Watch the Cool Vultures online guitar lesson by Jasper Mortier from 50 Blues Bass Licks You Must Know
John Mayer is clearly influenced by blues guys like Stevie Ray Vaughan for example, but he took it to another level with the John Mayer trio. What I really like and admire about those sessions is the seemingly simplicity of the performances. The live recordings like Try! have nothing added as far as I can hear. No extra guitars, vocals or keyboards. Just three fantastic musicians playing a bunch of strong songs live. So it gives us a huge opportunity to study what you can achieve with as few resources as possible: it gives the rhythm section an enormous responsibility. It's only doable with super sound, super timing and refined parts. This is of course in good hands of Steve Jordan on the drums and Pino Palladino on the bass.