Alan Parker, British guitarist. He has mostly been a sessions guitarist, although he has played with a number of bands. He was trained in guitar by Julian Bream.
You know I’m a fan of young Tina’s covers. This is an interesting look at the trajectory of a relentlessly developing player. Among other sterling qualities (including a deep musical sense that more people are recognizing with more exposure to Tina), she has great and impressive fortitude. As I said a long time ago, Tina S is no weak flower!
Guitar for the day. Lennon gets the Frisell treatment. Such a modest guy.
Some wonderful musicians came out of P-Funk, Eddie Hazel (1950-1992) among them.
You may have seen it already as it is viral and talked about all over the ‘net.
Generally speaking, I avoid anything associated with the word “dragon”, but I will happily make an exception in this case! Tina comes through magnificently. Her previous video, Gary Moore’s “The Loner”, was beautifully soulful. “Through the Fire and Flames” is super-shredding and absolutely *smokes*! Tina demonstrates her usual distinctive flow and powerful approach in dazzling form.
The best thing about Tina’s playing, to me, is that it is always recognizable as Tina – unique individual elements combined into a distinct character. This is very important and shows great promise in young player. It signifies a developing personal style, an absolute prerequisite to exceptional and distinctive achievement, and it places her above the vast majority of electric guitarists. (I’m not even mentioning her wonderful technical prowess!) I advise readers who haven’t seen her other videos to check them out to hear more clearly what I am saying.
**Tina, if you read this…the wait was worth it! Absolutely sensational work! I wonder what the next surprise will be. The journey you are sharing with us is breathtaking, ma chère! For you, each video may be a goal achieved, but for your fans each one provides hours of pleasure (on repeat) with the most attractive, intriguing, and interesting young metal guitarist on YouTube.**
Tina is an honest, incredibly determined and dedicated young lady and guitarist. Her integrity and determination to put out the very best are not only part of her character, they are part of her music. I am very impressed with Tina. Despite her being only 15 years old, it is clear to me that she is a thorough and conscientious professional.
L’Express just did an interview and an article about Tina (in French, naturally). It is interesting reading, and I think it will demonstrate to you a little of Tina’s character, motivations, goals, etc.
[To those for which this kind of music is simply not their thing…Start at 4:02 and just witness some cool fireworks!]
Other Tina S video covers (listed descending from most recent at the top):
I thought I had posted this, but apparently not. Renaud has a number of wonderful improvisations on his YouTube site that I revisit time and again. This piece is a favorite without question!
Excellent fusion guitar.