Active in music as a performer since the mid-70s, he started his career
as a jazz guitarist in Eugene, Oregon, USA. While studying music (both
classical and jazz) and philosophy, he toured the West Coast of the
US with various jazz ensembles from duos to big bands, for years working
in jazz clubs and concerts with his own quartet as well as with many
others, during which time he appeared as a featured guitarist on a number
of albums with other artists.
Long-time collaboration with Howard Roberts; the most outstanding product
of this collaboration being The Guitar Compendium, a major three-volume
guitar method covering improvisation, technique, musicianship, and theory.
Has taught guitar in colleges and music schools for many years, and
is also a professor of philosophy; he teaches theory of the arts and
history of philosophy at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.
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