Some clips of my playing (fusion, jazz, gypsy, blues, country, shred)


Sjonesmusic
Registered User
Joined: 04/21/01
Posts: 26
Sjonesmusic
Registered User
Joined: 04/21/01
Posts: 26
12/06/2005 12:32 pm
Hey there!

Just joining the forum (well RE-joining after losing track of this place for 4 years), saying hello.....here's a bit about me:

I'm really fortunate...music (playing, writing, recording, arranging) is all I do for a living...

My instrument is guitar, but I compose at the keyboard, play drums and bass (started as a drummer)......and arrange professionally for just about every instrument......

My main musical styles are fusion, jazz, prog, blues...but I play just about everything, not to limit myself...

My guitar influences are very diverse, but fusion being the main thing:
Scott Henderson, *Mike Landau, Pat Metheny being the main ones...

My fusion composition influences range from Russell Ferrante, Billy Childs, Chick Corea, Scott Henderson and Gary Willis, Weather Report, Brecker Brothers...

My progressive rock composition influences are Planet X, Dream Theater, Virgil Donati, Vai...

Anyway....other stuff...

I taught guitar and theory privately for 4 years from 1992-1996, going to students homes...

In 2002, I was very fortunate to have my CD “released” on Allan Holdsworth's label, Gnarly Geezer Records...

From that release, I received some great feedback from Steve Vai, Brett Garsed, Derryl Gabel, Shane Theriot, Greg Koch, Rusty Cooley...

In 2003, I switched labels and was officially signed to Progressive Arts Music, and re-released the C.D. in October 2003.

For this re-release, I went back into the studio and wrote 3 bonus tracks, and beefed up the guitar parts and the overall mix, making it a much better disc...(I also enhanced the C.D. with about 80 minutes of bonus mp3s in CD-ROM format, and 3 live video clips)

My C.D. "Freedom", was on the official finalist's list of potential nominees for a Grammy this year for Best Contemporary Jazz Album: .pdf LIST HERE (I'm #29)

Didn't make the final, but hey there's always next year!

Something in which I did make the finalist list was Guitar Player Magazine's "Discover the Next Guitar Hero Competition 2005". A playing contest whereby 10 finalists were chosen by the editors of GP magazine, out of 3000 submissions. The finals were held at the Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with judges Steve Lukather, Joe Satriani and others. So, didn't win, but I'll take top ten out of 3000. In addition, the final 10 are in the Oct. 2005 Guitar Player magazine (with Yngwie on the cover). .pdf article HERE

There are some clips below, but here are some from my current C.D.:

ORIGINAL FUSION (from my C.D. “Freedom”)
Give It Time Scott Jones © 2003 Freedom PAM-1022

ORIGINAL FUSION (from my C.D. “Freedom”)
Convergence Scott Jones © 2003 Freedom PAM-1022 ...I'm playing acoustic drums on this track, as well as guitar, I sequenced the bass part. This is an ALTERNATE TAKE from the actual release.

I was very fortunate to have released this new version to some very encouraging reviews...

Here are those reviews:

REVIEWS

I'm fortunate to have been in Keyboard magazines Discoveries column, Recording magazine's Reader's tapes, Music and Computers magazine's Spotlight column.

I have recently confirmed my line up for my next C.D. "Convergence", to be released in 2006 :

...Dave Weckl's keyboardist Steve Weingart,

...Steve Vai's and Planet X drummer Virgil Donati,

...as well as Planet X bassist Rufus Philpot,

...and Tribal Tech bassist Gary Willis,

...OHM and Megadeth guitarist Chris Poland will be doing a guest solo on one track,

As well as:

...Scott Henderson, Brett Garsed, Scott Lerner, Guthrie Govan, Ron Thal, Greg Howe, Joel Hoekstra

...Bassist Gerald Veasley will be doing a duet with me on one track.

...legendary Nashville Bassist Keith Horne will be playing one track.

Producer/engineer Anton Pukshansky, is aboard also...Anton is a Grammy award winner for his work on Santana's "Supernatural".

Here's a Flash Intro I'm having developed for the new release:

FLASH INTRO

Anyway, here are some other clips, not released, though I'd like to share them with you; I like to play in a bunch of different styles and these reflect that best:

STRAIGHT AHEAD JAZZ
Sjones-GIANT STEPS 2004 my take on the Coltrane tune

SHRED
Sjones-44 Seconds with Virgil Donati (an unreleased jam I did over one of Virgil's solos from his CD "Stretch")

GYPSY / DJANGO-STYLE
Sjones-All of Me My take of the jazz standard "All Of Me", played from a Django-esque approach. I did the backing track also and produced it to sound "old".

