NYC Rhythm & Blues examines the modern school of rhythm and blues spawned by a new breed of young players out of New York, Boston and points in between. An eclectic mixture of blues, rock, jazz, funk and even twang, this new style is electrifying the club scene across the northeast circuit. Hailed by Guitar magazine as "the brightest new star in the genre since Larry Carlton," Gil Parris is credited with pioneering the style and now leads the scene with unquestionable authority.
One of the top session and sidemen in the biz, Gil's stint as lead guitarist for Blood, Sweat & Tears along with dozens of sessions with the likes of Dr. John, Chuck Rainey, Will Lee, Bakhiti Kumalo, Dave Sanborn, Bob James and countless others clearly qualify Parris as the real deal.
Extracted from Gil Parris: Inside Out, this DATA-DVD edition of NYC Rhythm & Blues focuses on comping, soloing and developing improvisation skills. Gil shares a variety of funk, blues, rock and twang moves that will absolutely drop the jaws of your own audience and band mates. You'll also learn triple/double stops, bends, pedal steel licks, picking techniques, chord runs and right-hand rhythm techniques that will seriously overhaul your technique and sound.
Several live performance videos are also included; the first version for your viewing and listening pleasure, the second version with Gil's commentary, which guides you through the performance outlining his approach to comping, improvisation and solo development and illustrating how guitarists should musically interact within a live band or jam setting.