Photo by JJ Bel

 

 

 

 BENJAMIN ZEPHANIAH TRIBUTE

 

 

 Sad loss, Benjamin Zephaniah has passed away, here's a track on which I performed on his album 'Naked'.

 

 

  

VAN WILKS- MIKE CAHEN ACOUSTIC DUO GIGS

 

Prior to his French tour with his band, Van and I will be getting back together to play 2 acoustic gigs in Paris.

Saturday, October 21, 23h Le Calife Quai Malaquais, Paris 75006

Sunday, October 22, 20 h Cave Café, 124 Rue Marcadet, Paris 75018

 

Van Mike 478

 

Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top on Van Wilks
“I call attention to a dear friend of mine and great, great guitar player from Austin, Mr Van Wilks. Early on, I discovered my fascination with his particular playing style. As we became pals, we started finding even more guitar-related common ground, for instance, Ida Presti. The young gal from France who became inspirational in ways that words cannot express.
“Listen to her version of Clair De Lune and you’ll know what I mean. She married another guitar player, between the work she was doing and what he did, those two brought the six-string Spanish guitar into another realm. So here we have a friendship with Van Wilks in Austin, Texas and together we’re discovering Ida’s work…”
Well so happens I have Ida's guitar on a permanent loan.

 

 

MIKE CAHEN JAZZ TRIO : ASSEMBLEE NATIONALE

December

 

 

SAL BERNARDI - MIKE CAHEN DUO

 Every third Sunday of the month

CAVE CAFE. 134 rue Marcadet, Paris at 18h

 

Mike Sal Bernardi 4

 

 

ACOUSTIC & ELECTRIC GUITAR COMPILATION 2

 Available on all major streaming platforms.

Featuring: Duncan Mackay: kbds, Steve York: bass, Enzo Todesco: drums, Roger Inniss: bass, Sylvain Poge.

 

 

 

 

ENDORSEMENT: BG GUITAR STRAPS

Thanks to Franck Bichon

guitar straps

 

BG WEBSITE

 

 

 ROBBEN FORD MUSICIANS INSTITUTE INTERVIEW

Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4 on Youtube

I've digitalized an interview I did with Robben whilst attending the Guitar Institute of Technology, this was just prior to him playing with Miles Davis and releasing his 'Talk to your daughter' album.

  

 

  

RECORDING SESSIONS FOR ELKIE BROOKS 

Recorded guitar parts for Elkie's upcoming album. To be updated.

 

 

SESSION

'C'est la belle vie' instrumental . Recorded for an ad. With Steve Forward: production and Jacques Bouniard on keyboards

 

 

 

PARIS GUITAR FESTIVAL

Demo for Pistol Guitars 

 

 

 Work in progress

The hybrid 'Electric Mohan Veena' project with luthier Roger Daguet 

roger daguet

 

  

Joe Diorio Videos

 

New videos on the channel include a personal recordings of Jazz giant , guitarist Joe Diorio.

Joe was one of my favourite instructors at the Guitar Institute of Technology (G.I.T) in Los Angeles

Joe participated in 'International Music Seminars' that we organised in Montpellier and Antibes in France. 

 

  

 

'Some Loan Blues'  featured on the HX Records, U.K sampler compilation.

The official 10 inch vinyl is available on the Rough Trade Records U.K website from 31th August and also for subscribers of Record Collectors Magazine. Price £5.99

 

BUY HERE 

 

 

CONCERT

Vers Pont du Gard, 18 August  

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'NAKED' Album by Benjamin Zephaniah

Musicans credits 

IMG 6578

 

  

 

NEW ALBUM 

 

Japanese cranes wife Cover web

 

 

 

 'Greensleeves' with Duncan Mackay  on keyboards recorded at Melpro studios, Cape Town

 

 

  

 

 'MALTI'. Instrumental, new mix 

 

 

Gibson Kalamazoo Gal  Irene Stearns 100 th Birthday video

My contribution to the event with Steve Johnson @ 46 min approx. 

 

  

 WWII GIBSON 'KALAMAZOO GALS" PROJECT UPDATE

 

Thanks to the persistence of Fretboard Magazine author John Thomas, Kalamazoo, the original home town of Gibson guitars is going to honour the last surviving 'Kalamazoo Gal', Irene Stearns who worked for Gibson during WWII for her 100th birthday by celebrating 'Irene Stearns' day on January 30 th...

 

 

 

 

With Jean Roussel 

 

JEAN ROUSSEL MIKE 

 

  

MON BABY BLUES FESTIVAL

 

 

MOLESn

 

'40 YEARS LATER' REUNION GIG

 

 

SDINGANUFF

'Pete & Pat Projekt' by German sax legend Pete Tex and drummer Patrick Buchmann. Guested on Pete's Barn.

 

 

Sounds of the Past: The Rockman 

 

  

  

Guitar parts on Marten Ingle track.

Amaury Blanchard on drums, Steve Forward: production and guitars.

 

   

 

Steve York R.I.P

English bass player.

Steve and his wife Lisa were based in Mexico. His U.S medical insurance company went bankrupt and he could no longer pay for his cancer treatment...He'd set up a fund and I tried to see if he could get emergency assistance...then both he and Lisa caught Covid. Steve sent Lisa to the hospital to get oxygen treatment, knowing that they only had the funds left to pay for one of them. Upon her return, Lisa found Steve passed away with an empty box of painkillers beside him. We had plans to continue writing and recording tracks...'Waving Blues' is his last recording. During our conversations, I was always eager to hear his stories about the music business and life in general.

Steve's musical legacy can be heard on performances with:

Elkie Brooks, Marianne Faithfull, Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, Ringo Starr, Pete Townshend, Robert Palmer, Manfred Mann, Joan Armatrading, Gary Moore, Arthur Brown, Grace Jones, Adrian Legg, Chris Jagger, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Dr John, Chuck Berry,Bo Diddley, Laura Branigan, Leiber & Stoller, The Drifters, The Platters, The Coasters, Rufus Thomas, Martha & the Vandellas,  Shirelles,  Charlie Musselwhite, Joe King Carrasco.

Check Steve's biog here:  STEVE YORK

'Waving Blues' with Steve York

 

 

THE WWII GIBSON GUITARS KALAMAZOO GALS

French T.V documentary featuring my friend John Thomas.

 

  

Holy Grail Guitar Show, Berlin

 

  Two symposiums on recording guitars with producer Steven Forward and guitar demo for Matt Proctor from M-Tone Guitars.

Check the videos and links below :

M Tone Guitars. Holy Grail Couch Show

Recording Guitar. Producer Steve Forward and guitarist Mike Cahen

 

 

My Baby Blues Festival

Performing with Ina Forsman and Katarina Pejak

 

 

 

 

 

  

Rotosound strings endorsement

Thks to Jason How, Zack Frederick and Julien Carlier.

 

    

The Holy Grail Guitar Show, Berlin 

Demos for M Tone Guitars (U.S), Daguet Guitars (Fr), Ergon Guitars (P) and San Lorenzo Guitars (Fr)