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Unsung Heroes

Laurindo Almeida, Charlie Byrd, and Ralph Towner

Read "Laurindo Almeida, Charlie Byrd, and Ralph Towner" reviewed by Sean Dietrich


The concert guitar is hailed by many as the perfect instrument. After being perfected in the Baroque age, virtuosos believed the wooden torso to posses the variety of an orchestra. The concert guitar produces a wide range of tone, timber, color, and dynamic expression unlike any other stringed instrument, capable of projecting a delicate voice of pure emotion. As music enters the age of electrified sound, fewer players seem to have the audacity to unplug. But amongst a ...


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