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Guitarist Trey Wright releases solo effort, Begin Again

Guitarist Trey Wright releases solo effort, Begin Again

Atlanta's jazz guitar master Trey Wright has released his latest solo effort, “Begin Again". Mr. Wright puts together a moving group of songs inspired by his recovery from a depressive episode in 2016 and dedicated to ex-band mate the late Carl Lindberg (Squat, Grogus, Ok Skool Trio). ”Begin Again" also features Marc Miller (bass: The Atlanta ...

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Donato Soviero

Guitarist, Composer, and teacher Donato Soviero has been performing in and around the Washington DC area for thirty years. Noted for his superb artistry as a guitarist and composer, Donato's versatility affords him equal comfort in many venues. With roots firmly planted in the tradition of mainstream jazz, his scope of musical interest is nonetheless wide. These influences can often be heard shaping his own unique voice as composer and arranger. A resident of the Washington D.C. area since 1982, Donato has appeared with top local and national artists, as well as leading many of his own groups in the United States, Europe and the Caribbean

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Q Morrow

Well schooled in many styles of music and guitar technique, Q is a rare breed of guitarist who feels at home in any style of music, on any guitar. Having studied extensively jazz, funk, pop, rock, and classical guitar here in the far West, Carnatic (South Indian Classical) and Hindustani music in the far East, Brazilian and Cuban music on the side, it would be no stretch to say that his versatility is his strongest point. What sets him apart from other world musicians is the fact that his interest in music is spiritual, not technical. To Q, music is an offering. Growing up in Caldwell, Idaho, a suburb of Boise provided Q with ample practice time

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Nobuki Takamen

Guitarist/composer Nobuki Takamen was born in Hiroshima, Japan. Jazz historian Scott Yanow describes him as ''an excellent improviser in his own bop-inspired style.'' John Heidt of Vintage Guitar Magazine has also called him ''a mature player with keen sense of composition [and] considerable technical skill.'' A mainstay of the New York jazz scene, Nobuki has toured with his group in North America and Europe, performing at some of the best international jazz festivals and clubs including the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Rochester International Jazz Festival, Blue Note NY, Iridium Jazz Club, Blues Alley and Smalls Jazz Club

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Mark Edward Fitchett

I am passionate about improvisation in all styles of music. This is my love, my joy, my high in life. I get the most satisfaction from this aspect of my live performances. The creativity experienced, especially when I’m “on,” is something I don’t experience in normal everyday life. I had been playing the guitar for a couple of years as kid and was just starting to listen to Santana, Johnny Winter, Led Zeppelin and The Allman Brothers when one of my friends mentioned that the guitarists were making their solos up on the spot. That just floored me, I couldn’t believe it! I knew right then and there that I had to be able to do that too; thus starting my lifelong quest to perfect the art of improvisation on the guitar. Beginning with garage/basement bands, my friends and I got together and jammed for hours at a time on modal one chord jams, simple progressions and blues

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Joe Diorio's "Peaceful Journey" Available Reissued on CD, WAV, FLAC & MP3 From Art Of Life Records

Joe Diorio's "Peaceful Journey" Available Reissued on CD, WAV, FLAC & MP3 From Art Of Life Records

Purchase CD's, WAV, FLAC or MP3 Digital Downloads via the Art of Life Records web site. Following up on the 2006 CD reissue of Joe Diorio's Solo Guitar (Art of Life, AL1020-2), Art of Life Records is proud to celebrate the 40th anniversary of guitarist Joe Diorio's Peaceful Journey which was originally recorded and released on Spitball ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Nobuki Takamen: Solo Guitar

Read "Solo Guitar" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Jazz guitarist Nobuki Takamen plays like someone with nothing to prove as he takes on that most difficult challenge: a truly solo jazz recording, with no overdubbing or electronics. His playing throughout is confident and mature, with no extraneous display. Which is not to say that his technique is lacking: the opener “Someday" effortlessly goes from ...