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Interview

Gabriel Vicéns: A Growing Voice In Jazz

Read "Gabriel Vicéns: A Growing Voice In Jazz" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke


Guitarist Gabriel Vicéns from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, has only been on the New York City scene for about five years. But his rich tone and engaging style have gained him a reputation—still growing—as a remarkable voice and an artist with something valid to say. He's not a guitar shredder, though he has plenty of technique. Rather he wins people over with his silky approach and sweet sound. His music—he is a thoughtful composer—brings rhythms from different musical arenas. ...

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Radio

New Albums With Great Guitarists

Read "New Albums With Great Guitarists" reviewed by Bob Osborne


On this show we feature fantastic new albums from bands featuring great guitarists. There is also a round-up of some of the end of year releases in 2020, including an amazing live recording by Tim Berne's Science Friction band from 2003, and new music from the ears&eyes label. Playlist Gabriel Vicéns “The Way We Are Created" from The Way We Are Created (Inner Circle Music) 00:00 Derupeto “Vanessa" from Derupeto (Nobelrecords) 10:18 Mach 6 “Si Annida" from Take ...

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Album Review

Gabriel Vicéns: Coming Back

Read "Coming Back" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


The rules for releasing music have been in flux for some time, and the digital single has made its way from pop music to jazz. Puerto Rican jazz guitarist/composer Gabriel Vicéns (now a New York City resident) presents an unreleased track from the recording sessions for his second album Days (Inner Circle Music, 2015). The guitarist found the rough mix of this song by accident and since he still related to the track he arranged for it to be mixed ...

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Catching Up With

Gabriel Vicéns: Puerto Rican Jazz Guitar

Read "Gabriel Vicéns: Puerto Rican Jazz Guitar" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Puerto Rican jazz guitarist/composer Gabriel Vicéns graduated from the Music Conservatory of Puerto Rico as the first jazz guitarist, and has gone on to teach guitar at the Music Department at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. He recorded his first solo album Point in Time at age 23; his second album Days has been released by Inner Circle Music. Both albums are notable for his fine writing and playing, as well as some high profile guest stars.

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Album Review

Gabriel Vicéns: Days

Read "Days" reviewed by Chris Mosey


A varied mix of influences has gone into the songs on this, Gabriel Vicéns' second album. There are the the loves of the guitarist's young life, the vampires and werewolves of the horror films he enjoys and the everyday trials and tribulations of the working people of his native Puerto Rico. He says: “I wrote 'Days' as a tribute to ordinary people who need to wake up early and work hard every single day... doing the same ...

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Album Review

Gabriel Vicéns: Days

Read "Days" reviewed by Roger Farbey


Gabriel Vicéns recorded his first album Point in Time in 2012, when the guitarist was only 23 and which featured jazz bass legend Eddie Gomez. Days, his second album was recorded in his home town of San Juan, Puerto Rico. He currently teaches guitar at a collegiate level in the Music Department of the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. Thanks to its tight ensemble,"El Teatro" sounds like a big band arrangement with initial solos from Alex Sipiagin on ...

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Album Review

Gabriel Vicéns: Days

Read "Days" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Young Puerto Rican-born guitarist Gabriel Vicens unveils his second album as leader with the audacious Days documenting a nine-piece program of infectious modern jazz with a touch of the Latin flavor to make it interesting and quite appealing. A graduate from the Conservatorio de Musica de Puerto Rico, the twenty-seven-year old musician is currently professor at the Universidad Interamericana in San Juan and is widely recognized as one of the Island's up and coming rising jazz stars. Featured here are ...


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