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GEORGE COLE: Breakneck acoustic guitarist George Cole inhabits a musical world all his own.... a world in which Django Reinhardt, The Ramones, Artie Shaw, Nat King Cole and Doc Watson get equal billing with Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Willie Nelson and the Great American Songbook. Cole currently occupies the guitar chair for the David Grisman Quintet and has two releases on Grisman’s highly regarded Acoustic Disc Label. George was guitar teacher and mentor to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt of Green Day. George Cole, a San Francisco native and BAMMIE award winner brings an expertise to his guitar playing and singing that is filtered through Rock and Roll, Gypsy Jazz and All things American. Cole is a composer, lyricist, and highly skilled arranger; his current projects include The George Cole Quintet Riverside Drive Redux (acoustic string/swing ala David Grisman Quintet), The George Cole Orchestra (7-16 piece big band), The Guitar Professor™ instructional video series with accompanying books, and recording an all new solo record.  ACCOLADES “George Cole is a major guitar talent who plays everything from gypsy jazz to rhythm & blues

David Grisman Sextet

Label: Acoustic Disc
Released: 2016
Track listing: 01 - Bells Of Camoglia; 02 - The Purple Grotto; 03 - Newly Wedding; 04 - Slinky; 05 - Horn Pipe Dream; 06 - Waltz For Gigi; 07 - Dawg's Bounce; 08 - Hannah & Rio; 09 - Del & Dawg

Bixou Bixou

Label: Ocean View Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Laisse Tomber les Filles; Riverside Drive; La Vie en Rose; La Javanaise; You Got a Glow; Half a Chance; After You've Gone; La Boheme; Ridin' To the Poorhouse; Sympathique; Wandering Kind; O Madeleine; The One That Got Away; Let it Pour;

George Cole LIVE!

Label: Acoustic Disc
Released: 2015
Track listing: Riverside Drive; Samois Faire; The One That Got Away; Sheila's Waltz; Avalon; Limehouse Blues; La Vie En Rose; Caravan; Tres Vite; The Crooner

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Tribute to Prentice “Pete” Douglas at Douglas Beach House

Read "Tribute to Prentice “Pete” Douglas at Douglas Beach House" reviewed by Bill Leikam

Tribute to Prentice “Pete" Douglas Douglas Beach House Half Moon Bay, CA October 4-5, 2014 In some ways, for all of us who time and again came to the Douglas Beach House in Half Moon Bay to listen to some of the finest jazz anywhere, the passing of Prentice “Pete" ...

Riverside Drive

Label: Ocean View Records
Released: 2010
Track listing: Riverside Drive; You Got A Glow; Sheila's Waltz; Ridin' To The Poorhouse; Melody of Love; El Baile de Amor; I Miss New York: Roma Danse; All I Want Is You; Meant For Me; Valentino; Sentimental Friend

NEWS: EVENT

George Cole Quintet at Berkeley Art House Gallery and Cultural Center

Saturday, August 21, Show 8:00 PM Berkeley Art House Gallery and Cultural Center 2905 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA 94705 Tickets: $10 510-472-3170 About George Cole George Cole is the band's lead vocalist, guitarist, composer and producer. He's toured with Joe Walsh of the Eagles, recorded with producer Roy Thomas Baker (Queen and ...

Samois Faire

Label: Ocean View Records
Released: 2007
Track listing: Samois Faire; Lucky Day; Sheila’s Waltz (Overture); Poorhouse (Ridin’ to the Poorhouse); More Than I Can Say; I Love You Just Because You’re You; Dreaming of You; Could This Be Love; Flight of the Gypsies; Borsalino; The One That Got Away; Sheila’s Waltz; Reve De Jour

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEW

The Last Miles: The Music of Miles Davis, 1980-1991

Read "The Last Miles: The Music of Miles Davis, 1980-1991" reviewed by John Kelman

George Cole The Last Miles: The Music of Miles Davis, 1980-1991 The University of Michigan Press ISBN: 0-472-11501-4 2005 Always a controversial figure, the last decade of Miles Davis' life may, paradoxically, have been the most critically-contested of his career. Gone were the radical shifts of the man ...


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