Ask A Guitarist – Pete McCann
IIn terms of a guitar player, you’d have to look far to find someone better than Pete McCann. He is one of the first-call sidemen in New York and works in too many groups to mention. Okay, I’ll mention one: The Chris Tarry Group.
Pete has performed with some of the greats in jazz: Kenny Wheeler, Dave Liebman, Lee Konitz, Kenny Garrett, Peter Erskine, Gary Thomas, Greg Osby, Brian Blade, and the Maria Schneider Orchestra. He has appeared on over 60 CDs. Now that’s experience for ya. Just imagine what he has to say about bass players, and Eddy Van Halen, and “thinning it out a little.” I caught up with him on a gig we did in Brooklyn at the famed Tea Lounge.