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Peter Bernstein: Let Loose

Read "Let Loose" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

When it comes to guitarists of his generation, Peter Bernstein stands head and shoulders above the crowd. His tone and melodic approach are so recognizable as to be detected in a just a few bars. Since 1989, he has been the go-to guitarist in New York City and has literally graced hundreds of recordings. Bernstein has also issued about a dozen of his own albums over the last twenty-five years, done in various formats for a variety of small labels. ...

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Peter Bernstein, Larry Goldings, Bill Stewart at The Sugar Club, Dublin

Read "Peter Bernstein, Larry Goldings, Bill Stewart at The Sugar Club, Dublin" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Peter Bernstein, Larry Goldings, Bill Stewart The Sugar Club Dublin Ireland December 11 2013 The healthy queue outside The Sugar Club--a mixture of oldies, professional musicians and music students from Dublin's Newpark Music Centre--was testament to the enduring appeal and influence of one of jazz's longest running trios. It had been a dozen years since guitarist Peter Bernstein, drummer Bill Stewart and organist Larry Goldings last played in Dublin so there was a ...

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Talking Jazz Guitar With Peter Bernstein and Jimmy Bruno

Read "Talking Jazz Guitar With Peter Bernstein and Jimmy Bruno" reviewed by Scott Krane

For many years Les Paul held a regular concert at the Iridium Jazz Club in Manhattan on Monday nights. After his death in 2009, others who are loosely considered to be in the same genre as Les Paul's jazz trio have performed the traditional gig at the Iridium.On Monday, July 8, on the eve of his day of birth, the Les Paul trio (Lou Pallo on solid-body electric guitar, Nicki Parrott on bass and John Colianni on piano) ...

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Peter Bernstein: Live at Smalls

Read "Live at Smalls" reviewed by William Carey

A live recording from an intimate venue--in this case, the well-respected Greenwich Village club, Smalls--is like comfort food.. Live at Smalls, from guitarist Peter Bernstein, doesn't disappoint, starting off with a blues to welcome everyone in, with solid solo turns from all members of the quartet, also including pianist Richard Wyands, bassist John Webber and drummer Jimmy Cobb. Yes, Jimmy Cobb on drums. Not your average, everyday sideman. These performances come from two nights in 2008 (December ...

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Peter Bernstein: Peter Bernstein Quartet, Live at Smalls

Read "Peter Bernstein Quartet, Live at Smalls" reviewed by Laurel Gross

Peter Bernstein is one of the most pleasing and accomplished guitarists around, a must-hear, go-see for fans of straight-ahead jazz with a fresh, of-the-moment feel. A fixture on the New York scene and beyond, Bernstein deserves to be even better-known for his intricately beautiful melodic lines, harmonic sophistication, spot-on improvisation and good taste. Mentored early on by Jim Hall, Bernstein's never been a screamer. He plays quietly and intensely, with confidence, intelligence, elegance and rare sensitivity--all amply ...


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