Savvy guitarists are always looking for melodic inspiration from sources other than guitar players. So anyone who digs beautiful jazz motifs and soaring single-note lines should check out the brand-new album by flutist — and Guitar Player's awesome web manager — Ragan Whiteside.

This is no favor for a co-worker, BTW. Treblemaker is Ragan's fourth album, and she's an accomplished player, a musically sensitive producer, and a fantastic songwriter. In fact, I just received Treblemaker today, and the bouyant, funky strut of her grooves — as well as the sweet tone and melodicism of her playing — had me grabbing my guitar to try out some of my own funky-sophisticated-cool licks. See for yourself...

 

Intro

(Dennis Johnson, Ragan Whiteside, and Corey Johnson)

 

Corey’s Bop

(Dennis Johnson / Bob Baldwin / Ragan Whiteside)

December Soul (SESAC), Funky Onion Music (SESAC), Raw Groove (SESAC) Produced by Dennis Johnson

Ragan Whiteside – flute

Dennis Johnson – keyboards / drum programming

Bob Baldwin – keyboards

 

Early Arrival

(Ragan Whiteside / Bob Baldwin)

Raw Groove (SESAC), Funky Onion Music (SESAC) Produced by Bob Baldwin and Ragan Whiteside Ragan Whiteside – flute

Kim Waters – saxophones

Bob Baldwin – keyboards

Derek Scott - guitar

Richard Harrison - drums

 

By the Moonlight

(Dennis Johnson / Bob Baldwin)

December Soul (SESAC), Funky Onion Music (SESAC) Produced by Dennis Johnson and Bob Baldwin Ragan Whiteside – flute

Dennis Johnson – keyboards / drum programming Bob Baldwin – Keyboard

 

The Sun Came Up

(Ragan Whiteside)

Raw Groove (SESAC)

Arranged and Produced by Bob Baldwin

Ragan Whiteside – flute

Bob Baldwin – keyboards

Dennis Johnson - keyboards / drum programming

 

Let’s Do This (ft. Tom Browne)

(Ragan Whiteside / Bob Baldwin)

Raw Groove (SESAC), Funky Onion

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