I have been listening again to the two guitar duet albums that Bireli Lagrene and Sylvain Luc recorded (Duet and Summertime). Probably the best acoustic guitar duet recordings I am a aware of. Also, there is a “new” Pat Martino album. Actually, it is a live recording done more than ten years ago but just recently released. It is another […]
I have pretty much been in a band of one kind or another since I was twelve years old.That is an absolute fact. Consequently, I have played with many players over the past 50 years. My dreams at night often center around scenes that involve rehearsals or that moment right before performance on stage. In these dreams, I am with
I have always thought that John Mc Laughlin (the guitarist and composer and not the somewhat “right” political commentator) was of legendary status. I am especially keen on Mc Laughlin’s acoustic guitar work. His early 1980’s albums like Belo Horizonte and Music Spoken Here are great records. But his 2003 record Thieves and Poets contains the three movement title track
The concert for the release of the new CD Quintessence will be at 7:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 21 for the Jazz at St. Barney’s concert series. The new CD will be available for only $10.00 at this event only. Admission is $10.00 adults and $5.00 students. St Barnabas Lutheran Church, 15600 Old Rockford Road, Plymouth, MN Come out and
The stories of unsung heroes in the music world seem endless. I recently ran across one more. Italian pianist Sergio Fiorentino (1927-1998) was a great classical pianist. His career started strong in the early 1950’s until a plane crash in 1954 disabled him for some time. By the late 1950’s he began to re-establish himself and made several recordings for
If I were stranded on a desert island today the music that would top my list currently for permanent listening would be Arthur Rubinstein’s album which includes Chopin’s four Ballades and four Scherzos and Abbey Simon’s “Ravel, Complete Music for Solo Piano.” I could spend months (if not years) content with just this music.