Eric Johnson, Mike Stern, Mark Lettieri and Stanley Jordan tear it up in epic 18-strong guitar jam for charity

We’ve seen plenty of quarantine rock and metal electric guitar collaborations over the past few months, but here’s a rather awesome and jazzy jam that’s certainly worth a few minutes of your time.

Lady A guitarist Slim Gambill has put together Twenty-Four on Six, a mashup of the Wes Montgomery classic 4 on 6 with Stevie Wonder’s I Wish, and he nabbed 18 killer guitarists to play alongside him on it.

Joining Gambill on the track are Eric Johnson, Snarky Puppy’s Mark Lettieri, Mike Stern, Stanley Jordan, Scott Henderson, Rival Sons’ Scott Holiday, Brandon "Taz" Niederauer, Jimmy Vivino, Paul Brown and the Brothers Osbourne’s John Osbourne, among others.

Alongside all the six-stringers is a backing band consisting of bassist Joe Ayoub, drummer Justin Glasco and keyboardists Latavius Mulzac and Kenneth Crouch, as well as a range of singers including American Idol’s Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young.

Gambill’s goal with the track is to raise money for the MusiCares COVID-19 Musicians Relief Fund, which you can donate to here (opens in new tab).

Said Gambill, who’s also releasing a new album, LCD, on November 6, “Twenty-Four on Six was my way of making the best of a tough situation…about the only good thing to come out of the COVID lockdown is that all these great players were at home at the same time – which has never happened – and were all ready and willing to jump in and jam on this track!”

Added Johnson, “This project was a lot of fun for me and it happens to be a combo of two songs that I love! Honored to be a part of this music and for the cause it stands for.”   

Twenty-Four on Six is also available for streaming and purchase. For more information, head to (opens in new tab).

The full list of players on the track is below:

  • Mike Stern
  • Scott Henderson
  • Stanley Jordan
  • Paul Jackson Jr.
  • Eric Johnson
  • Kurt Elling
  • Paul Brown
  • Mark Lettieri (Snarky Puppy)
  • Pat Kelley
  • John Osborne
  • Toshi Yanagi (Jimmy Kimmel Live)
  • Brandon “Taz” Niederauer
  • Jimmy Vivino
  • Scott Holiday
  • David Ryan Harris
  • Justin Derrico (Pink)
  • Justin Lee Schultz
  • Chris Nix

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.