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Lou Volpe's Jazz Cast

If you love music join NYC guitar artist Lou Volpe on his weekly podcast. The “Jazz Cast” will feature interviews from industry insiders, tips on guitar technique (solo style and with a group), composition, some interesting stories about performing and recording with various musical artists and of course Lou’s jazz music. Visit us online at www.louvolpejazz.com and be sure to subscribe to our podcast.
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If you love music join NYC guitar artist Lou Volpe on his weekly podcast. The “Jazz Cast” will feature interviews from industry insiders, tips on guitar technique (solo style and with a group), composition, some interesting stories about performing and recording with various musical artists and of course Lou’s jazz music. 

Jun 14, 2024

Welcome to our new Jazz Cast featuring Lou's latest writings and arrangements. The spotlight this week is on the rhythm guitar's moving harmonies and rhythm supporting the lead line.

Hope you like it!

The tunes: "SWEET MISS 'T' (plus version)", "THAT'S WHAT YOU SAID!", "TRAVEL LIGHT guitar version)", "MATTHEW'S ASCENT" and our feature song, "THE WORDS AND PHRASES SONG".

Enjoy! 

Jun 7, 2024

Welcome to our new Jazz Cast! We think you'll really like our latest compositions and arrangements! Including the special feature song: "VARIATIONS ON A MOUNTAINSIDE".

The tunes: "FIRST DANCE", "BLUES MOOD WALTZ", "THAT WAS SOME TRAIN RIDE" and the feature song, "VARIATIONS ON A MOUNTAINSIDE".

Enjoy!

Jun 7, 2024

Welcome to our new Jazz Cast! We think you'll really like our latest compositions and arrangements! Including the special feature song: "VARIATIONS ON A MOUNTAINSIDE".

The tunes: "FIRST DANCE", "BLUES MOOD WALTZ", "THAT WAS SOME TRAIN RIDE" and the feature song, "VARIATIONS ON A MOUNTAINSIDE".

Enjoy!

Jun 7, 2024

Welcome to our new Jazz Cast! We think you'll really like our latest compositions and arrangements! Including the special feature song: "VARIATIONS ON A MOUNTAINSIDE".

The tunes: "FIRST DANCE", "BLUES MOOD WALTZ", "THAT WAS SOME TRAIN RIDE" and the feature song, "VARIATIONS ON A MOUNTAINSIDE".

Enjoy!

May 31, 2024

Here's our latest set of duo guitar arrangements featuring Lou's new music. We had a blast recording it. Hope you like it!

The titles: "SUMMER STORY", "YOU DON'T SAY", "DOUBLE TALKER", "THE INTROSPECTIVE VERSION OF MOOD SWINGS" and "RIFFS, RHYMES & RHYTHM". (C cosmic consciousness music co BM1 2024)

Enjoy!

May 24, 2024

Welcome to our latest set of music from Studio "V"! We're continuing the idea from last weeks episode where the lead guitar uses a stronger percussive tone to play the melodies. Hope you like it!

The tunes: "ALL OF YOU ALL THE TIME", "PRIVATE THOUGHTS ("SUITE")", "A MOOD SWING (full version)" and our feature song, "TOO EXCITED?" (C cosmic consciousness music co. BMI 2024).

Enjoy!

May 17, 2024

Here is our new Jazz Cast for this week! We excited to play these 5 new compositions featuring the lead guitar using a percussive sound on some songs and a long flowing tone on other pieces. Episode #247 has a feature song this week along with Lou's tribute to his friend, the late and great David Sanborn who left us just last week.

The songs: "HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THAT?", "MIDNIGHT DRIVE", "EVENING RUSH HOUR 2", "FOR DAVID'S SOUL" and our feature song, "SURF'S UP". (C compliments of cosmic consciousness music co, BMI 2024)

Enjoy!

May 10, 2024

This week's music set features the lead line melody guitar line with the rhythm guitar responding to and complimenting the lead voicing. We hope you like it! There's also a feature song called "LET'S PUT IT THIS WAY". AND we added a drum and a bass track to one of the tunes.

The titles: "THOSE STARS ARE OUT TONIGHT", "A FINE TEXTURE",  "JUST KEEP DOING WHAT YOU'RE DOING", "LET'S PUT IT THIS WAY" and "KEEP ON DANCING THE DANCE to ROSE". (compliments of cosmic consciousness music co. 2024 BMI)

Enjoy!

