GuitarInstructor Recommends ... 16 Year Old Jess Lewis

Posted by Michael Mueller on February 21, 2011 at 6:04 PM

While browsing Jon Bloomer's excellent site Guitarnoize.com, I came across a video he'd posted of 16-year-old British guitarist Jess Lewis playing over an Alex Hutchings jam track called "Happy as Larry." When I was 16, I was doing my best "Rock You Like a Hurricane" power chord moves and a guitar solo meant fumbling through the minor pentatonic box. By contrast, Lewis could sit in with the likes of Larry Carlton or Robben Ford and feel right at home.

Here's video of her briefly tackling the improv holy grail, John Coltrane's "Giant Steps," followed by the aforementioned take on "Happy as Larry."  To see more, visit her YouTube channel.

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