The tragic and ultimately heroic story of one of the most awe-inspiring and innovative metal guitar heroes of the eighties. As co-member of Cacophony, with Marty Friedman, Becker defined the liquid-smooth super-complex playing style that characterized the Los Angeles guitarists of the decade. After being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's Disease in the early nineties, Becker has continued to play and compose. This DVD features rare and archived footage of both Cacophony and many solo performances. Furthermore, the film includes Becker's guitar clinic at the Atlanta Institute of Music, giving a poignant insight into this legendary figure.
The Abercrombie/Erskine/Mintzer/Patitucci Band (a/k/a The Hudson Project) is comprised of four of the most acclaimed musicians in contemporary music, each of whom has led his own band, and received great critical acclaim both as a composer and a player. On this DVD, the band performs a set of eight brilliant compositions—two by each member of the group—which range in style from the spiritual ballad feel of “The Well” by John Patitucci
This exclusive DVD captures one of the highly acclaimed clinics presented by celebrated jazz musicians and educators David Friesen (bass) and Jerry Hahn (guitar) during their 2003 tour sponsored by high-end handmade string manufacturer Thomastik-Infeld. The workshop aims to broaden students' vision of music by explaining: practice techniques, how to listen, what to listen for, strengthening the time feel, participating in a small group format, understanding purpose and commitment, and more.
A true original, Greg Koch has gained worldwide recognition for his quirky, untraditional guitar playing methods. Here, he illustrates his unique style and string manipulation skills through several songs including: "The Devil's Interval," "Chief's Blues," "Torn Asunder," "Spank It," "Tonus Diabolicus," "Death of a Bassman," and "Zoinks."