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Jeffrey Burr: By Myself

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A deeply satisfying solo effort that recalls the true meaning of jazz guitar. New Yorker Jeffrey Burr has bravely concocted an EP of solo archtop-guitar music that comes close in spirit and accomplishment to the solo works of Joe Pass, Al Viola and other past masters. With so many young jazz-minded guitarists these days trying to emulate the electrified power of John Scofield and Pat Metheny, it's refreshing to find someone with a heartfelt appreciation for the traditions of pre-fusion ...

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Jeffrey Burr: Bright Blue

Read "Bright Blue" reviewed by Todd S. Jenkins

Jeffrey Burr's 2000 debut disc By Myself , a veritable masterpiece of solo jazz guitar, boldly declared the presence of a bright new voice. He has continued the excellence in trio format on Bright Blue , which stands as one of the finest mainstream guitar albums of the past couple of years. Burr's resumé includes jobs with Dizzy Gillespie and Norah Jones, and he stands poised to become one of America's top voices on the archtop. And if you think ...


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