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The Guitarist's Palette: Volume I - Diatonic Scales is officially avaialable for purchase. Ask for it at your local bookstore or purchase at Amazon or Barnes & Nobel.

"This book is very very well written, it is easy to follow and will most certainly improve your playing. His method combines two traditional styles of learning into a more modern effective way of learning. While this book will help you get better at guitar it will also help you to understand what you are playing, and how everything relates to each other in a way that will improve your fluidity on the guitar, and any other instrument for that matter." - Amazon Review

The M-Tet's "VAMP, Oakland" made fleamarketfunk.com's "Best of 2016 list!"

"Back with their strongest effort to date, The M-Tet score big on this 45 and their collaboration with Detroit’s Funk Night Records. Another indie label that is slaying with the releases, this hard hitting record was a favorite for us here from the first needle drop. Continuing on with the tradition of funky ass bands and records out of the Bay Area, The M-tet push forward as one of the best funk bands around. From the first note to the last, this heavy side is just that, heavy brothers and sisters. Dig and play loud."

About

Joe Baer Magnant grew up in a small town in Vermont where he was a self-taught guitarist starting at the age of five. He later studied formally at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Over the years he has toyed with rock, blues, folk, world, jazz, and soul music, gradually defining a unique sound that lies somewhere between the lines. He is also a very active music instructor that keeps a steady of rotation of 30-40 students a week of all ages and abilities. Currently, he performs solo, in a trio with Chris Lujan (bass) and Michael Reed, with his four-piece Joe Baer Magnant Group, and the classic soul/R&B band, The M-Tet. Musical influences include Bill Frisell, Grant Green, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, and Mulatu Astatke. He is also the author of The Guitarist's Palette series of method books.

The Joe Baer Magnant Group - "These guys have found a very special space of their own – which they occupy beautifully.” (Dusty Groove, May, 2016). In an exciting unification of rhythm and harmonic exploration, The Joe Baer Magnant Group cultivates a consistently entertaining performance that weaves through the sounds of jazz, funk, soul, blues, world, folk, and country without many listeners even noticing they have moved from one to another. Magnant, who has been recording for various labels including Lugnut Brand Records, Funk Night Records, and his own Old Tom Foolery label, plays with a raw sound not found in many of today’s jazz guitarists. That roughness, similar to the early fusion Gary Burton albums of the late 60s, balanced with his fine-tuned studies exemplified his recently published guitar method book, The Guitarist’s Palette, makes for a sound that can be appreciated by jazz-heads and indie and alternative listeners alike. Accompanied by Tony Capriccio on electric piano, Chris Lujan on bass, and Michael Reed on drums, be prepared for what Blues Bunny Reviews calls “an uplifting musical experience."

Discography

• Three Baby Cuffss w/ The M-Tet, Where Did Our Pride Go (Raza Del Soul RAZA-001, 45, Digital) 2017

• Joe Baer Magnant Group, Trois Gnossiennes (Old Tom Foolery OTF-3102, Digital, CD) 2017

• Capriccio, Magnant & Associattes, Local Government Victory (Lugnut Brand Records LBR-4507, 45) 2017

• The M-Tet, Long Play (Lugnut Brand Records LBR-3303, LP, CD, Digital) 2017

• Joe Baer Magnant Group, Liminal Spaces (Old Tom Foolery OTF-3301, 33rpm LP, Digital, CD) 2016

• The M-Tet, Sals•U•Sav (Lugnut Brand Records LBR-4506, 45) 2016

• The M-Tet, VAMP, Oakland (Funk Night Records FNR-061, 45) 2016

• The M-Tet, Finger Poppin' Time! (Lugnut Brand Records LBR-3302, Digital) 2015

• The Edomites, Balisong (Aklasan Records) 2015 (Mastering)

• The M-Tet, Express Yourself (Funk Night Records FNR-055, 45) 2015

• The M-Tet, Mike's New Adidas (Lugnut Brand Records LBR-4505, 45)2015

• Joe Baer Magnant Group,  Traces (Old Tom Foolery Records OTF CD3100, Digital, CD) 2014

