Any guitarist will tell you the theory is OK but it’s all down to practice so celebrated jazz guitarist Ritenour (aka Captain Fingers) gets to pick 20 (twenty!) world class guitarist mates to join him as they get to grips with Lee Ritenour’s 6 String Theory.
To mark the 40th year of his recording history Taj Mahal releases the self-depricatingly titled Maestro.
The ngoni, the small plucked lute said to be a forerunner of the banjo is most often found taking a support rôle to the guitar or kora. But it wasn’t always thus, and the world’s leading exponent has just released a new album that aims to bring the instrument — and the Bamana tradition from which it hails — firmly back centre stage