New Jody Fisher album

Jody Fisher has a new album out of solo guitar, called “Wistful Thinking,” this time entirely of original compositions. There are extensive samples here.

At $15 each for his most recent two albums, it’s quite a bargain — I think Jody is one of the best solo jazz guitarists out there. He manages to bring a whole host of influences together (Joe Pass, Ted Greene, Lenny Breau, George Van Eps) to create a very musical, flowing presentation. As I’ve said before, I consider him the heir to Ted Greene, as far as this kind of playing is concerned. I’ve got to take the plunge at some point and get his solo guitar instruction books/CDs, “The Art of Solo Guitar.”