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Guitarist Vic Juris Interviewed at AAJ

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Vic Juris Vic Juris is one of the premier jazz guitarists in the business today. Perhaps less known than some of his peers, he is nevertheless admired by all of them and has accumulated, since his emergence on the scene in the 1970s, an impressive portfolio of live performances and recordings. His international career has included associations with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie
1917 - 1993
trumpet
, Phil Woods
Phil Woods
Phil Woods
b.1931
sax, alto
, Jimmy Smith
Jimmy Smith
Jimmy Smith
1925 - 2005
organ, Hammond B3
, Don Patterson
Don Patterson
Don Patterson
1936 - 1988
organ, Hammond B3
, Sarah Vaughan
Sarah Vaughan
Sarah Vaughan
1924 - 1990
vocalist
, Michel Legrand
Michel Legrand
Michel Legrand
b.1932
piano
, Chico Hamilton
Chico Hamilton
Chico Hamilton
1921 - 2013
drums
, Dave Liebman
Dave Liebman
Dave Liebman
b.1946
saxophone
, Gary Peacock
Gary Peacock
Gary Peacock
b.1935
bass
, Richie Cole
Richie Cole
Richie Cole
b.1948
sax, alto
, Mel Torme
Mel Torme
Mel Torme
b.1925
vocalist
, Eddie Jefferson
Eddie Jefferson
Eddie Jefferson
1918 - 1979
vocalist
, and the prodigal exemplar of the Django Reinhardt
Django Reinhardt
Django Reinhardt
1910 - 1953
guitar
tradition, Bireli Lagrene
Bireli Lagrene
Bireli Lagrene
b.1966
guitar
. High on his list of creative gigs has been his association with the highly accomplished David Liebman Group since 1991.



Veteran AAJ Contributor Victor L. Schermer spoke at length with Juris, about his background, playing with Dave Liebman and his own future direction.



Check out Vic Juris: Tension and Release at AAJ today!


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