Guitar Reviews by Josh Lopes

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  1. Complete Jazz Guitar by Fred Sokolow ·
    This was my first jazz method. Overall The Complete Jazz Guitar is an ok place to start, mostly because it touches base in a wide variety of topics. The book is broken into two parts: Chords and Single Note Studies. The chords section explain...(more)
    Books/Tab: Jazz · Posted: 12/30/1999 by Josh Lopes (152)
  2. Wired by Jeff Beck ·
    i picked it up just to hear his take on porpie hat. I must be missing something
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 12/30/1999 by Josh Lopes (152)
  3. Naked City by John Zorn ·
    This album is a must own for all of us modern jazz guitarists who orginally cut our teeth on heavy rock music. John Zorn is a brilliant and varied composer/arranger. He has composed everything from string quartets to klezmer to avantjazz to pur...(more)
    Recordings: Experimental · Posted: 5/25/2000 by Josh Lopes (152)
  4. Swordfishtrombones by Tom Waits ·
    Tom waits is definitely a must for people looking to expand their tastes without going to far away from the guitar. Although Marc Ribot isn't playing guitar on this album (try Big Time!), it is still full of a yummy type of weirdness. I just w...(more)
    Recordings: Other · Posted: 6/15/2000 by Josh Lopes (152)
  5. Absolutely Free by Frank Zappa ·
    Great GoogelyMoogely!!!!! Is it possibble that this is the first review of a Zappa album. Everybody seems to throw the name around when staing influences, but where's the album reviews. Shame on all of you. <br/><br/> Absolutely Free is an epi...(more)
    Recordings: Rock/Pop · Posted: 6/15/2000 by Josh Lopes (152)
  6. Moonlight in Vermont by Johnny Smith ·
    I loved johnny smith's playing on this disk but why are all the tracks so incredibly short? This album wuld have definitely been cooler if the band was allowed to stretch out more
    Recordings: Jazz · Posted: 6/17/2000 by Josh Lopes (152)
  7. Hot Rats by Frank Zappa ·
    Hot Rats is instrumental except for the title cut. This means no lascivious sexual innuendo, no sarcastic comentary on the state of our plastic society, no random gurgles, shreiks, whines or whathaveyou; just music. The first song, Peaches en ...(more)
    Recordings: Rock/Pop · Posted: 6/23/2000 by Josh Lopes (152)