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Gustavo Assis-Brasil: In Concert

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Gustavo Assis-Brasil In Concert Abstract Logix 2008 There is much to be said for presenting material live as opposed to recorded in a studio, particularly if improvisation is at the core of a group; pianist Keith Jarrett's trio has been doing this to great effect for years. On this DVD/CD double disc, Brazilian guitarist Gustavo Assis-Brasil, in trio setting, displays the chemistry and excitement generated by a one-take performance in the company ...

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Gustavo Assis-Brasil: In Concert

Read "Gustavo Assis-Brasil: In Concert" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Gustavo Assis-Brasil Gustavo Assis-Brasil: In Concert Abstract Logix 2008 With a sophisticated tone that's suffused with warmth and complemented by razor-sharp technique but, more significantly, the ability to play with emotion, guitarist Gustavo Assis-Brasil makes his sound and presence known on this eponymous DVD/CD combo. Recorded live in front of an appreciative hometown crowd in Santa Maria, Brazil in July 2007, the DVD features Brasil performing with his ...

BOOK REVIEW

Hybrid Picking For Guitar

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Hybrid Picking For Guitar Gustavo Assis-Brasil Paperback; 128 pages ISBN: 0977439801 Self-Published 2006

Hybrid Picking For Guitar is a book and CD set which helps the diligent reader rapidly unlock the potential of this seldom discussed technique.

Boston-based guitarist and educator Gustavo Assis-Brasil has a unique way of demystifying hybrid picking: after deftly guiding the reader through a series of exercises, he introduces musical examples that ...


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