I have a new partner in tone with Rocco Guitars in Nashville.
We are working on my signature model which will be based on the guitar that I've
been playing for the last 33 years. This is something that I've wanted to do forever and I've finally found
the builder in Tim Rocco to make it happen! We'll be documenting the build on the Rocco Guitars page and
other social media. We're hoping that it will be available sometime in January. Contact me at email@example.com
if you have any questions. I'm also playing a killer "Rattlecaster" hand built by Tim.
Visit the Rocco Guitars page for pics and music.
RedPlate-CD Sig Amp News
I am working on an agreement with RedPlate amps
to distribute my signature amps exclusively. The
C-D'S (Blackface) and the CDT (Tweed) are my ideal amps. 40 wts and 36 lbs of "point to point" wired pure tone. Visit the RedPlate CD sig amp page
10 hours of my lessons are still available for $50 for the month of December
Visit the "Blues With Brains
and Other Lessons" page for vid examples and to purchase.
Also a heads up to anyone who is interested in this material. For those of
you who own it you already know that there are years of study in this material, maybe a lifetime for some of you. For the
last year I've been trying to do a solid for other musicians and students out there. Being a full time musician for 37
years I know how hard it is. Starting 01/01/2014 the price is going to reflect what this material is really worth. I've
been playing the guitar for 50 years and teaching for 40 of them. I see so much gibberish out there that is called education
and it saddens me to see how people are taken advantage of. But this month is the last chance to get the material for $50
as I will no longer have a say in the pricing after the end of Dec.
It's been said that if I am offering this
material so inexpensively, how good can it be? I hate to do this but I guess that I have to toot my own horn a little.
(BTW, $50 is what I used to charge years ago for a one on one lesson)
Through my association with the late, great Nick Brignola I have played with
many of the icons in jazz and other styles of music. I've played gigs with Kenny Werner, Dave Leibman, Jerry Bergonzi,
Dave Holland, George Garzone, Tom Harrell, Jimmy Cobb, Randy Brecker, J.R. Monterose, Ted Curson, Steve Coleman, Joe Magnarelli,
Ratzo Harris, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Rosemary Clooney, Eubie Blake and so many others that I can't even remember.
I have recorded with the DownBeat Poll Winner and Grammy Nominee Nick Brignola, John Pattitucci, Eddie Gomez,
Bill Stewart, Billy Hart, Alex Acuna, Kenwood Dennard, Jerry Bergonzi, John Lockwood and so many others. If you don't
know who these people are, check them out. Jimmy Cobb played on the classic Miles Davis record "Kind Of Blue"
I have been at this
for so long and I've become very good at simplifying complex ideas into guitar friendly approaches but this isn't
jazz school. It's about the blues, the fundamentals of music and improvising
These are not 3 camera shoots full of fluff but are home made vids filled with
easily understood content.
urging anyone serious about learning to purchase this package now before the price goes up. You may regret not spending what
amounts to full tank of gas on what may keep you busy for years.
With drummer Art Bernstein
D'Aloia and drummer Art Bernstein have a new record out titled Circle 7. The record is filled with great tunes and
grooves, Chuck is an amazing player who should be a household name. When he picks up a guitar he makes it speak in an effortless
manner that only is gained from years of experience and loads of talent, he is equally at home ripping it up over complex
jazz harmony as he is playing stinging blues or funky grooves all with a tone to die for.
Art 's drumming serves
as a perfect foil for Chuck and the tunes, both of these guys are monster players, but what sets it apart for me is the great
compositions and the ability they have to convey them without wasting a note, they impress the listener with their musicality
first and foremost, don't get me wrong there is plenty of burning playing on the disc, it is just never forced or used
for effect and it all adds up to great music and a wonderful listen.
Click here for "Circle 7" clips and to purchase
Christmas Time Is
with drummer Art Bernstein
Just in time for the holidays, this Christmas CD from ABCD GEARS
(Art Bernstein & Chuck D'Aloia) breathes new life into your favorite Christmas songs.
The stunning musicianship
makes this a completely refreshing Christmas CD. Listen for the Latin salsa groove and intricate cymbal playing on Deck
the Halls, the pure sonic guitar poetry of Silent Night, restful modality of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, seductive lyricism
of Joy to the World and the funky blues shuffle on Santa Claus is Coming to Town!
Chuck's guitar work is
impeccable - innovative harmonic textures and soothing lyrical treatments of the timeless melodies, all wrapped in Art's
superiorly crafted drum rhythms showcasing a spectacular blending of ethnic and improvisational drum grooves.
Briggs, Producer / Songwriter
Click here for "CTIG" clips and to purchase