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"Good improvisation communicates harmonic progression melodically. Effective melodies manipulate harmonic content through the use of guide tones and preparatory gravity notes, masterfully woven in systematic tension, release, and transparent harmonic definition."
Swing fiddle specialist Jason Anick has been logging in some incredible video performances on his YouTube account with some especially tasty electric mandolin. It's really not fair someone should be as technically eloquent on a pick as he is with a bow. The Boston based 25 year-old virtuoso has recently been touring with our friend, world premier guitarist John Jorgenson, so he comes with a pretty good pedigree.
We were treated to a sneak preview of his most recent recording "Sleepless," an outstanding collection of Gypsy Jazz and some pop, scheduled for official release next week. We'll bring you more feedback on that soon, but meantime, get a sample of his expressive emando talents on this trio rendition of the Beatles' "Something."