FUSION BALLAD
Sjones-Beck-like Ballad a bit of Beck, Henderson and Holdsworth on this...

MODERN CLASSICAL
Sjones-Modern Classical

COUNTRY
Sjones-COUNTRY PICKIN' TUNE

SMOOTH JAZZ
Sjones-Sanborn Smooth Jazz Jam

MORE STRAIGHT AHEAD JAZZ
Sjones-"Softly As in a Morning Sunrise" a C minor blues-based standard with a cool set of turn-around changes. Fun to play over.

TAPPING-GIANT STEPS (JAZZ)
Sjones-GIANT STEPS All completely tapped...no picking...more of fusion, Holdsworth-ish approach than my other takes.

O COME EMMANUEL
Sjones O Come Emmanuel PERFORMED LIVE AT MY CHURCH (my arrangement with a "Matrix" and "Evanescence" feel...this is totally based on the soundtrack of "Revolutions" and an Evanesence song) I'm the arranger/orchestrator/director/guitarist, electric sitar with choir, orchestra (horns, strings), full contemporary rhythm section; - (there is a tapping solo around 5:00)

KRANTZ-LIKE JAM
Sjones-Krantz-like jam A jam I did in the style of Wayne Krantz.

BLUES
Sjones-BLUES

FUNK/FUSION
Sjones-Brecker Funk Jam

OLD SCHOOL HENDRIX-STYLE SOLO GUITAR
Sjones-Hendrix-ish Solo Piece

MORE TAPPING (ROCK)
Sjones-Legato Jam Rock based solo, mostly tapping on this one, more like Hallebeek than Holdsworth.

JAZZ SOLOING FROM THE STYLISTIC APPROACHES OF SCOFIELD, METHENY AND HENDERSON
Sjones-"Nardis" My take on the Miles Davis tune. I played it as three different approaches, one solo after another in the same track: as Scofield; as Metheny, and the last one as Henderson (with a bit of Landau)...the reharmonization and chord voicings are in the Holdsworth approach.

G3-ish BALLAD
Sjones-Satriani/Vai-ish Ballad

SOLO JAZZ GUITAR (JOE PASS-LIKE)
Sjones-arrangement of Jobim's "Wave" in the style of Joe Pass

BRECKER FUSION (w-BASS SOLO)
Sjones-Brecker jam with guitar and bass solo GUITAR: I recorded the guitar solo first; BASS: I recorded the bass solo second; (no pick, by the way), the rest of the part was already part of the backing track...

MODERN ROCK
Sjones - "On the Way Down" Sjones© 2002 (an original Modern Rock song written with my co-writer and vocalist Mindy back in 2002)

SOLO JAZZ GUITAR (NYLON-STRING)
Sjones-arrangement of "Days of Wine and Roses" -the jazz standard written by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer, on my nylon string, no pick, no backing track.

PLANET X-LIKE TUNE w-VIRGIL DONATI
Sjones-Planet-X-like tune (an unreleased song I wrote over three of Virgil's solos from his CD "Stretch"....I'm playing guitar, bass and keys)

---------

Thanks for the opportunity to share.....glad to be a part of this forum!!

I'd love to hear from you guys!

Peace,

Scott
___________________________

www.scottjonesmusic.com

My Forum
# 1
ericthecableguy
Registered User
Joined: 07/09/05
Posts: 1,929
ericthecableguy
Registered User
Joined: 07/09/05
Posts: 1,929
12/07/2005 10:19 pm
Great music from a seasoned pro! :cool:
For life is quite absurd and death's the final word, You must always face the curtain with a bow
Forget about your sin - give the audience a grin
Enjoy it - it's your last chance anyhow.

METOOB
# 2
PRSplaya
Full Access
Joined: 09/19/02
Posts: 3,941
PRSplaya
Full Access
Joined: 09/19/02
Posts: 3,941
12/08/2005 12:06 am
That's some great work you've got there Scott. You defanately have the talent. Isn't it wonderful when one gets to live out their dreams! I wish you all the best of luck in your musical adventures.

And welcome to GT!
[FONT=Palatino Linotype]Tonja Renee's personal instructor[/FONT]

>HERE'S WHERE I AM NOW<
# 3
Sjonesmusic
Registered User
Joined: 04/21/01
Posts: 26
Sjonesmusic
Registered User
Joined: 04/21/01
Posts: 26
12/08/2005 2:35 am
You guys are great!

