In a Sentimental Mood
Practice, practice, practice! New ideas, new tunings, new astral planes.
Polka Dots and Giga Beams
Boat Safety Fims Proprietor and Jazz Series Curator Giga Shane offers this rendition of the lovingly worn "Polka Dots and Moon Beams" as the next entry into Boat Safety Films' Jazz Archival Series. Played on solo guitar, the chosen instrument of Shane's baccalaureate matriculation, Polka Dots sings to us through the decades, while it is briefly resuscitated for the duration of this improv. This one goes out to the late Harold "Bubba" Thurston, who generously taught the young Shane free of charge during the humid Sarasota springtime of 1998. This arrangement is derived from the one originally imparted by Bubba during meetings that year.
Boat Safety Films proprietor and Jazz performance series curator Giga Shane showcases his trio at Ortlieb's Jazzhaus in North Philadelphia. The drum chair is graced by Doug Hirlinger, a drummer whose sense of time is informed by a mutual respect between Mr.Hirlinger and the unending pocket that he conjures. Organ tones are delivered deftly by Lucas C. Brown, heir to the coveted Philadelphia hammond chair vacated by the likes of Don Patterson and Shirley Scott. This take features the group mellowing out over a time tested standard number: Jimmy Davis, Roger Ramirez, and James Sherman's "Lover Man".
Boat Safety Films proprietor and Jazz performance series curator Giga Shane showcases his trio at Ortlieb's Jazzhaus in North Philadelphia. The drum chair is occupied by Byron Landham, a musician of deep pockets and stick-wielder extraordinaire. Organ tones are delivered deftly by Lucas C. Brown, heir to the coveted Philadelphia hammond chair vacated by the likes of Don Patterson and Shirley Scott. This take features the group testing their groove on reed-legend Lou Donaldson's famed 'Alligator Boogaloo'. on the web: gigashane.com lucasbrownjazz.com
This Can't Be Love
This Can't Be Love When Rodgers and Hart penned this little ditty in 1938 for "The Boys from Syracuse", they had no possible way of knowing that it would be recorded as a solo guitar performance in 2009. What they did know, however, was that the human heart strings are pulled taut and tangled deep in every generation, and thus wrote this ironic little tune about the onset of a non-love. Boat Safety Films proprietor Giga Shane arranges and contributes a second entry to the Jazz Archival series.
Green Dolphin Street
A video series documenting practice regiments and harmonic whimsy, Boat Safety Archival brings you the best in modern vintage acoustic; spanning from the A7 chord all the way to F diminished and beyond, no tonality is spared in providing the utmost in improvisational exploration and off-the-cuff melodic development. Come for the grain and stay for the standards, as BSF launches a new segment with this, the first archival installation featuring guitarist and Boat Safety proprietor, Giga Shane.
conservatory trained as a jazz guitar perfomer, I have always maintained and nurtured a love for and fascination with this six-stringed grid of blue notes, interval clashes, and rhythmic riddles. I maintain a daily practice and am deeply drawn to the specific sounds of the jazz blues form, the ballad, and a bouncing swing feel. this is pure meditation, the corpus callosum joining two hands into one purpose.