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Matt Richards

My Jazz Story

Published on: 2017-06-02

The first time I heard jazz guitar it was a Wes Montgomery album. Even though I was a high school-bound folk-rocker I liked it. Wes was soo cool his music touched my life — it remains vital to this day. My dedication to becoming a capable jazz musician was inspired by Larry Coryell — most specifically his album 'Offering'. I bought it because of the cover art — a young, cool-looking guy playing an enormous, beautiful guitar — and discovered music that floored me. I decided to get serious and study guitar. And I made the effort to meet Larry. He became my musical mentor and we became life-long friends. My determination is that, no matter what the setting, I still sound like Matt Richards. I think I've gotten pretty close.....

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