• The M-Tet, Hot Buttered Rum! (Lugnut Brand Records LBR-3301, Digital) 2014

• The M-Tet, Number One (Lugnut Brand Records LBR-4504, 45) 2014

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"These guys have found a very special space of their own – which they occupy beautifully. A really strong sense of tone that takes us back to the important Gary Burton albums on RCA. Magnant's guitar opens with these wonderful harmonic lines, which are echoed by the Fender Rhodes of Tony Capriccio – and given subtle rhythmic support by Chris Lujan on bass and Michael Reed on drums – as they allow the songs to unfold with both soul and grace."

- Dusty Groove (05/2016)

"Joe Baer Magnant makes his guitar walk the virtuosity walk with understated fluency. An uplifting musical experience."

- Blues Bunny Reviews (03/2016)

"The M-Tet have shaped themselves as one of the premier funk bands out today."

- Flea Market Funk (07/2016)

"They are authentic with the groove and their music and have become a force to be reckoned with in this music game. We love to champion the little guys (who may not be little guys for too long), so keep an eye on this crew."

- Flea Market Funk (01/2017)

“People love the old-school so much, they make new music that sounds like the old-school. Yes! They just wanna blow your mind with some old-school funk! How ‘bout that?!”

- Ricky Vincent (of KPFA's “History Of Funk”)

"The M-Tet does a great job of doing it and making it sound good. ...In their own lane with creating original compositions in an era where so many things are remakes or most are going for a popular sound."

- Hot Peas And Butta (03/2015)

"Ouch! Hot Fiyah alert! It’s evident that they are on to something... Now in the meantime, make some room in your record box."

- DJ Prestige, Flea Market Funk

"With a music industry where we are forced to listen to mindless dribble everywhere we turn, it’s great to hear the fresh sounds. Full of soul sugar, these fly dudes lay down some soul jazz that’s good for your soul."

- Heavy Soul Brutha Music

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2017

05.11 8:00pm - Cigar Bar - San Francisco, CA - Joe Baer Magnant Group

05.06 9:30pm - Cafe Van Kleef - Oakland, CA - The M-Tet (Residency)

04.26 8:00pm - Cigar Bar - San Francisco, CA - Joe Baer Magnant Group

04.23 6:30pm - The Big Easy - Petaluma, CA - Joe Baer Magnant Group

04.22 TBApm - The Legionnaire - San Francisco, CA - The M-Tet

04.15 9:00pm - The Royale - San Francisco, CA - Joe Baer Magnant Group

04.01 9:30pm - Cafe Van Kleef - Oakland, CA - The M-Tet (Residency)

03.24 8:00pm - Rose Pistola - San Francisco, CA - Joe Baer Magnant Trio, w/ Chris Lujan & Michael Reed

03.18 6:00pm - Pops - San Francisco, CA - The M-Tet Vinyl Party

03.04 9:30pm - Cafe Van Kleef - Oakland, CA - The M-Tet (Residency)

02.11 8:00pm - Jupiter - Berkeley, CA - Joe Baer Magnant Trio, w/ Chris Lujan & Michael Reed

02.09 8:00pm - The Cigar Bar - San Francisco, CA - Joe Baer Magnant Trio, w/ Chris Lujan & Michael Reed

02.04 9:30pm - Cafe Van Kleef - Oakland, CA - The M-Tet - RECORD RELEASE SHOW/PARTY

01.13 9:00pm - The Royale - San Francisco, CA - Joe Baer Magnant (Band TBA)

01.12 8:00pm - The Cigar Bar - San Francisco, CA - Joe Baer Magnant (Band TBA)

01.07 9:30pm - Cafe Van Kleef - Oakland, CA - The M-Tet (Residency)

2016

12.23 9:00pm - The Uptown - Oakland, CA - SOUL POWER | JB Tribute w/ Adrian Younge, Shortkut, & The M-Tet

