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ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Mark F. Turner's Best Releases of 2016

Read "Mark F. Turner's Best Releases of 2016" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Another year of outstanding releases which not only unveiled new artists but also fresh material from those I've admired over many years. While the roots of jazz were formed during the music diaspora from Africa to America its branches are continually grafting and evolving--artistically, culturally, and geographically as musicians and composers find creative ways to express ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mike Baggetta: Spectre

Read "Spectre" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Mike Baggetta has produced a number of quality recordings over the years yet Spectre may be his most compelling project to date. The guitarist delves into some “live" sound processing which include an array of delicate textures, sampling and loops undoubtedly influenced by ECM recording artist David Torn who mastered this release.

Though ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mike Baggetta Quartet: Source Material

Read "Source Material" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Guitarist Mike Baggetta creates a remarkable collage of images that are framed by his composition, writing with abundant skill and bringing an immediate presence to music carried to fulfillment by his band. He has some of the best musicians here, who interact with fluidity and add texture and ambience on the road to resolution.

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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mike Baggetta Quartet: Source Material

Read "Source Material" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Guitarist Mike Baggetta's versatility has been in the thick of New York's creative music scene, whether performing with Tom Harrell or front-lining projects like Bridges (MabnotesMusic, 2011), a duo recording with trumpeter Kris Tiner. Source Material is Baggetta's follow up to 2009's Small Spaces (Fresh Sound), with a working quartet that includes robust sax work from ...

NEWS: RECORDING

New CD "Bridges" from Kris Tiner & Mike Baggetta

New CD "Bridges" from Kris Tiner & Mike Baggetta

"Radiant... there's an open, intensely emotional quality to the duo's playing... spare, haunting, with hints of modernist avant-garde gestures." —Andy Hamilton, The Wire (UK) "Excellent... trumpeter Kris Tiner and guitarist Mike Baggetta explore abstract yet jazz-derived realms of expansive lyricism and liquid melody." —Time Out New York TIN/BAG, the duo of Trumpeter Kris Tiner and Guitarist Mike Baggetta, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

"Canto" A CD of 9 Etudes for Solo Prepared Guitar by Mike Baggetta Now Available

A note from Mike Baggetta Greetings Music Lovers,

I'm very pleased to announce the release of Mike Baggetta's new album Canto. It features 9 etudes for solo prepared guitar and has been released on the new MabnotesMusic label. This album is a new edition, funded entirely through Kickstarter, of a slightly older project, recorded in 2003 at ...

Mike Baggetta, NYC Guitarist, CD Opportunity on Kickstarter

Mike Baggetta, NYC Guitarist, CD Opportunity on Kickstarter

A message from Mike Baggetta: I'm trying to raise funds for my latest project, reissuing 'Canto' my first recording of solo prepared guitar music! Come help out, get rewards for pledging any dollar amount you can, and be a part of it on Kickstarter! Here's the link to pledge or grab the widget:

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NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Mike Baggetta Quartet on Tour

Mike Baggetta Quartet on Tour

The Mike Baggetta Quartet (Fresh Sound New Talent recording artists) will be on tour next week! Please come by if you're in these cities, or please send this email along to anyone you know in these areas that you think would like to hear this band!

Mike Baggetta - Guitar
Jason Rigby - Saxophones ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Mike Baggetta Quartet @ Tea Lounge

Mike Baggetta Quartet @ Tea Lounge

Thursday, November 19th
Tea Lounge
Brooklyn, NY
www.tealoungeny.com

9pm + 10.30
$5

Mike Baggetta Quartet

Mike Baggetta : Guitar
Jason Rigby : Saxophone
Eivind Opsvik : Bass
George Schuller : Drums

Performing music from “Small Spaces" (Fresh Sound New Talent) and new ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mike Baggetta Quartet: Small Spaces

Read "Small Spaces" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

New York based guitarist Mike Baggetta has recorded as a band leader before, but Small Spaces is his first CD as the leader of a quartet. This beautifully recorded CD of seven Baggetta originals and one cover, produced by Baggetta himself, shows that his 2009 ASCAP Young Jazz Composer award was well-deserved.

Baggetta's ...