From his self-released solo debut "Flex-Able" (1984) to his most recent "Alive In An Ultra World" (2001, Epic), Vai creates a sound all his own by striking a balance between technical ability and poetic phrasing. "I make music to push my own buttons," explains Vai. "I've always been driven by an addi
Satriani is widely recognized as a technically highly advanced rock guitarist and has been described as a virtuoso. He has mastered many performance techniques on the instrument, including Legato, two-handed tapping, sweep-picking, volume swells, harmonics, and extreme whammy bar effects. One of his
Just before his death in 1991, Miles Davis teamed up with rapper Easy Mo Bee to make a jazz/hip-hop album called "Doo Bop." This wasn't the first time Davis had done something utterly new -- his entire career was devoted to jazz-faring exploration.
Playing with such supernovae as Charles Mingus