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"Andy Aledort can make his guitar scream and cry, and swing
in a unique and stunning blues rock style.
He's been my new favorite guitarist for a long time now."
~ Joe Satriani
(For more about what Joe Satriani has to say about Andy Aledort, Please see:
Musician's Friend's Exclusive In-Depth Interview
with Joe Satriani, Part I )
"Over an hour of burning blues and rock--a must-have for fans of Jimi
Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan." -Guitar World
"I love it--it's great!" ~ Johnny Winter
"Taste, tone, chops--Andy's got it all!"
~ Warren Haynes
"What a soulful player. Andy know this music inside and out."
~ John Scofield
"Andy plays with tons of heart and soul,
and draws from a depth of influences to emerge with
his own unique voice."
~ Mike Stern
"One heck of a guitar player."
- Billy Cox (Jimi Hendrix Band Of Gypsies)
~ Jeff Golub (Billy Squier, Rod Stewart)
~ Pat Thrall (Meat Loaf)
have the knack to pass what you know on in a manner that I can understand
(even though I can't play everything) and I want you to be assured that it
is appreciated so much out here in guitar playing land. Thanks.
...Sincerely, Al Watson"
"World Class Guitar Player - Magazine Editor - Guitar Teacher"
has been a significant figure in the international music scene over the last 20
years. As a senior editor for the top
guitar-oriented music magazines GUITAR WORLD, GUITAR FOR THE PRACTICING
MUSICIAN, GUITAR EXTRA, GUITAR LEGENDS, and GUITAR WORLD ACOUSTIC,
among others, his work is unsurpassed as a music transcriber, instructional
columnist and journalist.
authored over 200 books of guitar
transcriptions as well as a series of guitar-related instructional books
and videos/DVDs, all of which are distributed worldwide, for the leading music
Hal Leonard Corp., Warner Brothers Publishing and Cherry Lane Music.
Aledort is a performing musician as
well: along with leading his own ensembles in the New York/tri-state
area, he is often tapped for
high-profile appearances with artists such as Buddy Guy, Dickey Betts, and
the Allman Brothers band.
Over the last three years, he has
also participated in a series of
Jimi Hendrix Tribute concerts, most recently entailing a three-city
tour of the west coast. In his April 1, 2004 review for ROLLING STONE, write
Charles Cross wrote, “The real show-stopper came when veteran bluesman Buddy
Guy, backed by guitarist Andy Aledort and the powerful rhythm section of Tommy
Shannon and Chris Layton—a.k.a. Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Double Trouble—played a
version of Muddy waters’ ‘Hoochie Coochie Man’ that smoldered.
It was the perfect homage to Hendrix.” Among the other artists that
appeared on the bill with Aledort for the three shows were Carlos Santana, Paul
Rodgers of Bad Company, Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains, and Hubert Sumlin,
plus Jimi Hendrix’s Band of Gypsys rhythm section, bassist Billy Cox and drummer
As a session player,
Andy Aledort was called upon to
recreate the Band Of Gypsys -era playing of Hendrix for recording sessions with
the original Gypsys themselves, Billy Cox and drummer Buddy Miles,
where Aledort was required to recreate note-for-note renditions of
Hendrix’s incendiary live performances of “Machine Gun” and “Power of Soul” from
the classic Band of Gypsys album. He performed with the Band of Gypsys at both
the 2001 and 2002 Street Scene concerts in San Diego, CA, as part of two
ambitious Tribute to Hendrix concerts featuring such guest guitarists as Andy
Summers of the Police, Slash, Stephen Stills, Mick Taylor of Rolling Stones
fame, Vernon Reid (Living Color) and others, as well
as the big Jimi Hendrix 60th
birthday bash at the EMP Museum, created by Microsoft’s Paul Allen, in November
In the summer of
Aledort was tapped for session work
with Double Trouble (Tommy Shannon, bass, and Chris Layton, drums),
bandmates of Stevie Ray Vaughan, in order to recreate the guitar work
of Stevie Ray, Buddy Guy, Albert King, Freddie King, and Johnny Winter. He
also appears with Double Trouble on two Hot Licks instructional videos.
Aledort has begun work on a series
of Jimi Hendrix instructional videos (produced by the Jimi Hendrix Estate),
starting with the release of the two-hour How to Play the Songs from Are You
Experienced? video/DVD in 2000.
He also has the
Beginning Electric Blues Guitar video on the shelves, and
has just released the B.B. King: Signature Licks instructional DVD; soon
to follow are similar instructional videos/DVDs covering the playing styles of
Albert King and jazz pioneer Charlie Christian.
Aledort’s many instructional books
include Jimi Hendrix: Signature Licks, Eric Clapton: Bluesman: Signature Licks
and Blues/Rock Guitar Masters: Signatures Licks books, all published by the Hal
With his group the Groove Kings,
Aledort released the self-produced Put A
Sock In It CD in 1999 to rave reviews, such as: “I love it—it’s
great!”—Johnny Winter; “Great guitar playing. Andy has his own distinct
sound.”—Tommy Shannon; “Andy plays with great technique and soul.”—Tom Morello
(Rage Against the Machine); “Andy has the ability to combine diverse stylistic
elements to emerge with a unique musical voice.” –Mike Stern (Miles Davis). The
band is currently recording their second studio album. ~