The Ernie Kovacs Blog.
I've compiled a list of all the articles that have been posted here. If you'd like one sent to you please post a comment and I'll email you a copy in PDF format. MAKE SURE YOU TYPE YOUR EMAIL AS PART OF YOUR COMMENT; BLOGGER DOES NOT SEND ME A RETURN EMAIL ADDRESS. Your comment will only be seen by me and will not post publicly; once I send you the list the comment will be permanently removed. You can choose an article off the list and a PDF copy will be emailed to you.
There are two special articles I'd like to point out, the subject of both being the late, great Joe Puma:
"Joe Puma: Actually A Wild Kitten", from March 31, 2007
"The Jazz Guitar Of Joe Puma", from May 27, 2009
I've listed these here because Joe was a close family friend and a wonderful musician who in my opinion doesn't get nearly the amount of recognition he deserves. I want this to come up when people search his name so you can have access to these articles. Post a comment as indicated above and it will be my pleasure to email them to you.
About the picture on the right: Loren Schoenberg is the Executive Director of The National Jazz Museum In Harlem. It's a wonderful organization that helps to preserve jazz through it's workshops, programs and jazz resources. Bassist Christian McBride is the museum's Co-Director; check out the "Video Archive" page for a clip from Christian's wonderful interview with the legendary guitarist Pat Martino. I had the pleasure of visiting the museum in January, 2010; if you're planning a trip to NYC or live there I suggest you do the same.
You may have arrived here through Mike Kremer's "Classic Jazz Guitar" website. If you didn't, it's a great resource containing a wealth of information about the subject of jazz guitar and its practitioners.
I started this blog in March of 2007 so it's been nearly three years. To all my readers I say thank you.
Al Quagliata, February 3, 2010 (updated February 28, 2011)
The Jazz Guitar Corner