Ron Escheté (pronounced ESH-tay) is the consummate master of jazz guitar. Whether he is playing bebop, ballads or blues he is a musically sophisticated guitarist who plays with grace and dignity. Ron Escheté is one of the finest jazz guitarists on the planet. His deft and nimble fingers paint a spectrum of sound so rich that his voicings are often compared to pianist Bill Evans.
Grab your guitar and get ready to learn jazz guitar face to face from one of the best in the business. In this app you will learn things such as:
1. ii-V-I chord licks for soloing and comping
2. vi-ii-V-I chord licks
3. Simple Bass Lines
4. Walking Bass Lines
5. Jazz Blues
6. Jazz Blues Improv
7. Special video of the Ron Escheté Trio with Todd Johnson on 6 String Bass and Kendall Kay on the drums.
8. Special sit down and interview with Ron Escheté
This app brings together music and art. Each lesson contains a screenshot of a beautiful landscape taken by master photographer Jay Manning, Instagram @_jaymanning_
Escheté was born in 1948 in Houma, Louisiana, and not surprisingly his early influences were jazz masters George Van Eps, Jim Hall, Howard Roberts and Wes Montgomery. After receiving his first guitar at the age of 14, Escheté joined a quartet and was working clubs in Louisiana before he had even graduated from high school. He attended Loyola University where he majored in classical guitar and minored in flute.
Shortly after Escheté left Loyola he was tapped to tour with Buddy Greco. While on tour with Greco, Escheté set his sites on the Los Angeles music scene. In 1970 Escheté relocated to California, working and recording with vibist Dave Pike. Then in 1975 he joined forces with pianist Gene Harris and quickly establish his reputation as a premier accompanist. Over the decades Escheté has worked with the greatest artists in jazz including: Ella Fitzgerald; Sarah Vaughn; Diana Krall; Dizzy Gillespie; Milt Jackson; Ray Brown and many more.
Escheté has appeared on the Tonight Show with Diana Krall, the Merv Griffin Show with the Mort Lindsey Orchestra, the Mike Douglas Show with Buddy Greco. He has played nearly every notable jazz venue in the southern California including the Catalina Bar and Grill, The Jazz Bakery, Steamers, DontÈ's, Carmeloís, The Parisian Room and The Lighthouse to name only a few.
Escheté cites a 1988 gig in San Diego as a critical turning point in his career. There he began to shed his reputation as the quintessential sideman; he stepped to the center of the stage and he began exploring original material. In 1994 he released his first solo recording for Concord entitled, A Closer Look, showcasing his masterful fingerstyle sound and his seven-string Benedetto arch-top. In addition to this solo recording Escheté has recorded four CDs with his trio ("Softwinds," "Rain Or Shine," "Mo' Strings Attached" and "Live At Rocco"). "In The Middle," their fifth CD, was released in 2006 and is the first to feature the current line-up of Ron, Todd and Kendall. He released a DVD/CD of The Ron Escheté Trio LIVE at Carter's Coyote Pass Studios, produced by Terry Carter.
While his career has been primarily focused on performance, this master musician has dedicated nearly twenty five years to teaching music at many colleges and universities, including among oth-ers: North Texas State University, Utah State University, Loyola University, Louisiana State University at New Orleans, California State Universities at Long Beach and Fullerton, and Musicianís Institute in Hollywood. He has authored three books: Melodic Chord Phrases (R.E.H Publications), The Jazz Guitar Soloist (Alfred Publications), and a book of Howard Roberts solos entitled Super Solos (Payback Publications).
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Ron Escheté Learn Jazz Guitar is a free trial software application from the Teaching & Training Tools subcategory, part of the Education category.
The app is currently available in English and it was last updated on 2016-08-28. The program can be installed on Android.
Ron Escheté Learn Jazz Guitar (version 1.0) has a file size of 11.53 MB and is available for download from our website.
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