The Left-Handed Guitar Players That Changed Music By John Engel
From AmoChip's website:
Born in Washington D.C. in 1954, Chip's first musical experience was as a young singer in 1965, with the New Jersey State Boys Symphony Choir. He also attended the Newark High School for the Performing Arts where he studied woodwinds (primarily saxophone), bass, piano and composition. The music of Wayne Shorter, James Brown, Joe Zawinal, Bob Seger, Cannon Ball Adderley, Dave Holland, King Crimson, Miles Davis, Eric Dophy, Frank Zappa, King Curtis, Keith Jarrett, and The Art Ensemble of Chicago are among Chip's early listening influences. A master of many styles on all his instruments, Amo is currently performing and recording with 1994 Grammy finalist for "Best Traditional Music" R. Carlos Nakai.
AmoChip has recorded and performed with African, World-Beat, Reggae, R&B and Jazz bands from, coast to coast, and worked with Sun Ra and his Omniverse Arkestra, O.J. Ekemode and the Nigerian All-Stars, Zedeco's Queen Ida, International Blues singer Katie Webster, Country Music legend Vassar Clements, the Avant Garde ensemble, ROVA Saxophone Quartet, Pop music's Jean Carn and more! Amochip has appeared on over 25 recordings and has released TWO albums, So Many Ways, where he plays "every damn thing except backup vocals" and Escape From Newark, adding only two special trap drummers to four of the thirteen tracks on his own MICROCHIP label. The Piano, Bass, Saxes, Synthesizers, Percussion, and even a little hidden guitar work that you hear sounding like a complete band is really just pure Amo.