May 3, 2024

Welcome to our latest Jazz Cast with Lou's latest arrangements featuring long-tone lead melodies playing over a strong rhythm guitar part. We hope you like it!

The titles: "START IT UP EASY!", "THE SUN DANCE", "A LIVELY WIRE", "SWEET EXPRESSION PART I" and "SWEET EXPRESSION PART II"(cosmic consciousness music 2024 BMI)

Enjoy!

Apr 26, 2024

Our new Jazz Cast features more Jazz Guitar originals from Studio "V". This week's set highlights a few different guitars/and different tones on the lead and rhythm parts. We think you'll like it!

The tunes are: "CAN YOU HEAR THAT?", "THAT'S SOME PRETTY FANCY SHOES", (INTERLUDE), "THAT GENTLE TOUCH", "HERE WE GO AGAIN! and that's a good thing", and "MOUNTAIN SIGH FOR DICKEY". (C cosmic consciousness music 2024 BMI)

Enjoy!

Apr 19, 2024

Welcome to our latest music set for episode 243. It's really a continuation of last week's "interaction" where the lead and melody parts were responding like a question & answer routine to each other. We think you'll like it!

The 5 new songs: "A RIFF FOR SAL", "TALK OF THE HEART", "NOW IS THE RIGHT TIME", "I WAS THINKING THE SAME THING!" and "CUPID AND THE ARROWS". (Ç cosmic consciousness music)

Enjoy!

Apr 12, 2024

Welcome to our new Jazz Cast featuring inter-action between the Lead and Rhythm Guitars. We think you will like it!

The songs: "THE STEPPING STONE", "JOY RIDE", "STAR VOCAL", "EASY JAMMIN"  and "CELEBRATE THE RHYTHM". ((c/o cosmic consciousness music 2024))

Enjoy! 

Apr 5, 2024

Welcome to our new Jazz Cast! This week's set features songs with long flowing lead melody lines against the backdrop of moving harmonies and rhythm. We hope you like it!

The songs: "IN REMINISCENCE", "SLOW CRAWL", "DOWN AT GINO'S GRILL" and our feature song "IN RETRO-RESPECT".

Enjoy!

Mar 29, 2024

Our new Jazz Cast features guitar duets playing Lou's latest music. Jazz, soul, samba & blues are the backdrop for this week's soaring, long-tone and clear melody lines. We hope you like it!

The tunes: "THE HEART STRINGS", "GIVE US THAT LOOK", "UPTOWN INTRIGUE" and "FINEST LINE".

Enjoy!

Mar 22, 2024

Welcome to our latest Jazz Cast featuring the newest compositions and arrangements! This week's set includes samba, jazz and funk grooves behind the melodies. (Lou says,"These are the harmonies and leads that have been going around in my head this week!")We think  you'll like it!

The songs: "THAT'S A WHOLE DIFFERENT STORY", "IN THOSE EYES", "BRIGHT MORNING STAR", "BLUE WIRE" and "SWITCH MODE DRIVE".

Enjoy!

Mar 15, 2024

Welcome to our new set for the latest Jazz Cast! The spotlight is on the rhythm/harmony guitar reacting to the lead and melody lines for this week. We think you'll like it!

The songs: "I REMEMBER THAT ONE", "UNDER YOUR SPELL", "NUMBER ONE", "IN THAT MOONLIGHT" and "THIS IS JUST THE START". (C cosmic consciousness music)

Enjoy!

 

Mar 8, 2024

Welcome to our new episode of Lou's latest compositions and arrangements. This week we are featuring some emphasis on the lead sound by doubling and harmonizing the melody lines in some of these songs. We think you'll like it!

The titles: "DOUBLE DREAM", "OUTSTANDING WALK", "THIRD WALTZ", "CHAPTER, VERSE & BRIDGE" and "THAT LOOK".

Enjoy!

Mar 1, 2024

Welcome to our latest set of Lou"s original tunes & riffs for the new Jazz Cast! The spotlight for this week is once again++ on the lead guitar phrasing and melody lines over the changing harmonies and rhythm. We hope you like it!

The titles: A SIGN OF THE TIMES, SWEET MISS "T", STARSHINE PART II, FOUR ON THE FLOOR and TRUE AND BLUE.

Enjoy!

Feb 23, 2024

Welcome to the latest Jazz Cast which showcase the new melodies from Studio "V". We hope you like it!

