by Mark Sullivan
It is not hard to imagine jazz versions of Steely Dan songs, as they are rich in knotty harmonies and dark lyrics that belie their mainstream pop success. But you would probably have to be guitarist Andrew Green to imagine them arranged for chamber ensembles dominated by woodwinds and strings (as well as vocalist Miriam Waks and Green's guitar). Ironically, Green's dramatic departure from the iconic recordings grew out of his love for them: he was convinced that no rock ...read more
by Troy Collins
Commonly known as the author of a popular series of instruction books, including Jazz Guitar Comping, Jazz Guitar Structures and Jazz Guitar Technique, Andrew Green's lesson plans are revered for their basic approach towards complex concepts. His debut album, Narrow Margin, is a similarly understated, though deceptively intricate affair.
Temporarily sidelined by a sprained wrist in 2006, Green devoted his time to writing the multi-layered charts that make up the bulk of this session. During his convalescence, he ...read more
by J Hunter
Film noir used to be what the Internet is nowadays: something to blame for why the world is going south in a sidecar. Noir films were black and white, but the story lines weren't. The good guys weren't all good, the bad guys weren't always that bad, and the girls with hearts of gold only had them because that's where they kept their cash. And the music was dark... dark like the shadows where most of the action happened. Andrew ...read more