12.10 7:00pm - Octopus Literary Salon - Oakland, CA - The Joe Baer Magnant Group

12.08 8:00pm - Cigar Bar - San Francisco - San Francisco, CA - The Joe Baer Magnant Group

12.07 9:30pm - Boom Boom Room - San Francisco - The M-Tet w/ Dr. Mojo

12.03 9:30pm - Cafe Van Kleef - Oakland, CA - The M-Tet (Residency)

11.05 9:30om - Cafe Van Kleef - Oakland, CA - The M-Tet (Residency)

10.28 9:00pm - The Royale - San Francisco, CA - The Joe Baer Magnant Group

10.22 3:00pm - Dave's Record Shop - Berkeley, CA - The Joe Baer Magnant Group In Store Performance!

10.01 9:30pm - Cafe Van Kleef - Oakland, CA - The M-Tet (Residency)

09.29 8:00pm - Cigar Bar - San Francisco - San Francisco, CA - The Joe Baer Magnant Group

09.09 9:00pm - The Legionnaire - Oakland, CA - The M-Tet (w/ The Gentlemen Amateurs, The Mission Seven) Record Release Party!

09.17 8:00pm - Jupiter - Berkeley, CA - The Joe Baer Magnant Group

09.03 9:30pm - Cafe Van Kleef - Oakland, CA - The M-Tet (Residency)

08.06 9:30pm - Cafe Van Kleef - Oakland, CA - The M-Tet (Residency)

07.09 9:30pm - The Legionnaire - Oakland, CA - The M-Tet with No Lovely Thing w/ Melissa Jones and Classy Touch!

07.02 9:30pm - Cafe Van Kleef - Oakland, CA - The M-Tet (Residency)

06.16 8:00pm - Forbidden Islan - Alameda, CA - The M-Tet

06.09 8:00pm - Cigar Bar - San Francisco, CA - The M-Tet

06.04 9:30pm - Cafe Van Kleef - Oakland, CA - The M-Tet (Residency)

05.21 2:00pm - Down Home Records - El Cerrito, CA - Joe Baer Magnant Group In-store performance!

05.20 8:00pm - Jupiter - Berkeley, CA - The M-Tet

05.14 3:00pm - Champion Sound Records - Oakland, CA - Joe Baer Magnant Group In-store performance!

05.12 8:00pm - Cigar Bar - San Francisco, CA - The M-Tet

05.07 9:30pm - Cafe Van Kleef - Oakland, CA - The M-Tet (Residency)

05.06 5:30pm - Drake's (First Friday!) - San Leadro, CA - The M-Tet

04.30 9:00pm - Rose Pistola - San Francisco, CA - Joe Baer Magnant Trio (with Chris Lujan and Michael Reed)

04.29 9:00pm - Cafe Royale - San Francisco, CA - Joe Baer Magnant Group

04.22 6:30pm - Off The Grid (Fort Mason) - San Francisco, CA - The M-Tet

04.09 8:00pm - Jupiter - Berkeley CA - Joe Baer Magnant Group

04.02 8:30pm - Cafe Van Kleef - Oakland, CA - The M-Tet (Residency)

04.01 8:00pm - Vamp Records - Oakland, CA - Joe Baer Magnant Group In-store performance of Liminal Spaces!

03.17 8:00pm - Cigar Bar - San Francisco, CA - The M-Tet

03.18 7:00pm - 89.5FM KPOO - San Francisco, CA - On Air Interview about Liminal Spaces

03.12 8:00pm - Octopus Literary Salon - Oakland, CA - Joe Baer Magnant Group - Album release show/party!

