as well as concerts throughout Europe, Eastern Europe and Malaysia. He has worked with Norah Jones, trumpeter Donald Byrd, Cuban trombone master Juan Pablo Torres, Andrew Hill, Steve Davis, Bill Charlap, Ingrid Lucia & the Flying Neutrinos, Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks, the Moonlighters, Madeline Peyroux, Natalie Merchant and Huun-Huur-Tu.
Dan Weiss started playing the drums at the age of six. He has performed and or recorded with David Binney, Lee Konitz, Dave Liebman, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Vijay Iyer, Miguel Zenon, Wayne Krantz, Kenny Werner, Ritchie Beirach, Ben Monder, Uri Caine, Village Vanguard Orchestra, Ravi Coltrane and many others.
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