A teacher first, many of Rock n Roll‘s greatest guitarists may not exist on the level which they sit if not for the existence of Satriani.
Steve Vai, Kirk Hammett of Metallica, David Bryson of Counting Crows, Kevin Cadogan from Third Eye Blind, Larry LaLonde of Primus and Possessed, Alex Skolnick of Testament, Rick Hunolt (ex-Exodus), Phil Kettner of Lääz Rockit, Geoff Tyson of T-Ride,Charlie Hunter, David Turin and Eric Kauschen to name some …
Quite the impressive list of students for the man from Westbury, New York.
Following his own tutelege with Jazz guitarist Billy Bauer and the famed Jazz pianist Lennie Tristano, Satriani has continued on in a career which has spanned over thirty years. A career which saw him get his biggest break ( exposure – wise ) playing on Mick Jagger’s solo tour in 1988. A defining moment for Joe as his status climbed immensely within the music world.
Satriani has just released a new album. ‘Unstoppable Momentum.’ A title conjured through his new-found enthusiasm. An energy gained in the past couple of years by working with different people and different styles. Something which Joe believes is essential to keeping things ‘fresh’.
- Sammy Hagar: Joe Satriani Is More ‘Fluent and Versatile’ Than Eddie Van Halen (ultimateclassicrock.com)
- HAGAR Says EDDIE VAN HALEN Is ‘Not As Fluent And Versatile’ On The Guitar As JOE SATRIANI Is (blabbermouth.net)
- JOE SATRIANI – “We Do Things Backwards” (bravewords.com)
- Meet JOE SATRIANI In Toronto And Vancouver (bravewords.com)
- Announcement: GuitarControl.com Releases Arpeggio Guitar Lesson from Dream Theater’s “The Count of Tuscany” (prweb.com)