Thanks so much for your time and kind words!!

There's a ton of talent on this forum and I'm glad I found my way back here!

Peace,

Scott
# 4
capohead
Registered User
Joined: 09/22/05
Posts: 71
capohead
Registered User
Joined: 09/22/05
Posts: 71
12/08/2005 4:22 pm
A fine broad body of work there matey :D

I particularly like the Django number and the blues and Hendrix stuff. The Albert Lee take was faultless (b**tard ;) )

I'm not sure I want to put any of my playing on here now :eek:

Cheers

Dick
Where The Skeletons Dance CD available here.
From another Plaice CD available here.
Listen & buy single tracks from Tricks Upon Travellers here
My other tracks here
# 5
Sjonesmusic
Registered User
Joined: 04/21/01
Posts: 26
Sjonesmusic
Registered User
Joined: 04/21/01
Posts: 26
12/08/2005 4:38 pm
Originally Posted by: capoheadA fine broad body of work there matey :D

I particularly like the Django number and the blues and Hendrix stuff. The Albert Lee take was faultless (b**tard ;) )

I'm not sure I want to put any of my playing on here now :eek:

Cheers

Dick


You stop that right now!!!

Post, I say!!

Anyway....I REALLY appreciate your time and comments!

Funny you should point out the two clips of styles that I don't normally play....gypsy and country...he he....I did those on a whim to see if I could....

Thanks again!

Scott
# 6
Superhuman
Registered User
Joined: 04/18/05
Posts: 1,334
Superhuman
Registered User
Joined: 04/18/05
Posts: 1,334
12/10/2005 11:59 am
You are one talented guy! Excellent work, I really liked O Come Emmanuel and Giant Steps. PLease post again, its great to hear professionally done quality stuff. You certainly know your theory and the compositions are very well put together. Two huge thumbs up.
# 7
Sjonesmusic
Registered User
Joined: 04/21/01
Posts: 26
Sjonesmusic
Registered User
Joined: 04/21/01
Posts: 26
12/19/2005 10:01 am
Originally Posted by: SuperhumanYou are one talented guy! Excellent work, I really liked O Come Emmanuel and Giant Steps. PLease post again, its great to hear professionally done quality stuff. You certainly know your theory and the compositions are very well put together. Two huge thumbs up.


Thanks man!

I appreciate your time!

Scott
# 8
drf46
Guitar Tricks Instructor
Joined: 11/22/01
Posts: 527
drf46
Guitar Tricks Instructor
Joined: 11/22/01
Posts: 527
12/21/2005 10:21 pm
Awesome playing and a wonderful testimony.
# 9
Sjonesmusic
Registered User
Joined: 04/21/01
Posts: 26
Sjonesmusic
Registered User
Joined: 04/21/01
Posts: 26
01/27/2006 1:40 pm
Originally Posted by: drf46Awesome playing and a wonderful testimony.


Thanks man!
# 10
niccar113
Registered User
Joined: 08/01/05
Posts: 38
niccar113
Registered User
Joined: 08/01/05
Posts: 38
02/02/2006 12:39 am
Wow, I'm blown away by the sound of your precision. Probably second to George Benson of all the players I've heard. Amazing technique and style, love the sound of your music. The diversity of it is truly incredible! Thanks for rocking, man. I'll be sure to pick up your album!
Pleasure.
# 11
Sjonesmusic
Registered User
Joined: 04/21/01
Posts: 26
Sjonesmusic
Registered User
Joined: 04/21/01
Posts: 26
02/02/2006 4:31 am
Originally Posted by: niccar113Wow, I'm blown away by the sound of your precision. Probably second to George Benson of all the players I've heard. Amazing technique and style, love the sound of your music. The diversity of it is truly incredible! Thanks for rocking, man. I'll be sure to pick up your album!


:eek:

Wow, man...I don't know what to say...

Thanks!
# 12
Sjonesmusic
Registered User
Joined: 04/21/01
Posts: 26
Sjonesmusic
Registered User
Joined: 04/21/01
Posts: 26
09/05/2008 6:27 pm
one more bump
# 13
quickfingers
Registered User
Joined: 07/01/05
Posts: 576
quickfingers
Registered User
Joined: 07/01/05
Posts: 576
09/06/2008 8:58 am
+1 for django, love the take. gotta take some time tomorrow to listen to more!
"the more you know, the less you know. I don't feel like i know shit anymore, but i love it."
-Mike Stern

PERSONAL WANKAGE
# 14

Please register with a free account to post on the forum.