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Hugo Fernandez: Cosmogram

Read "Cosmogram" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Mexican-born Hugo Fernandez is a modern jazz guitarist who follows up his well-received debut album Origenes (CDbaby, 2012) with the new modern-styled Cosmogram featuring eight sophisticated original compositions in a generally warm-natured set of light and engaging modern jazz. A graduate of the prestigious Berklee School of Music in Boston, Fernandez decided to move to Madrid, Spain where he is now based where he draws from an international pool of musicians to perform with and record. Fernandez, who ...

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Album Review

Hugo Fernandez: Cosmogram

Read "Cosmogram" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Of all the instruments in a group or orchestra, none has a broader or more variable sonic profile than the guitar. When it is played properly, with earnestness and sincerity, a guitar can move the listener to tears; when it is used, however, is to elicit sounds that are best described as disquieting and cacophonous, that is another matter entirely. Luckily, Mexican-born guitarist Hugo Fernandez treats the instrument with respect, showing its warmer and more pleasurable side on Cosmogram, a ...

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Hugo Fernandez: Origenes

Read "Origenes" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


Madrid-based guitarist Hugo Fernández began playing guitar in his native Mexico. Later, he studied at Berklee, where he gained his Bachelor's degree in 1998 and completed his Masters at the University of New Orleans in 2005. After gaining his Masters he moved to Spain in mid-2006 but maintained his links with the Mexican music scene. Despite a wealth of experience--he started his life as a professional musician in the Mexican pop scene of the late '80s--Origenes is his first album ...


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