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Vintage Guitar Review

Check out the "Live at the Cat's Eye" review in Vintage Guitar Magazine:

View a pdf containing the review »

Six String Experience

Carl just set up a new web site dedicated to all things guitar.

Check out “Six String Experience: News, Tips, Tricks, Reviews and advice about all things guitar” for lessons with Carl and more!

View Carl's lesson on “The Real Blues Note” »

“Carl breaks down Blue Entrance” lesson »

Carl's Mel Bay Book My NEW book, “Rock Fusion Improvising” (Mel Bay Publications) was listed as one of the “Top 25 Books and DVDs you must have!” in Guitar One Magazine. Robben Ford, Vic Juris (Mel Bay), Greg Koch (a Fenders endorser also) and many others have made the list.

Now available at Guitar Center! Or purchase my book directly from Geometric Records.

Rock/Fusion Improvising in Japanese

“Rock/Fusion” Improvising has been released in Japan and thanks to Mel Bay Publications for making this happen! The printing is wonderful and I continue to receive e-mails from fans all over the world.

Randy Runyon—Animal Zoo

Check out Randy Runyon and Animal Zoo featuring special guests Dennis Chambers, Mike Pope and yours truly. Dennis and I are on “Letter Two.” Thanks for the 5 star reviews on itunes — we really appreciate it! Check it out and feel free to write a review, we can always use more.

Letter Two (MP3)

  Check out some great (and not so great!) videos on YouTube of the Jimi Jazz Band, and early stuff featuring Dennis Chambers on drums. Some are in High Definition and feature my students. Check out Tyler Bartram and Kevin Nolan on soulmelonband. Kevin is playing a killing version of Giant Steps with us.
I Got Your Mantra

Check out some clips from Carl’s latest release, “I Got Your Mantra” on Art of Life Records. (Art of Life AL1029-2)

Carl Filipiak & the Jimi Jazz Band and Art of Life Records are extremely proud to introduce Carl’s album featuring 10 new tracks of Hendrix inspired music. Produced by “Grammy Nominated” John Grant.

Here’s the lineup:
Carl Filipiak: Acoustic & Electric Guitars
Dennis Chambers: Drums
John Thomakos: Drums
Steve Zerlin: Electric Bass, Vocals

You can check out a full-length clip on Carl’s MySpace page!


To purchase MP3 digital downloads of any tracks from “I Got Your Mantra”, please click here.

  To purchase MP3 digital downloads of any tracks from Carl Filipiak's six previous studio recordings, please click here.

Carl and the Jimi Jazz Band appeared on “Miles of Music’’ with Bob Miles ...
June 2, 2009 — Carl and the band had a great time performing for Bob Miles on June 2. We played a few tunes live in the studio and our taped show appeared on channel 36 in Los Angeles, California! Thanks, Bob!

Miles of Music (Formerly, World of Guitar) is a syndicated program featuring some great guitarists, and is now airing on 14 separate cable systems throughout the USA, including MIND TV (Formerly, WYBE) in Philadelphia (2.7 million).

Vintage Guitar, April 2008 issue

“I Got Your Mantra” received a full page article in the April 2008 issue of Vintage Guitar magazine! It includes excerpts from a great interview with Carl and a cool review of the new album. Thanks!

View a pdf of the review. (pdf format)

Vintage Guitar “I Got Your Mantra ” by Carl Filipiak and the Jimi Jazz Band has received a great review in the March 2008 issue of Vintage Guitar Magazine. Download a pdf here. Thanks!
Better Living Through MP3

Ken Micallef gave IGYM an excellent review in his blog “Better Living Through MP3” in November. Read more here >>

Thanks, Ken!

  Carl's CDs are now available for sale on Check it out!
iTunes web image Carl’s studio albums are now available online worldwide for purchasing via digital downloading as individual tracks and/or full release from places such as Apple’s iTunes Store, RealNetworks RHAPSODY, Emusic, Napster, Verizon V-Cast (Mobile),, Microsoft MSN Music Store, Sony Connect, OD2 and many more! All six studio albums are ready to download in high quality digital format.

Check out the iTunes music store.

  “14-15-16” by Carl Filipiak and the Jimi Jazz Band is now being featured as a Download of the Day at The Carl Filipiak Group is #10 in Jazz Downloads at All About Jazz

Check it out!
WTMD web site A big ”Thank You” to Mike Matthews from WTMD for playing ”A Day in the Life” and ”Francesca” from IGYM on his show daily.

Very cool and thanks for your support!

Disk Union—Japan

“I Got Your Mantra” was reviewed for Japanese audiences on the Disk Union web site! Thanks for the great comments from our friend in Japan!

Read an English translation here.

Carl's videos from Jeff Eline

Check out some cool videos of Carl and friends jamming, courtesy of Jeff Eline.

You can also catch some new videos of Carl on

Carl's MySpace page Check out Carl’s new MySpace page and listen to some cool tracks, find show dates, or send him a message.
Hotel Real Music Hotel Real Music

Check out Carl’s updated lessons pages with new Intermediate lessons and free mp3 audio example to download.

Included in this section is some of Carl’s original music transcribed by John McGann.

Two new songs just added: “2PM” & “One For Wes!”

“Carl Filipiak is one serious cat…great sound, a dynamic style,
and killer chops…”
—All About Jazz


Carl Filipiak: guitar

Mike Pope: bass

Paul Hannah: sax

Frank Young: drums

and special guest:

Dennis Chambers





©2005 Carl Filipiak