03.10 8:00pm - Cigar Bar - San Francisco, CA - Joe Baer Magnant Group

03.05 9:30pm - Cafe Van Kleef - Oakland, CA - The M-Tet (Residency)

03.04 9:00pm - Vamp Records - Oakland, CA - The M-Tet (Vamp 3rd Anniversary Show)

02.18 8:00pm - Cigar Bar - San Francisco, CA - Joe Baer Magnant Group

02.06 9:30pm - Cafe Van Kleef - Oakland, CA - The M-Tet (Residency)

01.28 8:00pm - Cigar Bar - San Francisco, CA - Joe Baer Magnant Group

2015

12.18 8:00pm - Jupiter - Berkeley, CA - The M-Tet

12.05 9:30pm - Cafe Van Kleef - Oakland, CA - The M-Tet (Residency)

11.21 3:00pm - NIAD Art Center - Richmond, CA - The M-Tet ($10)

11.13 8:00pm - Jupiter - Berkeley, CA - Joe Baer Magnant Group

11.07 8:00pm - Cafe Van Kleef - Oakland, CA - The M-Tet (Residency)

10.30 9:00pm - Cafe Royale - San Francisco, CA - Joe Baer Magnant w/ Chris Lujan & Michael Reed

10.29 8:00pm - El Rio - San Francisco, CA - The M-Tet

10.17 9:00pm - Octopus Literary Salon - Oakland, CA - Joe Baer Magnant (Solo), Trio, and Group

08.04 8:00pm - Doc's Lab - San Francisco, CA - Joe Baer Magnant Group w/ The Hexaphonics

09.17 8:00pm - Cigar Bar - San Francsico, CA - Joe Baer Magnant Group

09.12 2:00pm - Drake's Barrelhouse - Joe Baer Magnant (with Chris Lujan and Michael Reed)

09.10 8:00pm - Cigar Bar - San Francsico, CA - The M-Tet

09.05 9:30pm - Cafe Van Kleef - Oakland, CA - The M-Tet (Residency)

09.04 5:30pm - Drake's Barrelhouse - San Leandro, CA - The M-Tet

09.03 7:30pm - Drake's Dealership - Oakland, CA - The M-Tet

08.27 8:00pm - Cigar Bar - San Francsico, CA - Joe Baer Magnant Group

08.13 9:00pm - Elbo Room - San Francisco, CA - The M-Tet w/ KC & The Live Revolution

07.23 8:00pm - Cigar Bar - San Francsico, CA - Joe Baer Magnant Group

07.08 8:00pm - Cigar Bar - San Francsico, CA - The M-Tet

06.13 9:30pm - Rose Pistola - San Francisco, CA - Joe Baer Magnant w/ Chris Lujan & Michael Reed

06.12 9:00pm - The Royale - San Francisco, CA - Joe Baer Magnant w/ Chris Lujan & Michael Reed

06.11 8:00pm - Cigar Bar - San Francsico, CA - Joe Baer Magnant Group

05.14 8:00pm - Cigar Bar - San Francsico, CA - Joe Baer Magnant Group

05.09 1:00pm - Capone's Speakeasy - Alameda, CA - The M-Tet

05.08 8:00pm - Jupiter - Berekeley, CA - The M-Tet

05.07 6:30pm - Off The Grid • Upper Haight, San Francisco - The M-Tet

04.16 6:30pm - Off The Grid • Oakland, CA - The M-Tet

04.10 9:00pm - Live Interview on 89.5FM KPOO Radio - w/ Chris Lujan of The M-Tet

04.09 8:00pm - Cigar Bar - San Francsico, CA - Joe Baer Magnant Group

04.04 9:00pm - Cafe Van Kleef • Oakland, CA - The M-Tet (Residency)

04.04 9:00pm - Off The Grid • Concord, CA - The M-Tet

04.03 8:00pm - Drake's • San Leandro, CA - The M-Tet

03.29 9:30pm - Cafe Van Kleef (Residency) • Oakland - The M-Tet

03.22 9:30pm - Cafe Van Kleef (Residency) • Oakland - The M-Tet w/ Rachel Mae & The Havens

