Guitar and Me

Aleksi Glick

Label: Self Released
Released: 2022
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With Ease (Aleksi Glick) Guitar and Me (Aleksi Glick) God Bless the Child (Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog Jr) Path (Aleksi Glick) Darn That Dream (Jimmy Van Heusen) Casey Jones (Jerry Garcia) Still Crazy after All These Years (Paul Simon) MTA Blues (Aleksi Glick) Georgia on My Mind (Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell) Danny Boy (Frederic Weatherly) A Tune for Vic (Aleksi Glick) Rebirth (Aleksi Glick) Long Black Veil (Danny Dill and Marijohn Wilkin)


Album Description

Guitar and Me is the debut solo release from New York based guitarist Aleksi Glick. The album plays as a genealogy of the guitar, weaving through various musical styles that have been crucial to the guitar’s evolution as well as influential to Glick’s own journey with the instrument. While still rooted in jazz and blues, the album pushes the boundaries of genre by seamlessly floating through an eclectic mix of other styles including R&B, folk, rock, and bossa nova. Guitar and Me features thirteen original compositions and solo arrangements of guitar based classics that Glick recorded while in isolation at the height of the Covid pandemic. The album starts off with a burner, “With Ease,” an original bluesy hard bop tune that came to Glick after a memorable Mardi Gras in New Orleans. The bossa and R&B infused title track “Guitar and Me” follows as Glick’s own love letter to his guitar. A mix of originals, jazz standards, and classic songs follow. Other highlights include an arrangement of the Grateful Dead fan favorite “Casey Jones” and the timeless classic “Georgia on My Mind.” “A Tune for Vic,” is a moving tribute to Glick’s recently deceased mentor, the late great Vic Juris. The album concludes with another original, “Rebirth” which is an homage to Glick’s early love of classic rock and finally “Long Black Veil” one of two tracks that Glick sings on. With each track you can hear the different influences on Glick’s playing from the classic tones of Wes Montgomery to the modern techniques of John McLaughlin, to the dynamic energy of Jimmy Hendrix. On this intimate debut, Aleksi Glick pushes the boundaries of solo performance and showcases his own journey through music with a deep understanding and reverence for the roots of the guitar.

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Guitar and Me

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