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Harvey Valdes

Harvey’s eclectic musical journey spans the East and the West, the electric and the acoustic, the ensemble and the solo voice. Traversing expansive stylistic ground from jazz, world, to funk, punk, and avant-garde, Harvey plays the six and seven-string guitar, the oud and Turkish cumbus. Endlessly curious about the guitar’s sonic range, Harvey plays with pushing its potential. Highlighting texture, stretching time, and shaping tone he re-imagines the guitar as a horn, an orchestra, a mechanistic roar. Recently, Harvey was featured for the site, Guitar Moderne. His composition, “Listen", was chosen as Editor’s Pick by Guitar Player Magazine

PointCounterPoint

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2016
Track listing: Coil; Shuffle; Finalized; 25 Bars; Untitled 21; Postural; Blackjack.

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Harvey Valdes: PointCounterPoint

Read "PointCounterPoint" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

It makes sense that experimental guitar hero and studio whiz David Torn would be involved to whatever extent on guitarist Harvey Valdes (Butch Morris, Sean Sonderegger's Magically Inclined) debut solo album. Torn mastered this studio session and the parallel here is that both guitarists tend to rip boundaries to shreds. Here, Valdes and violinist Sana Nagano ...

Roundabout

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2015
Track listing: All The Things You Are; How Deep Is The Ocean; Blue In Green; Stella By Starlight; In Your Own Sweet Way; Alone Together; I’ll Remember April; Invitation; You Stepped Out Of A Dream.

Steve Herberman, Hristo Vitchev, Rick Stone and Harvey Valdes

Read "Steve Herberman,  Hristo Vitchev, Rick Stone and Harvey Valdes" reviewed by Dom Minasi

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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Harvey Valdes: Roundabout

Read "Roundabout" reviewed by Chris Mosey

New York guitarist Harvey Valdes started out at the age of 12 listening to bands like Napalm Death, Sacred Reich and Sick Of It All. “It was the music that spoke to me: loud, heavy and with a ton of attitude," he told the zine Guitar Moderne. “I would bring in a cassette ...


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