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 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. 

May 22, 2020

Lou talks about the group in the studio, where the band is featured on his arrangement of "Go To My Head".

Also highlighted in this episode are a few rousing and rhythmic new compositions. One blues tune is built on a strong bass line for the groove. Hope you like it!

May 15, 2020

Lou previews the new version of his "Seriously", which he wrote and produced after a week in the studio with Miles and Bassist Marcus Miller.

This episode starts off featuring rhythm and groove with a tribute to Brazilian percussionist, the late and great Dom Um Romao, soars through with some recent compositions and ends with Lou's most recent "Think About That". Enjoy!

May 8, 2020

Lou unveils his new song dedicated to the magic of living in Hollywood and the beautiful Laurel Canyon in L.A.

Hear about Lou's guitar feature during the Judy Collins Show. A song called "Fine Wine" is highlighted here.

Fresh new original songs are also featured along with his group of Bob Cranshaw on bass, Onaje on piano and Buddy Williams on the drums. Plus, an acoustic version Lou's soon to be released "A TO Z". Enjoy!

May 1, 2020

This new episode has Lou talking about his "discovery" of Big Bands when on the way home from his guitar lesson, he saw the great Maynard Ferguson playing with the big band at the Metropole on this tiny stage! A lasting impression was made. Right after that, Lou started studying arranging with some top arrangers around town.

Hear Jazz Guitar play orchestrations on multiple guitars to simulate the different horn sections in a big band. WE HOPE YOU LIKE IT!

Apr 24, 2020

Hear Lou talk about and perform music associated with and played by the great Cannonball Adderely. His music played an important role  on Lou's studies, and developing a tone and technique. Lou demonstrates how the saxophone master affected his playing and composing. A "feel good" groove was one of Cannon's trademarks. (And Miles had both Cannonball and Trane in his band at one time!)

Also, this episode includes some of Lou's latest compositions, many of which were truly influenced by the great alto saxophonist's sound and rhythm.

Plus a "live" and rousing up tempo of "Things".

Hope you enjoy!

Apr 17, 2020

Hear Lou play 10 snippets of his latest songs for an upcoming project along with a salute to one of his most influential mentors, Mc Coy Tyner. Different rhythms and harmonies are explored with various guitar tones to make this latest podcast truly special. We hope you like it!

Apr 10, 2020

This episode features Lou playing "clear tone" style on some of his songs from the past, a few spontaneous compositions arranged for two guitars, and a story about meeting and playing with guitar great, Larry Coryell. Hear Lou's new JAZZY "BLUES TO LARRY". Plus a solo take on his original "PRECIOUS JEWEL" Hope you like it!

Apr 3, 2020

More of Lou's recent compositions are on display along with originals and standards he recorded or played with 2 of his favorite former employers: Chaka Khan and Herbie Mann. Hear Lou talk about and play music from his time at the iconic Atlantic Records recording studio. He got to know and play for the great producer Arif Mardin while working at Atlantic. Enjoy the set!

Mar 27, 2020

This latest episode presents Lou's latest writings in sketch form along with a totally orchestrated master recording. The sketches demonstrate the different grooves and rhythms of these harmonically rich new tunes. Enjoy!

Mar 20, 2020

Hear Lou play PART 2 of his JAZZ GUITAR AND BLUESY new songs. A strong tone and a solo-istic approach to the melody statement gives these tunes a new twist and vibrant color. Enjoy!

Mar 13, 2020

This episode features melodies and"heads" or lead lines performed with a feeling of playing a solo rather than a rigid statement of the melody. 

Lou performs some of his latest compositions with this concept in mind while demonstrating a soulful portrayal of these new songs.

Also included are a few brand new renditions of some of Lou's tunes which were released on previous recordings. Enjoy.

Mar 6, 2020

GUITAR VOICES ON ORIGINAL AND CLASSIC COMPOSITIONS are featured in this week's new episode. Hear Lou play solo guitar versions of some standards along with refreshing new takes of previously released and soon to be released renditions of his own tunes and riffs! 

Feb 28, 2020

Spontaneous renditions of these original and classic songs meet studio/arranged versions showing the different attitudes of these 2 methods of performance. Sometimes the "off the cuff" recordings are more powerful than the thought out, pre-determined ones. Plus, a few new compositions added to the mix. Hope you enjoy!

Feb 21, 2020

This new episode continues last week's format with PART 2 of BLUESY-JAZZY Guitar renditions of Lou's latest compositions featuring demos and their Master versions as he introduces excerpts from the soon-to-be released "BEFORE AND AFTER" album on Jazz Guitar Records.

A few new songs are also performed with a look back at a Herbie Mann classic groove from when he was writing and playing for the great flutist.

Hope you like it!

Feb 14, 2020

Guitarist Lou Volpe takes you on a tour of demos to Masters of his latest creations showing original demo versions and the evolution to final Masters. Different Contemporary and Latin rhythms are used to make unique and strong grooves for the soon to be released "BEFORE AND AFTER" and beyond. Enjoy!