Guitar Reviews by Jeremy Cotton

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  1. Peavey Raptor ·
    For the money (even new) it's hard to beat this guita for a beginner...
    Equipment: Guitars · Posted: 11/6/1999 by Jeremy Cotton (7938)
  2. Songs You Know By Heart by Jimmy Buffett ·
    I will openly admit that I never "got" Jimmy Buffet. (or Seinfeld either) Substance abuse and silly 3 chord songs never thrilled me. This record is a classic, so I will give it the benefit of the doubt....I find it boring, predictable and inane...(more)
    Recordings: Rock/Pop · Posted: 11/19/1999 by Jeremy Cotton (7938)
  3. Strong Persuader by Robert Cray ·
    One of the songs broke into the top 40 (I remeber learning the solo back in Jr. High), and a couple other tunes received a little airplay...funny how this "contemporary" sound sounds a bit dated 10 years later....but still a solid effort with gr...(more)
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 11/19/1999 by Jeremy Cotton (7938)
  4. Genius of the Electric Guitar by Charlie Christian ·
    Chech it out...few guitarusts have been as visionary and influential as Charlie Christian... buy this CD and find out why. He is agile, plays great lines (not quite bebop, but kind of tending towads it)...the clarinet is a little cheesy sometim...(more)
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 11/19/1999 by Jeremy Cotton (7938)
  5. Mickey Baker's Complete Course in Jazz Guitar: Book One by Micky Baker ·
    A useful book that will definitely get your feet wet in the jazz style....I wouldn't mind a little more explanation, though...especially for those who don't know the chords and how they are used.
    Books/Tab: Jazz · Posted: 11/19/1999 by Jeremy Cotton (7938)
  6. The Real Book ·
    Although I am vaguely bothered by the loss of royalties issue, this book is a great reference for jazz heads and wanna-bes. There are mistakes in the book, and some of the tunes are just silly, but 90% of the tunes are the ones that get called ...(more)
    Books/Tab: Jazz · Posted: 11/19/1999 by Jeremy Cotton (7938)
  7. Riding the Curve by Randy Johnston Trio ·
    I bought this CD when Randy did a clinic and concert at BGSU....he was profiled in Guitar Player a while back, and is one of many awesome New York guys you have probobly never heard of. His is technically adept, and has a bit of soul too...I lo...(more)
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 11/22/1999 by Jeremy Cotton (7938)
  8. New York Cats by Mark Elf ·
    Another guy I met and heard first at a BGSU clinic. his playing is in the Bop tradition, but is modern sounding. Not that he uses any effects besides a touch of reverb, but his ideas and lines are definitely bop distilled, although they don't s...(more)
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 11/22/1999 by Jeremy Cotton (7938)
  9. Let's Call This Monk! by Joshua Breakstone ·
    Another player that I first heard of while at BGSU. his playing is not pristine and perfect, and when you hear this album you may think to yourself "Hey, I could do that"...and maybe you could, but that takes nothing away from Joshua...
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 11/22/1999 by Jeremy Cotton (7938)
  10. These Are Soulful Days by Benny Green ·
    These guys are young, and awesome players, and there is no drummer, so go buy this record. Buy two, one for you and one for a friend. The playing is incredible, the tunes are all Blue Note classics-- what more could you want??
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 11/22/1999 by Jeremy Cotton (7938)
  11. Time's Up by Living Colour ·
    This is my second favorite Living Colour album...the debut is my long standing favorite. I dig the range of Vernon's playing-although he is sometimes bombastic, it fits within the scope of the song. And I wish I could sing like Corey....
    Recordings: Rock/Pop · Posted: 11/25/1999 by Jeremy Cotton (7938)
  12. Blizzard of Ozz by Ozzy Osbourne ·
    I always thought that Randy deserved at least as much credit for the neo-classical thing as Yngwie...although his technic was never as polished, he still played a lot of similiar ideas. My favorite tunes were Mr. Crowley and Crazy Train.....
    Recordings: Metal · Posted: 11/27/1999 by Jeremy Cotton (7938)
  13. VooDooBop by Astral Project ·
    This is a pretty hip disc....awesome playing by all involved, and masakowski is quite an impressive player....interesting tunes, not boring lite jazz fluff!
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 11/29/1999 by Jeremy Cotton (7938)
  14. Parliament's Greatest Hits (The Bomb) by Parliament Funkadelic ·
    OK, so there are no guitar heroics and some of the songs are just plain SILLY, but you can not deny the funk and fell of these tunes. They make you wanna groove, man...and then there are all the cool George Clinton throw-away lines and innuendo...(more)
    Recordings: Funk/R&B · Posted: 12/2/1999 by Jeremy Cotton (7938)
  15. Live at the Blue Note by Oscar Peterson ·
    These guys are in their 70's, and they still play hard here. Herb is probobly the worst for wear; although he is still very facile, he does not shine like he has on earlier recordings. There are some nice standards a few new compositions here ...(more)
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 12/2/1999 by Jeremy Cotton (7938)
  16. T.J. Kirk by T.J. Kirk ·
    All the tunes are James Brown, Monk, or Rashaan ROland Kirk....and most are medleys and combinations of all 3 in various styles. These guys can play...there is some slide work, and the usual guitar hi-jinks...
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 12/2/1999 by Jeremy Cotton (7938)
  17. Greatest Hits by Sly & The Family Stone ·
    You can see here where Prince got some of his stuff....Larry Graham lays it down, but the band is a little sparser then you might expect, unlike P-funk very little electronics or effects here...just grooves...
    Recordings: Funk/R&B · Posted: 12/2/1999 by Jeremy Cotton (7938)
  18. Best of the Commodores by Commodores ·
    A 2 disc set with all the Commodores tunes that you could possibly want. Nice little guitar solos and rhythm work, good funky grooves, and that 70's vibe...
    Recordings: Funk/R&B · Posted: 12/2/1999 by Jeremy Cotton (7938)
  19. Dunlop Jazz III Pick ·
    not the best for strumming <br> it's a plectrum. it picks-what more do you want???
    Equipment: Parts/Accessories · Posted: 12/9/1999 by Jeremy Cotton (7938)
  20. Schecter Jazz-7 ·
    So far so good...I will update as situations arise!
    Equipment: Guitars · Posted: 12/29/1999 by Jeremy Cotton (7938)