The tunes: "WELCOME TO THE SHOW", "SONG FOR BIFF", "CLEAR THOUGHT" our feature song for this week: "IN THE STARS" and "LOOK UP AND LOOK AROUND!".

Enjoy!

Feb 16, 2024

Welcome to our new Jazz Cast featuring a blues attitude throughout the melodies and improvisations of Lou's newest compositions. Our feature song this week is "TAKE A LOOK". Hope you like it!

The songs: "STEADY & READY", "SOUNDS LIKE IT", "SPLENDID TIME" and our feature song, "TAKE A LOOK".

Enjoy!

Feb 9, 2024

Welcome to our latest Jazz Cast featuring Lou's newest songs & arrangements. This week's show features the rhythm guitar stepping up to join the melody and lead line throughout for a few tunes, question and answer style. We hope you like it!

The tunes: "OUT THERE TO BACK HERE", "THAT VOICE", "SIDE VIEWS", "STRAIGHT TO THE GATE"and "SEA OF CHANGES".

Enjoy!

Feb 2, 2024

Welcome to the latest Jazz Cast featuring the lead tones and melodies on Lou's phrasing and sounds for our new set. And be sure to check out the feature song for this week, "LARGE WORDS".

The titles: "ANOTHER ROOM", "THE SOUND SECRET", "CLEAR THOUGHT" and "LARGE WORDS".

Enjoy!

Jan 26, 2024

Welcome to the new Jazz Cast from Studio "V". We had a great time putting this latest set of Lou's compositions together including  our feature song, "STARSHINE & THE BLUES". Hope you like it!

The titles: "FANCY DANCIN'", "THAT MOUNTAIN DRIVE", "THE FOG SONG", "I KNOW YOU'RE SERIOUS" and "STARSHINE & THE BLUES".

Enjoy!

 

Jan 19, 2024

Welcome to our new Jazz Cast! The feature song this week is "BEAUTIFUL PLATEAU (PERUGIA)", with the spotlight on lead guitar jazz-tone-melody. We hope you like it!

The titles: "LET'S DO THAT", "THE BEAUTIFUL PLATEAU (PERUGIA)", "MAGIC WORDS" and "FOREVER NEW'

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan 12, 2024

Our new Jazz Cast is here and packed with 5 pieces of the latest music from Studio "V". This week's set starts off with our feature song "THE PRELUDE VERSION OF ENTER HERE AND THERE" and continues with question-answer and interplay between the lead and rhythm guitars. Hope you like it!    

The titles: THE PRELUDE VERSION OF ENTER HERE AND THERE (our feature song this week), THE BLUE FUGUE, THOSE MOONBEAMS WILL DO IT TO YOU, SECRET SOUND MESSAGE and YOU'LL BE CRYIN' THE BLUES THEN". (music courtesy of cosmic consciousness music co.2024)

Enjoy!

Jan 5, 2024

Welcome to the new episode from Studio "V" featuring jazz phrasing as the main ingredient in lead lines and rhythm guitar parts. We hope you like it!

The songs: "THE WHOLE STORY", "TWO FACES MOUNTAIN", "ENTER HERE AND THERE" and  in tribute to the recent passing our friend, Les McCann, "LES' GROOVE".

Enjoy! (compliments of cosmic consciousness music co)

Dec 29, 2023

Here's our latest set of original music from Studio "V"! This episode features clear-tone leads taking center stage with a strong rhythm guitar as the foundation. Hope you like it!

The titles: "A VOICE: DAYTIME VIEW", "A VOICE: NIGHTTIME VIEW", "SWEET AND MISTY", "THE LIGHT HEARTED MINSTREL" and "WHAT ABOUT THAT?".(courtesy of cosmic consciousness music co)

Enjoy!

Dec 22, 2023

Welcome to our latest Jazz Cast set where the rhythm guitar gets some feature pieces along with a solo or two. Four new compositions including our "feature song", "WE CAN HEAR IT!" make up our set list for this week. We do hope you like it!

The songs: "TRUE WORLD VERSION: STORY TELLER", "WEST TO EAST SIDE", "OUT LOUD THOUGHTS" and our feature song, "WE CAN HEAR IT!" (compliments of cosmic consciousness music)

Enjoy!

Dec 15, 2023

Our newest Jazz Cast uses a couple of different guitar sounds to play our latest compositions. Rhythm and strong melodies are the common thread for all are tunes this week. We had a blast recording it and hope you like it!