03.21 8:00pm - Jupiter • Berkeley, CA - Joe Baer Magnant Group

03.15 9:30pm - Cafe Van Kleef (Residency) • Oakland - The M-Tet

03.14 8:00pm - Rose Pistola • San Francisco, CA - Joe Baer Magnant Group

03.08 9:30pm - Cafe Van Kleef (Residency) • Oakland - The M-Tet

03.01 9:30pm - Cafe Van Kleef (Residency) • Oakland - The M-Tet

02.13 9:00pm - Cafe Royale • San Francisco, CA - The M-Tet

02.12 8:00pm - Cigar Bar • San Francisco, CA - Joe Baer Magnant Group

01.24 9:00pm - Cafe Royale • San Francisco, CA - Joe Baer Magnant Group

01.16 8:00pm - Jupiter • Berkeley, CA - The M-Tet

01.08 8:00pm - Cigar Bar • San Francisco, CA - Joe Baer Magnant Group

01.04 6:00pm - The Panama • San Rafael, CA - Joe baer Magnant

2014

12.04 8:00pm - Cigar Bar • San Francisco, CA - Joe Baer Magnant Group

11.21 6:00pm - Drake's Barrelhouse • San Leandro, CA - With Tony Capriccio (Guitar/Keys Duo)

11.07 6:00pm - Drake's Barrelhouse (First Friday Festival) • San Leandro, CA

11.01 8:00pm - Starry Plough (East Bay Soul Stomp) • Berkeley, CA - The M-Tet

10.18 8:00pm - Capone's Speakeasy • Alameda, CA - The M-Tet

10.11 8:00pm - Jupiter • Berkeley, CA - Joe Baer Magnant Group

10.10 6:00pm - Drake's Barrelhouse • San Leandro, CA - With Chris Lujan (Guitar/Bass Duo)

10.03 9:00pm - Legionnaire • Oakland, CA - The M-Tet

09.18 8:00pm - Cigar Bar - San Francisco, CA - Joe Baer Magnant Group

09.16 9:00pm - The Boom Boom Room - San Francisco, CA - The M-Tet

09.13 1:00pm - Vamp Records • Oakland, CA - The M-Tet

08.30 9:00pm - Cafe Royale • San Francisco, CA - Joe Baer Magnant Group

08.29 8:00pm - Kuumbwa Jazz Center • Santa Cruz, CA - The M-Tet

08.21 8:00pm - Cigar Bar • San Francisco, CA - Joe Baer Magnant Group

08.16 9:00pm - Cafe Royale • San Francisco, CA - The M-Tet

07.19 8:00pm - Starry Plough • Berkeley, CA - The M-Tet

06.29 4:00pm - Easy Bay Beat Swap Meet • Berkeley, CA - The M-Tet

06.26 8:00pm - Amnesia • San Francisco, CA - The M-Tet (Mods Vs. Rockers)

06.22 3:00pm - The Surf Spot • Pacifica, CA - The M-Tet

06.22 8:00pm - Cigar Bar • San Francisco, CA - Joe Baer Magnant Group

06.14 9:00pm - Cafe Royale • San Francisco, CA - Joe Baer Magnant Group ALBUM RELEASE SHOW

05.22 8:00pm - Cigar Bar • San Francisco, CA - Joe Baer Magnant Group

05.15 9:00pm - Amnesia • San Francisco, CA - The M-Tet

05.10 8:00pm - Jupiter • Berkeley, CA - Joe Baer Magnant Group

04.26 9:00pm - Souleros Ball • San Jose, CA - The M-Tet

04.11 9:00pm - Cafe Royale • San Francisco, CA - The M-Tet

04.10 8:00pm - Cigar Bar • San Francisco, CA - Joe Baer Magnant Group

03.08 8:00pm - Starry Plough • Berkeley, CA - The M-Tet (East Bay Soul Stomp w/ Baby & The Luvies and The Ironsides)

02.71 9:00pm - Amnesia • San Francisco, CA - The M-Tet

02.21 9:00pm - Jupiter • Berkeley, CA - The M-Tet

02.18 6:00pm - Hotel Utah • San Francisco, CA - Joe Baer Magnant Group

02.16 6:00pm - Panama • San Rafael, CA - Joe Baer Magnant Group

01.30 8:00pm - Jupiter • Berkeley, CA - Joe Baer Magnant Group

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