I decided to look at guitarist Joshua Breakstone’s Facebook Page as I listened to his new CD, With The Wind And The Rain. His lead photo from his practice room was the atmospheric view over the Hudson River with the New York City skyline in a velvet fog. That must be a beautiful space because it has helped veteran jazz guitarist Joshua Breakstone further refine and define his tone, approach and construction of brilliant solo passages. Joshua Breakstone has been recognized as a major force in jazz guitar since the late 1970s. His first recording as a leader, Wonderful!
WEMU wrapped up February and kicked off March with sixteen excellent choices for “our most played” category. “The Messenger” by guitarist Kevin Eubanks for Detroit’s Mack Avenue Records was at the top of the list where it deserves to be. Kevin came from a great jazz family in Philadelphia. From this essential foundation, Kevin Eubanks became one of Los Angeles’ in demand recording artists and the leader of The Tonight Show Band. After cooking in the cauldron of these experiences, Kevin Eubanks emerged with a strong individualistic sound on jazz guitar, borrowing liberally from the blues