Guitar en Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Though this was not guitarist John </span>Scofield's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> first stop into the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KPLU</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Seattle studios this time he was joined John </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Medeski (piano)</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Billy Martin (drums), and Chris Wood (bass). As you will hear in this session, the group mixes j</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">azz</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, funk and modern soul to create what host Abe </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Beeson</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;called&nbsp;a groovy sound of their own.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:43:59 +0000 Justin Steyer & Abe Beeson 17573 at Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood Martin Taylor Strikes Again <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src=";color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Over the past several years, solo jazz guitarist, Martin Taylor, has basically become one of the gang here at KPLU.&nbsp;</p><p>He’s such good company and such a brilliant guitarist that we invite him into our studios for a session almost every time he comes to town.&nbsp;</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="326" src="//" width="580"></iframe></p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:30:44 +0000 Justin Steyer & Abe Beeson 15948 at Martin Taylor Strikes Again Bucky Pizzarelli With Pearl Django <p></p><p>Recently, guitarist, Bucky Pizzarelli visited Seattle to play a series of shows with Northwest gypsy jazz band, Pearl Django. On a cold January day, they all came into the KPLU studios to play… and things warmed up fast.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="323" src="//" width="575"></iframe></p><p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 22:13:25 +0000 Abe Beeson & Justin Steyer 12477 at Bucky Pizzarelli With Pearl Django Pat Martino And James Carter: Two Generations Of Jazz Power <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Guitarist Pat Martino and saxophonist James Carter might be separated in age by a generation but musically, they’re absolute equals—Martino is just as agile and innovative on his guitar as Carter is on his saxophone.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"></span></p><p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 19:45:15 +0000 Abe Beeson & Justin Steyer 10504 at Pat Martino And James Carter: Two Generations Of Jazz Power Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo: 'Better than caffeine' <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Frank </span>Vignola<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is well-known as one of the most amazing guitarists on today’s jazz scene. Five years ago he hooked up with a young, extremely accomplished guitarist named </span>Vinny<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Raniolo<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Since then they’ve worked together in a number of different group configurations but they’re at their best when it’s just the two of them, each armed with an acoustic guitar and a great desire to have a good time.</p><p>And that’s exactly what they do in this studio session with jazz host, Abe Beeson.</p><p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 15:30:35 +0000 Justin Steyer & Abe Beeson 9041 at Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo: 'Better than caffeine' Graham Dechter: Youth steeped in tradition <p></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Graham Dechter</a> is a 26-year-old jazz guitarist who is, indeed, currently living his dream.&nbsp;</p><p>Graham was invited to join the world-famous Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra at age 19. Now, 7 years later, he is leading his own group and just released his second CD, “Takin' It There.” &nbsp;</p><p>Here is a video of the quartet performing the title track, "Takin' It There" live in our studios:&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 18:49:14 +0000 Justin Steyer & Nick Francis 7322 at Graham Dechter: Youth steeped in tradition Curtis Stigers: Creating new jazz standards from contemporary <p>Curtis Stigers&nbsp;is a singer, songwriter, saxophonist who loves the great Tin Pan Alley songs of George&nbsp;Gershwin&nbsp;and Cole Porter, but finds a greater creative challenge in doing jazz versions of songs by more contemporary songwriters.&nbsp;</p><p> Sat, 06 Oct 2012 15:00:00 +0000 Abe Beeson & Justin Steyer 6620 at Curtis Stigers: Creating new jazz standards from contemporary John Scofield: Exploring ballads (and the nature of 'cool') <p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">John Scofield</a></strong> is one of the most innovative and genre-bending guitarists in jazz.&nbsp; Over the years, his great talent and eclectic tastes have garnered him a huge international following; a following which includes a lot of people who didn’t know they liked jazz until they heard Scofield.&nbsp;</p><p>On a recent swing through Seattle, Scofield, along his pianist <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Michael Eckroth</strong></a>, stopped by our studios for a duet performance, hosted by Abe Beeson.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 01 Nov 2011 19:55:45 +0000 Abe Beeson 3060 at John Scofield: Exploring ballads (and the nature of 'cool') Julian Lage - From guitar prodigy to guitar master <p>When <a href="">Julian Lage</a> was 8 years old, his skill as a guitarist was the subject of a documentary film, <em>Jules at Eight</em>. Before he entered his teens, he had already performed with Carlos Santana and jazz vibraphonist, <a href="">Gary Burton.</a></p><p>He made his first jazz recording with Burton at age 15, and at age 22 he released his first CD as a band leader. Now, at the ripe old age of 24, he's just released his second CD, called <em>Gladwell</em>.</p><p><strong>To celebrate and promote the new recording, Julian is traveling the country with his quintet, and stopped by the KPLU studios last week to treat us to three delightful pieces of music.</strong></p><p> Mon, 20 Jun 2011 23:30:00 +0000 Justin Steyer, Nick Francis & Nick Morrison 1914 at Julian Lage - From guitar prodigy to guitar master John Pizzarelli: Always ‘on’, always John <p><img alt="" src="file:///C:/Users/JUSTIN%7E1.KPL/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot.png"></p><p>We've said it before and we'll say it again: Having guitarist/vocalist/storyteller, John Pizzarelli, as a guest in the KPLU studios is always great fun. He loves making music, he loves telling stories and he loves entertaining his fans.</p> Mon, 14 Mar 2011 22:02:46 +0000 Abe Beeson, Nick Morrison & Gary Davis 964 at John Pizzarelli: Always ‘on’, always John Shemekia Copeland Performance <p></p><p><span class="stylebodytext2">When blues singer, Shemekia Copeland performs live, it's almost guaranteed to be an electrifying experience. In this session, recorded in KPLU's Seattle studios, we get a rare opportunity to hear Shemekia's voice in an intimate performance context. Instead of bringing her whole band, Shemekia arrived with just her guitar player, Arthur Neilson.</span></p> Thu, 19 Aug 2010 20:20:00 +0000 Justin Steyer & Nick Morrison 584 at Shemekia Copeland Performance Jazz guitarist Martin Taylor performs in the KPLU studios <p></p><p><span class="stylebodytext2">Jazz guitarist, Martin Taylor, is one of our favorite guests in the KPLU/Jazz24 studios. Not only is he widely acclaimed as perhaps the finest solo, acoustic jazz guitarist alive, he’s always great company. Whenever his touring schedule brings him to Seattle, we make sure he pays us a visit.</span></p> Tue, 16 Mar 2010 20:20:00 +0000 Nick Morrison & Justin Steyer 586 at Jazz guitarist Martin Taylor performs in the KPLU studios