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Sandro Albert: Vertical

Read "Vertical" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

Ever since the path-breaking, horn-like excursions of guitarist Charlie Christian in Benny Goodman's band, the language and literature of the guitar have forever been changed. Today's exponents, from Pat Metheny to Fred Frith, have stretched its boundaries, albeit from dramatically different perspectives of the musical spectrum. Sandro Albert fits somewhere in the dynamic pantheon of guitarists, a musician who comes from a long line of musicians in the fertile tradition of Brazilian guitarists, amongst them Laurindo Almeida, Carlos Barbosa-Lima and ...

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Sandro Albert: A Bard’s Journey

Read "Sandro Albert: A Bard’s Journey" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

His voice is soft and as lyrical as the music he composes and plays. Hearing the young and immensely talented guitarist, Sandro Albert speak can calm even the most frayed nerves. Nervousness was never an issue, but it is always exciting to speak with an accomplished musician. Albert is certainly one. He was born in Brazil and grew up there. Not long ago he moved to the United States--first to Los Angeles, then to New York City, which he has ...

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Sandro Albert: The Color of Things

Read "The Color of Things" reviewed by Jim Santella

Wow, what an exciting mainstream jazz celebration from guitarist Sandro Albert on his second CD as leader! With woodwind artist Katisse Buckingham serving as his musical partner, and by inviting a little help from several other talented friends, Albert has created a sensational album that should appeal to a wide segment of the jazz listening population.

Unlike much of jazz from these past 25 years or so, The Color of Things includes elements from all the various factions. ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Sandro Albert: The Color Of Things

Read "The Color Of Things" reviewed by Mark Sabbatini

Sandro Albert's biggest weakness may be his near-perfect ability to imitate one of the world's best jazz guitarists. The Brazilian native has a lot going for him on The Color Of Things, his second album. His compositions reflect a strong melodic and harmonic ear, a first-rate roster of players mixes well, and there's plenty of intellect at work beneath an easygoing surface. It'd be so much easier to appreciate if he didn't sound like Pat Metheny most of the time. ...


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