CHRISTMAS PRESENCE is the jazz CD using Christmas songs as the launching pad. I play my superguitar (guitar with two bass strings) with drummer Ernie Adams and guest appearances by Tom McGirr and Jerry Grillo. Available here, at our gigs, and at Schmitt Music in Racine, Wisconsin.
JACK AND JILL JAZZ is the CD of the concert I did in Los Angeles with Jill Jensen. Get it here on our shopping cart or download audio tracks at CD BABY. It's also available at Schmitt Music in Racine, WI.
Enjoy the video I did with Jill Jensen: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Za6HuaJtrAQ
At my first triple neck gig with Jill, Patrick Patterson was in the audience. He said: "If Roland Kirk had played guitar, this is what it would have looked like". Downbeat Magazine writer Kevin Lynch called us "a quintuple threat musical power couple".
Tal Farlow set up his recording equipment when I visited for lessons from 1994 to 1997 in Sea Bright, New Jersey. TWO GUYS WITH GUITARS is the resulting CD which lets you hear the music. JazzTimes - review
Click here now to visit our CD store for Jack's 18 CDs,
Download MP3s of some of our CDs at CD Baby
Get two recordings that Kirk Tatnall and I recorded with our superguitars (bass and guitar combination): LIVE @ THE UPTOWNER with drummer Ernie Adams. GHOST RIDGE with drummer Dane Richeson. See the website: www.kirkandjack.com
The same day you order from us your items will be brought carefully into the office on an alpaca fur pillow from our warehouse. 27 highly trained multi-racial employees will fast all night while inspecting your items by the light of yak butter candles. After an hour of meditation and prayer by all employees, it will be placed in a red, white and blue priority box and marched to the post office where the entire town of Sturtevant will cheer and wave goodbye to your package. Delivery: U.S. 2-3 days Elsewhere 4-10 days.
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- Order by mail: Send to Frozen Sky Records, PO 367, Sturtevant, WI 53177. Send money order. Include postage. No checks.
- Buy at gigs: We accept cash or credit cards and have most of our CDs for sale at gigs.
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The Guitool Shed
GUITAR SEEDS has trained pro guitarists for four decades. Practice the book which illuminates my 20 position scale system liberating the fingerboard into one big position. Includes melody, rhythm, bass line / chord systems and more.
JAZZ RHYTHM GUITAR Ease your hands into chords pulsing in the rhythms of jazz with this fun book. Enjoy chording with bassist Tom McGirr, drummer Mike Lorenz and me. Book with CD.
MONSTER CHOPS Explore new finger destinations in the ultimate technique book. Get extraordinary single note technique and reading skills in all 12 positions.
TOP 20 JAZZ GUITAR LESSONS DVD An excellent supplement to my books. 74 minutes includes 3 mini-concerts with: vocalist Jill Jensen, guitarist Bob Monagle and bassist John Price.
BIG AX Walk with the original book that showed the world's jazz guitarists how to play jazz bass lines and jazz chords simultaneously.
SUPER AX Improve your solo guitar skills with this introduction to improvising melody, bass, and chords simultaneously on a 6 string.
131 AXERCISES FOR THE SOLO JAZZ GUITARIST Play single note solos and walking bass simultaneously! Expands ideas in the BIG AX and SUPER AX books.
BRAIN TRAINING Improve your perfomance by reducing your fear of failure. Listen to this CD to become more comfortable and confident. For both male and female musicians.
POWER PRACTICING Maximize your motivation and efficiency . Make learning fun and productive.
The Essential Trilogy
I transcribed and played a favorite solo by 18 influential jazz guitarists using historically correct guitars. These three books have standard notation, tablature, and playalong CDs at original and half speeds. The guitar channel may be turned off to solo with the rhythm section of pianist Jim Sodke, bassist Tom McGirr, and drummer Del Bennet.
JAZZ GUITAR STANDARDS Charlie Christian, Billy Bauer, Jim Hall, Joe Pass, Grant Green, Chuck Wayne.
JAZZ GUITAR FAVORITES Wes Montgomery, George Barnes, Pat Martino, Hank Garland, .Barney Kessel, Howard Roberts.
JAZZ GUITAR CLASSICS Django Reinhardt, George Benson, Kenny Burrell, Johnny Smith, Jimmy Raney, Tal Farlow.
Personal Guitar Instruction
Skype Lessons - Study with me anywhere in the world, while staying at home.
G.I.G. - Grassel Institute of Guitar in Racine Wisconsin - one lesson or a five day seminar.
The Jack Grassel System
A 20 lesson DVD, 10 guitar books and a Brain Training CD help you to:
- practice correctly,
- create your own identifiable cliche-free style so that you sound like yourself,
- adapt effectively to change,
- resolve technical problems,
- get unstuck, move ahead fast,
- increase employment opportunities.
Guitar One Magazine "readers voted Mr. Grassel 'One of the ten best guitarists (you probably don't know) in America...' Years of study with George Van Eps, Tal Farlow, Jimmy Wyble, and Billy Bauer helped him create his own unique style."
JazzTimes Magazine: "Guitarist Jack Grassel may be the best-kept secret in the jazz guitar community (although aspiring players may know him from an instructional column he contributed to Guitar Player Magazine for many years). An astounding technician with remarkable fluency and speed on single note lines and an incredibly advanced harmonic vocabulary that is on par with the likes of chordal geniuses Ted Green and Lenny Breau. Grassel has continued to fly under the radar while quietly putting out the occasional guitaristic gem from his home base in Brewtown". (Bill Milkowski)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack Grassel Review Jack's career on Wikipedia.
www.youtube.com/resultsw?search_query=jack+grassel Enjoy more videos.
http://www.guitarinstructor.com/blog/2013/01/30/jack-grassel-discusses-his-new-trident-triple-neck-axe with Mike Mueller from Guitar One Magazine.--
The Great Jazz Guitarists-The Ultimate Guide - This comprehensive guide has bios of over 500 jazz guitarists. It's on sale here for $11. (Thanks to Scott Yanow for including Jack in his new book.)