“As a guitarist, he is a virtuoso – innovative and daring!” George Russell

Presently residing in the Boston area, guitarist and composer Gregg Ramsey is a certified teacher and a leading authority on the Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization (Copyright ~ George Russell http://www.georgerussell.com/) LCCTO. As an Assistant to George Russell from 1986 to 2009 he conducted musical analysis (based on LCCTO), music transcription and editing on Volume II of his book, The Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization and the first revision of his ground breaking 1953 book, The Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization.  Additionally, Mr. Ramsey acted as a Teaching Assistant for Georges course on  LCCTO at The New England Conservatory of Music. He also attended classes at Longy School of Music and The New England Conservatory of Music. And performed on Ben Schwendeners CDs (Industrial Folk Music and Apfelshaun) http://benschwendener.com/.

  • Teaching private guitar lessons on diverse jazz, rock and rhythm techniques.

While living in Los Angeles, Gregg went to The Guitar Institute of Technology G.I.T. in Hollywood, CA.  1983-1984. Studying with Joe Diorio, Joe Pass, Howard Roberts, Ron Eschete and Les Wise. Privately he studied with percussionist Dave Rush (Cal Arts), 1979, studied with Ed Mann, longtime Frank Zappa percussionist and teacher at Cal Arts; and studied with Frank Gambale, guitar technique specialist (guitarist with Chick Corea).

Further, he has performed in Michigan, California and Massachusetts, executing a unique playing style that could be compared to a cross between Frank Zappa, Steve Vai, Frank Gambali, Jimi Hendrix, Jaco Pastorius, John Coltrane and Eric Dolphy. He has created music for orchestra, ensembles, bands, and video.

“The Stack” is a composition Gregg composed while living in L.A.:

  • The Stack / 1987 – The Stack is a Los Angeles layered freeway intersection as seen on many television shows (mostly in the 1960’s and 1970’s). Gregg chose this landmark as a dedication to the city of Los Angeles. Composed by Gregg Ramsey, sequenced on a JXAP synth by Ben Schwendener and Gregg Ramsey.

     

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