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Jake Hertzog

Guitar Player Magazine is calling him "…the blazing wunderkind." The Boston Phoenix has declared him "...the WOW! factor." Award-winning jazz guitarist and composer, Jake Hertzog, is making it big in New York City. Jake’s third studio album, Evolution [Buckyball Records], just released this August 2011 has been quickly gaining international regard. Jake's second studio album, Patterns [Buckyball Records] and Jake’s debut album, Chromatosphere (2009), brought him critical acclaim, including a five page interview in Guitar Player Magazine (June 2009) highlighting his unique technique and approach to modern jazz guitar

Stringscapes: A Portrait of the World in Nylon & Steel

Label: Fret Monkey Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Forest 1 - Endless Trees; Forest 2 - Funeral in Green; Forest 3 - Leaves in the Dark; Arctic 1 - Stone Blue Veil; Arctic 2 - The Great White Space; Arctic 3 - Cold Life; Oceans 1 - Cascade; Oceans 2 - The Deep; Oceans 3 - Tides; Desert 1 - Dream Catcher; Dream 2 - Ghost of the Mine; Desert 3 - Where the Red Sand Lives.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Jake Hertzog & Yishai Fisher: Stringscapes: A Portrait of the World in Nylon & Steel

Read "Stringscapes: A Portrait of the World in Nylon & Steel" reviewed by Geno Thackara

It can't be easy to keep thinking of different places to go when one's career is already as eclectic as Jake Hertzog's, but he doesn't seem in any danger of running out of ideas. The guitarist has run an impressive gamut already, from the electric Pat Metheny-inspired fusion session Evolution (Buckyball, 2011) to the more straightforward ...

Well Lit Shadow

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2016
Track listing: Introduction; Star Drops; Color Detection; Well Lit Shadow; Trace Of You; Cable Cars; What We Found; Balsamic Layer; Telegram From A Quasar; Ever Unseeable.

ARTICLE: PROFILE

Claude Nobs: We All Came Out To Montreux...

Read "Claude Nobs: We All Came Out To Montreux..." reviewed by Ian Patterson

Montreux Jazz Festival is fifty. It's a significant milestone and cause for celebration. No doubt there will be an added festive element to this year's edition of the festival, founded by Claude Nobs--along with pianist Géo Voumard and writer René Langel--in 1967. Yet for many, the celebrations will be tinged with sadness due to the absence ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Jake Hertzog: Well Lit Shadow

Read "Well Lit Shadow" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

A suite for solo electric guitar that takes inspiration from images of particle collisions isn't exactly your garden-variety jazz release. But, then again, Jake Hertzog isn't your garden-variety jazz guitarist. Over the course of the past decade, Hertzog has established himself as a powerful and unique voice on his instrument. He's worked out his own brand ...

Throwback

Label: Zoho Music
Released: 2013
Track listing: All Over Now; Cleared To Fly; Is It Summer; Entropy; Hands On; Sending Home; Sweet Moon; First To Rise; Throwback.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Jake Hertzog: Throwback

Read "Throwback" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

With his fourth solo venture, nascent New York-based guitarist Jake Hertzog beckons the services of celebrated jazz trumpeter, Randy Brecker. His conspicuous synergy with longtime associates, bassist Harvie S and drummer Victor Jones is true to form on a set that highlights an uncanny blend of harmonically appealing content and edgy jazz-fusion extravaganzas, heightened by Hertzog's ...

Evolution

Label: Buckyball Records
Released: 2012
Track listing: 01. Don't Bother; 02. Firefly; 03. Timeline; 04. Streets of Philadelphia; 05. Gloria; 06. Forms; 07. Renegade; 08. Common Ground; 09. Sleep Close; 10. Solar Flare.

NEWS: EDUCATION

Rising Star Jazz Guitarist Launches Online Instructional Resource

Rising Star Jazz Guitarist Launches Online Instructional Resource

Guitarist Jake Hertzog is quickly establishing himself as a rising star with his unique blend of jazz and rock, having released three critically acclaimed albums over the last three years. Hertzog also is a frequent contributor to Guitar Player Magazine's Lessons section under the alias “Hey Jazz Guy", aiming to bridge the gap between standard guitar ...


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