On this installment of Fretboard Journal Live, we sit down with fingerstyle guitar legend Laurence Juber. Though he’s perhaps best known for his work with Paul McCartney in Wings, Juber has led a varied career as a session musician – backing everyone from Charles Aznavour to Belinda Carlisle – and as a solo artist. As if that wasn’t enough, he has also performed on numerous TV and movie themes.
During this 40-minute chat, we talk about his time with McCartney, hear about his approach to improvisation and discuss the various Laurence Juber signature edition Martin guitars that have come out over the years. There aren’t too many players who can reference both English improv master Derek Bailey and the merits of Moon spruce, but Juber can.
Juber also performs an original composition and a two of his legendary interpretations: Hoagy Carmichael’s “Georgia on My Mind” and Harold Arlen’s “Only a Paper Moon.”