The songs: "THE STORY TELLER", "GETTING THERE IS THE FUN PART", "TWISTING AND TURNS" and "BEYOND THE RADAR". (compliments of cosmic consciousness music)

Enjoy!

Dec 8, 2023

Our latest Jazz Cast features a strong rhythm focused backdrop throughout with some long lead lines up front in the mix. Be sure to check out the interplay between the guitars on our feature tune, "BLUES CORRIDOR SEVEN". We hope you like it!

The tunes: "IN MOTION PART II", "THE DOUBLE TAKE", "OUR RIVERSIDE GROOVE" and "BLUES CORRIDOR SEVEN".(C COSMIC CONSCIOUSNESS MUSIC)

Enjoy!

Dec 1, 2023

Once again, we are featuring the latest 5 songs out of Studio "V" this week. Our showcase piece is called "THE QUICK CHANGE". We hope you like it! 

Hear the clear-tone guitar leads and rhythms on: "THAT'S SOME NICE MOVES", "WHEN YOU TALK THAT WAY", "UNCLE FRANK AND THE STREET BEAT"  and our feature piece, "THE QUICK MOVE".

Enjoy!

Nov 24, 2023

Welcome to our newest Jazz Cast featuring a call & answer between rhythm and lead guitars along with clear-tone melodies and rhythm. We think it's one of our best and hope you like it! 

The songs: "BUT HOW DO YOU REALLY FEEL ABOUT THAT?", "I LIKE THE WAY YOU SAY THAT", "IN MOTION", "YOU'RE THE DRIVER!" and our feature piece,  "WHISPER LOUD".

Enjoy!

Nov 17, 2023

We are happy to present our latest set of new music in this Jazz Cast. The songs feature a clear-tone lead over some percussive rhythm guitar harmony lines. We hope you like it!

The titles:"A SUBTLE OUTRAGE PART II", "THAT'S WHAT I MEAN", "IT'S JUST A FORMALITY", "COME ON IN" and "ASTRAL ISLAND THE VISION VERSION". (c/o cosmic consciousness music}

Enjoy!

Nov 10, 2023

Episode #220 features 5 new pieces with a spotlight on the interplay between rhythm and lead guitars. Pretty to straight-ahead grooves are the back drop for clear-tone phrasing melodies. We think you're going to like it! Enjoy!

The songs: "A QUIET THOUGHT", "YOU'RE AMAZING", "SO I'VE NOTICED", "A SUBTLE OUTRAGE" and our feature tune for this week, "BACK AT HOME". (all songs c/o cosmic consciousness music)

Enjoy!

Nov 3, 2023

Welcome to our latest set of new tunes from Studio "V"! This weeks show features songs with a more flowing & longer lead tone in the melody against a percussive rhythm guitar. We think you'll like it!

The titles: "THE RACE IS ON", "SUBLIME VIEW","THE 46TH STREET CAPER" and "SWEET 'N' SASSY".

Enjoy! 

Oct 27, 2023

Welcome to our new Jazz Cast featuring some lyrical melody lines against the backdrop of a strong rhythm pulse. And our feature song, "BEANER'S BLUES"We think you will like it!

The tunes: "THE COAST IS CLEAR", "A NEW TIMEPIECE", "MAY I HAVE THIS DANCE?" and "BEANER'S BLUES".

Enjoy!

Oct 20, 2023

Welcome to our latest set of tunes featuring clear-tone lead guitar melodies & rhythm. We had a blast recording this episode and really hope you like it!

The songs: "FANCY DANCING", "I TOLD YOU SO", "GRATEFUL YESTERDAY", "CITY SLICKER" and "THE BLUE FLOWER". courtesy of COSMIC CONSCIOUSNESS MUSIC CO 2023

Enjoy! 

Oct 13, 2023

Our new jazz cast is here and we are excited to play the latest release from Studio "V" focusing on the lead guitar's tone and phrasing. Also included is the new mysterious "WHO ARE YOU?", our feature song for this week.

The songs: LOVE DANCIN', TWICE AS MUCH, PERFECT VISION, THE VOICE OF REASON and our spotlight piece, WHO ARE YOU?

Enjoy!

Oct 6, 2023

Welcome to our new set of the latest music from Studio "V". Also included in this episode are two remixes and our "feature song", "TAKE THAT TRAIL".  We hope you like it! 

The songs: "A RUNNING START", " 'COUSTIC ISLAND", "THAT DARN DREAM", "IT'S ALREADY HEAR AND NOW", and "FOLLOW THAT TRAIL".

