I compose, arrange, play guitars, bass, keyboards, rap, sing.. I just do my thing.. I played in the well known SF bay area fusion band CLOUDS in the 70s.. and before the days of all this bling I spent 2 years in the late 70s with THE DAVID LA FLAMME BAND touring the states.. sex drugs rock and roll.. had it all.. EVERYTHING.. but I wouldn't trade for what I got now.. my own way.. my own music.. my own thing..
an award winning composer of chamber music with university honors and published and recorded compositions, I am a jazz musician.. I've played with, among others, woody shaw, jon hendricks, julian priester and mike nock.. I'm no longer a classic cover tune or mainstream jazz artist, rather a jazz musician who believes in world music as trane did.. seeking to blend many genres into a fresh and innovative style of jazz..
after many years on the axe I've finally done a 2nd CD showing my style.. RAPSTER GUITARS IT.. 2.. 12 original songs and collabs featuring syntopia, margot du bois and TLT50.. order here direct:
all you guitar lovers should buy these 2 CDs from one of the most innovative guitarists on the net..
no tired "licks" here.. :-)
thanks for your interest in my music :-)
joe nickerson aka rapster aka nicky quick..
you can hear most of my 100+ songs on
COMMENTS: (thank you most kindly) :-)
"theres no one I know can do what you do with a piece of music"
"GDay Brother.... All the best to you! You are definitely a musical mastermind.....with an ingenius sense of melody & crazy mad skills on the guitar!"
"Incredible guitar playing, solos are out of this world! Blows my mind...great production and excellent song. You have taken things to a whole new level...."
"THE DUKE.. what gets me is your guitar playing..MAN i wish to meet you one day and have you Line-Me-out on the guitar lines. Online would not help me, have to be in person. I hope to have the money one day to come see you, shake your hand and play some music with you. I think your the best guitar player online! AWESOME PLAYING BRO!!!!!!!!!!"
grew up in "project soul" in vallejo, CA (pre-confunkshun band). later jazz guitar with a few big names (my favorite, woody shaw).
gigging around switzerland is like trying to find
a drink at AA, but still sometimes I get to play
jb, sly stone, john coltrane, , tupac..
CD "rapster guitar it.. 2" available on CD Baby..
Cd Baby has this to say aboutmy music: "an impressive and innovative blend of many genres.."