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
guitar solo! "Winedark
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
For A Fallen Artist" is now available as a solo publication!
This piece is featured in 25 Compositions, a collection celebrating the 25th Anniversary
of Les Productions d'OZ, along with other solo guitar works by
notable composers such as Máximo Diego Pujol, Roland Dyens,
Bernard Piris, and Francis Kleynjans. The marvelous Canadian guitarist
Marlène Lemay brings all the pieces to life on the anniversary CD.