I’d have to say that Jake Cinninger might just be the best guitar player on the scene right now, at least in terms of raw skills. Certainly one of the best, anyway. And a nice guy to boot, with virtually zero ego. I’m blown away by the breadth of this guy’s skill set. He can do virtually anything on the instrument. I have to admit that UM is not totally my cup of tea, but I can’t say enough about this guy as a guitar player, not to mention his partner in crime, Brendan Bayless. Particularly fascinating to hear him talk about UM’s approach to improvisation.
Check out this 50-minute interview.