Enjoy!

Sep 29, 2023

Welcome to our latest set of original jazz pieces which feature a few different lead guitar tones to emphasize the melody statement. Hope you like it!

The tunes: "IT MUST BE THAT HAT", "TWO VIEW POINTS", "VARIATIONS ON THAT SPELL YOU DO" and "BUMPY RIDE SEQUENCE".

Enjoy!

Sep 22, 2023

Welcome to our latest set of new tunes and rhythms from Studio "V"! Included in this week's show is a feature song, "BLUE BOPPER", originally recorded on our "HEAR & NOW" album. Here's a new version highlighting sparkling melody lines and sharper rhythms. Also in the line up is a dedication to Lou's brother, Ronnie.We hope you like it!

The songs: "IN THE MOMENT..IN THE TIME", "ALL THESE DAYS & NIGHTS", "RIFFS FOR RONNIE" and "BLUE BOPPER-sparkle version".

Enjoy!

Sep 15, 2023

Welcome to our latest set of music from Studio "V" featuring the lead guitar sound and phrasing. Hope you like it!

Here are the songs: "AND FIRST YOU DANCE", "SHAKE IT UP", "DRAMA AND VARIATIONS" and "COMING YOUR WAY".

Enjoy!

Sep 8, 2023

A Blues attitude and clear melody lines and phrases are the back-drop for this weeks new set of Lou's original tunes. We hope you like it!

The titles for Episode #211: "SWING BOAT SONG", "CANYON SYMPHONY PARTS 1 & 2", "TRIPLE VISION" and "I JUST CAN'T WAIT".

Enjoy!

 

Sep 1, 2023

Clear-tone lead guitar sounds and phrasing are the the feature for this week's Jazz Cast.  Hear the nuance and pure tone on these new tunes:

"DON'T BE SCARED", "IN YOUR HEART", "AROUND EVERY CORNER", "AHEAD OF THE GAME" and "BOULEVARD BLUE".

We hope you like it. Enjoy!

Aug 25, 2023

Episode #209 is here and we are happy to have a new version of "ASTRAL ISLAND" included in the set. Jazz harmonies and pulsing rhythms make a nice backdrop for the clear-tone guitar lead sounds. Hope you like it! 

The songs: "ASTRAL ISLAND-THE GLIDE VERSION", "A STAR SHINE NIGHT", "DO THAT DANCE YOU DO" and "A RIDE AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD".

Enjoy!

Aug 18, 2023

Welcome to our latest Jazz Cast! Clear-tone guitar and strong rhythm are the back drop for our set of Lou's new tunes and arrangements. Hope you like it!

The songs: "LOOKS GOOD ON YOU", "DESTINATION AHEAD", "YOU KNOW WHEN YOU GOT IT", "HEAR THAT ALL OVER" and "SUNSET DRIVING AT TWILIGHT". 

Enjoy!

Aug 11, 2023

This weeks Jazz Cast features the rhythm in the lead and chord guitars. Spotlight on the inter-play of two guitars for our latest set. Hope you like it!

Hear what we mean on: "YOU ARE OUTRAGEOUS", "NIGHT TIME FALLING", "NICE STYLE", "jang jang ji jang DECOY" and "THE CHITTER AND THE CHATTER".

Enjoy! 

Aug 4, 2023

Welcome to our latest set of all new music from Studio "V". We are again featuring new melodies and grooves in a double guitar format. One piece uses two different lead guitar sounds switching off in the middle of the tune. Hope you like it!

The songs: 1-"A TURN OF EVENTS", 2-"YOU'RE ALREADY DOING IT", 3-"IN YOUR LANE", 4-"DISTANT TRAVELER" and our feature composition, 5-"THE TWO STORIES".

Enjoy!

Jul 28, 2023

This latest jazz Cast features part two of our newest compositions. We hope you start to tap your toes before the end of the first tune!

The songs: NICE TO MEET YOU, RIFFIN' ON A DREAM, TIME KEEPS ON TICKING, VARIATIONS ON THE MOMENT and MOUNTAIN MOVES.

Enjoy! 

Jul 21, 2023

Our latest Episode feature's Lou's clear-tone sounds playing the new tunes from Studio "V"'s jazz, samba, blues book. We hope you like it!

The songs: "OPENING LINES", "AT THE PARADISE GRILL", "FLOWERS & THE MOON" and "IT'S PERFECTLY CLEAR".

Enjoy!

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