John William Gordon
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John grew up and resides in the San Francisco East Bay. He started playing guitar at age 14 after becoming obsessed with recordings of Mahavishnu Orchestra. In college he fixated on the music of Charlie Parker then Thelonious Monk. Jazz, free, rock, punk and classical inspire him. He played in a pianoless Monk cover band in San Francisco for several years. Harry Andrew (a graduate of New England Conservatory), Adam Levy (now teaching at The New School) and the crew at Attila Zoller's Vermont workshop, including Jim Hall, instructed and inspired John.

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CD3 "Just a Wild Guess" electric guitar - John William Gordon; acoustic bass - Tommy Folen; drums - Nick FIshman

CD2 "Technot": electric guitar - John William Gordon; acoustic bass - Gabe Davis; drums - Rick Rivera (tracks 1, 3-5, 7, 10) & Robert Rhodes (tracks 2, 6, 8-9)

CD1 "John William Gordon": electric guitar - John William Gordon; acoustic bass - Jeff Chambers (tracks 1-2, 4-7) & Todd Sickafoose (tracks 3, 8-9); drums - Rick Rivera

LIVE: electric guitar - John William Gordon; acoustic bass, various - Tommy Folen, Jeff Chambers, Gabe Davis, Ryan Lukas; drums, various - Nick Fishman, Robert Rhodes

"Just a Wild Guess" music & art © ℗ 2015 John William Gordon. "Technot" music & art © ℗ 2009 John William Gordon. "John William Gordon" music and non-cover art © ℗ 2006 John William Gordon. "John William Gordon" CD photo used with permission © 2003 Audrey Heller

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