Matt Warnock and Brandon Bernstein recently completed a book of transcribed guitar improvisations taken from Kurt Rosenwinkel’s album “East Coast Love Affair.” Warnock has also provided written analysis for each of the solos supplying further insights. This Mel Bay Publication offers a thorough examination of Rosenwinkel’s guitar work on the inventive and adventuresome album.


The generation of jazz guitarists following the Scofield/Metheny/Frisell era have found their new figurehead. Kurt Rosenwinkel has been creating a stir on the scene since the early 90’s as a member of bands led by jazz greats Gary Burton and Paul Motian. In recent years as a leader and sideman, Kurt has proven himself as an inspired harmonic architect while consistently executing infectious soulful improvisations. His 1996 solo effort “East Coast Love Affair” is quickly becoming a classic amongst jazz guitar aficionados. Recorded in a trio setting during a two-week run at Small’s in New York City, the track list offers six standards and two originals with an intoxicating sense of excitement and adventure permeating the entire album.


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