ABOUT

Experienced jazz/blues/rock guitarist, currently playing in an r&b/soul/rock quartet and a jazz duo. Available to sub for guitarists on vacation or otherwise temporarily unavailable, and available for recording work.

I'm a fluent, musical and tasteful lead player, both melodic and bluesy, and a strong, solid, tasteful rhythm player with smooth, fluid chord chops, great time and feel.

I learn repertoire very quickly — I have good ear, can read, and know my stuff.

Screen name:
AlChuck
Member since:
Jun 04 2007
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul, Jaco Pastorius, King Crimson, Miles Davis, Sting, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Sonny Rollins, Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall, Pat Martino, Joe Pass, Weather Report, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jane Siberry, Joni Mitchell, Beatles, XTC, The Neville Brothers, The Meters, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, Donny Hathaway, Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, the Allman Brothers, Robben Ford, Mike Stern, Ollie Halsall, Allan Holdsworth, Bill Connors, Chick Corea, Steve Swallow, Mick Taylor, Wayne Krantz, John Scofield, Bill Frisell, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Richard Bona, Lionel Loueke, Gretchen Parlato, the Police, Björk, Kate Bush, the Chemical Brothers, Prodigy, Caetano Veloso, Milton Nascimento, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Frank Zappa, Bach, Beethoven, Debussy, Stravinsky, George Crumb

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Vocalist - Tenor:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Guitars: Fender Stratocaster, Fender Telecaster, Gibson ES-335, Gibson L6-S, Squier Espirit, Cort LCS-1 archtop, Godin ACS-SA, Line 6 James Tyler Variax, Ibanez SDGr SR 400 bass
Guitar synth: Roland GR-55
Amps: Blackface Vibrolux Reverb clone from King Amplification, Tech 21 Trademark 60, Fishman Loudbox, ZT Lunchbox
Effects: Line 6 M13 stompbox modeler, Hermida Zendrive 2 overdrive, MXR Carbon Copy delay
PA: Fender Passport PD250
Mics: Shure SM-57 & SM-58 dynamics, Blue enCORE 100 dynamic, Sennheiser e935 dynamic, RODE NT1, Cascade V57 and M39 condensers, Cascade FAT HEAD II ribbon

MUSIC