FUSION JAZZ (guitar + drums, 2006) & JAZZPOT (guitar solo, 2002)
No Overdub, No Sampler, No taping
JOHN PHIL WAYNE is an intelligent highly skillful Guitarist whose technical ability stuns as much as it impresses. He is a true original artist who has carved out his place in guitar story with a unique, personal style and is the one who discovered a new way to communicate with only six strings and to prove that an acoustic or electric guitar neck had limitless possibilities through its traditional fingering method without taping. View the video below from a UK TV Live Jazz Solo Show (January 2005) and also a YouTube Master CLass.
Former Sideman, Arranger, Conductor and Studio Session Musician for several US/UK Stars in the 60’s/70’s (before being a Star himself in 1981) he plays simultaneously the Lead, Accompaniment and Walking Bass without overdub and sounds like two guitar players and a bass player. Even when improvising his solos he keeps going on with the walking bass and accompaniment and never plays the same notes. Through the years after showing his unique way of playing jazz guitar solo(like shown on the video)Wayne has now gone into Jazz-Rock Guitar Solo or more exactly into Fusion Jazz. (New Video to come on Youtube). For his new album “FUSION JAZZ” (2006/7) He put away his Gibson and Guild for a while to attack with a Fender Stratocaster some Jazz-Rock compositions combined with Melodic Funk and Latin style with a touch of Rock. However the last track of this album “F# Bop” is a good Jazzy Shuffle Funk. His guitar is tuned as usual (EADGBE) except that this time he lowered the pitch of the 6th and 5th strings like a real Bass Guitar by means of an Octaver (having different bass sounds without detuning the normal given pitch of the guitar) and the remaining four strings sound clean distortion with a long sustain thus enhancing the solos from the chords using intricate harmonies as done in the past. To resume: The “E & A” strings sound an octave below normal pitch and the remaining four strings “dgbe” are at normal pitch.
Unlike his past solo albums Wayne plays here with Drummer Milford Chambers who said: “John is one of the most phenomenal musicians I have ever seen and with him I have learned how to sound like a drummer and percussionist simultaneously on the second track “Quiet Village”, that’s incredible”.
Yet John Phil Wayne remains unsurpassed as the most amazing Jazz Solo Guitarist of our time unlike anything else in the world and is nicknamed "Thousand Hands".
More infos about John Phil Wayne and all his past albums: http://www.johnphilwayne.com
Album JAZZPOT (solo) (2002) is also a straight ahead recording without overdub AND WHERE THE 6TH AND 5TH Strings were not one pitch below but John Phil Wayne gives a 45.minutes guitar exibition of his own into which he has packed every variation available to the solo performer. (Even a drum solo and latin percussion on the strings!!!).
Coming soon “Instant Music” (2002,solo) recorded live from a Jazz Festival, “Extra Sensory Perception” ( 2008 Fusion , Guitar + Drums) and “A kind of Swing” (2008 Jazz Solo).
Wayne Record London UK
John Phil Wayne: Guitar, Milford Chambers: Drums
All titles written or improvised by John Phil Wayne
Recorded and Mixed by John Phil Wayne (June 2006, Wayne Studios London)
Mastered by Adrian White at the Switchbax Studios (UK/Monaco)
Produced by Evelyne Dufrênes.
Management: Keith McLean. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Hans Van Hooten