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Gene Bertoncini: Quiet Now

Read "Quiet Now" reviewed by Donald Elfman

This disc and the one that prececeded it (Body and Soul, also on Ambient) are the most stunning solo guitar records ever recorded. Not only are Bertoncini's little arrangements spare and gorgeous, the sound space that producer/engineer Mark Conese has created for his artist makes everything the guitarist plays come to you with quiet, personal clarity. ...

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Gene Bertoncini: Quiet Now

Read "Quiet Now" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Playing solo jazz requires skill and dexterity--not just as a player, but also in selecting the tunes and keeping the listener's attention locked in. Gene Bertoncini balances his program on Quiet Now with standards, classical tunes, and a Brazilian piece. He keeps the going tight; the CD clocks in under 42 minutes, time enough to make ...

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Gene Bertoncini: Quiet Now

Read "Quiet Now" reviewed by John Kelman

Precious few guitarists In the history of recorded jazz have concentrated exclusively on the nylon-string acoustic guitar. Players like Ralph Towner and Lenny Breau--two more disparate artists one would be hard-pressed to find--have certainly made the instrument one of their primary focuses, but they've also used others to broaden their sonic palette. Still, there are precedents, ...

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Gene Bertoncini: Quiet Now

Read "Quiet Now" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

If I had to pick one word to describe Gene Bertoncini's luminous guitar playing, it would be “exquisite --especially since my local dictionary offers five meanings of that word, all of which apply to Bertoncini's music: 1) marked by intricate and beautiful design or execution; 2) of such beauty or delicacy as to arouse delight; 3) ...