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Royce Campbell feat. Gene Bertoncini: A Tribute to Charlie Byrd

Read "A Tribute to Charlie Byrd" reviewed by Matt Merewitz

Sharing a rare commitment to the mastery of their instrument, jazz guitarists have a strong bond to an axe which – despite huge popularity in other genres – has by and large, seemed to elude jazz throughout the music’s history. When thinking of true non-crossover jazz guitarists, only a handful come to mind: Django Reinhardt, Charlie ...

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Royce Campbell: A Tribute to Charlie Byrd

Read "A Tribute to Charlie Byrd" reviewed by Matt Merewitz

Jazz guitarists have a strong bond since they share a rare commitment to the mastery of the instrument’s place within that context (as opposed to other “more popular" styles). In a century when guitar became the most widely heard and played instrument--in non-jazz settings--jazz guitarists’ dedication to their trade is admirable because they represent a handful ...