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Steve Herberman, Hristo Vitchev, Rick Stone and Harvey Valdes

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Welcome back to Guitarists Rendezvous, our third installment in a series that introduces readers to emerging or established guitarists who fly just under the radar of public recognition. Each will field the same four questions and we've included audio and video so you can sample their music.

This installment includes a diverse group ...

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Matt Criscuolo: Headin’ Out

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Un ben amalgamato, efficiente quartetto con la chitarra di Tony Purrone (suoi anche due dei nove temi in scaletta, “Karma at Dharma" e “R 510 Select") come strumento armonico, firma questo nuovo album (dovrebbe trattarsi del sesto) di Matt Criscuolo. Non aspettatevi novità sconvolgenti, o tratti di particolare originalità, ma una musica del tutto onesta suonata ...

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Tony Purrone: Temperament

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Let’s get right to the nitty gritty. To quote modern parlance, Tony Purrone is one of the “baddest” guitarists that you’ve probably never heard of, and in this case “bad” means something very good indeed. When Mark Gardner’s liners to this latest affair suggest that Purrone has “impeccable technique,” he’s surely engaging in some form of ...

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Tony Purrone: Six-String Delight

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One of today's unsung heroes of the jazz guitar, Tony Purrone got his first break at the age of 23, when he was featured with saxophonist Jimmy Heath's band. After spending 17 years with Heath, Purrone decided to break out on his own and his two appearances on SteepleChase with Heath led to his own contract ...