Book! Using common jazz chord progressions, Comping Standards
For Jazz Guitar walks you through three primary comping approaches:
straight-four, moving bass lines, and combo variants. See Catalogue
Sea," dedicated to acclaimed conductor JoAnn
Falletta for her praise of Jim's compositions (see Reviews),
is a dynamic programmatic piece inspired by Homer's The Odyssey.
Featuring Jim's characteristic jazz harmonies, the piece suggests
the launching of ships, stormy waters, and calm seas. See Catalogue
for details, and read reviews here: Winedark
Also check out Film Noir—Four Scenes
("Dark Streets & Shadows," "Wheelman,"
"Femme Fatale," and "Heater"), Jim's ambitious tribute to
classic films of the 1940s and 1950s. See Catalogue for details and sound samples, and read the latest review here: Film Noir Reviews.
Jim's experiences about using the right-hand little
finger in fingerstyle technique: see About