Comin’ On Strong! (1990)
As evidenced by the rave reviews, this phenomenal album presents another showcase of Conti’s virtuosity in the hard bop idiom of jazz guitar, where he sizzles with the support of an all star rhythm section.
As evidenced by the rave reviews, this phenomenal album presents another showcase of Conti’s virtuosity in the hard bop idiom of jazz guitar, where he sizzles with the support of an all star rhythm section that includes: Pete Jolly – Piano; Andy Simpkins – Bass, Carl Burnett – Drums. Recorded in Hollywood, California on June 20, 1990. Produced by Otto Gust, originally issued on the Time Is Record Label, and reissued on Pinnacle Records.
- The Rookie Bookie
- I’ll Remember April
- Two Shpeens
- The Shylock
- Samba de Orfeu
- Death By Chops: Dis’ll Do It
I had the luck of coming across a video of Robert playing at one of the NAMM events which instantly got my attention. His speed, agility and great note choices. I started searching for anything I could find about him and first found the Conti line of guitars, beautiful! That led me to his instructional materials; I looked all through them and started watching the preview videos and realised - this guy speaks my language. I bought The Jazz Lines which instantly opened a bunch of musical doors that I thought I’d never be able to walk through as I’m also an auto-didact. Everything started to become clear with his “nuts and bolts” method of communicating. This purchase was followed by Chord Melody Assembly Line, The Formula and The Just Jazz Guitar arrangements.
Thanks to what I’m learning from Robert Conti, I’m preparing to start doing solo Jazz Guitar gigs, something I never would’ve dreamed of doing previously despite my 30+ years of playing professionally.
I want to thank Robert for putting me on the path to realise my dream of becoming a Hard Bop player.