George Benson is one of the 70 top-notch guitarists interviewed for My First Guitar, a new book by Julia Crowe. The musicians share memories of the first time they picked up the instrument, including the challenges and successes. I can just image the smiles on some of those guys faces when they were reminiscing.
It’s rare that these two favorites of mine cross paths: graphic novels and jazz. It’s happening now with the forthcoming Jazz: Cool Birth, a jazz club murder mystery, from author/designer Gary Scott Beatty. “I hope to pull readers into the late night clubs of 1957, feeling the music through the visuals,” Beatty explains. “Jazz album [...]