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John Fahey - acoustic guitar (1939 - 2001) Acoustic guitarist John Fahey was impossible to classify. His eclectic music included traditional-sounding folk pieces, Indian ragas, blues, and unpredictable modern works, not fitting securely into any specific category but somehow always sounding personal. John Fahey was born on February 28, 1939 in Takoma Park, Maryland. His father played popular songs on the piano and Irish harp, and his mother was also a pianist. John spent his youth raising wood turtles and fishing in the Susquehawa River and upper Chesapeake Bay. On Sundays the family went to the New River Ranch in nearby Rising Sun, MD where they heard the top country and hillbilly groups of the day, like Bill Monroe and The Stanley Brothers

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Voice of the Eagle: The Enigma of Robbie Basho

Read "Voice of the Eagle: The Enigma of Robbie Basho" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Voice of the Eagle: The Enigma of Robbie Basho A film by Liam Barker Liam Barker Film Production2015/2019 Acoustic guitar music wouldn't be the same without the pioneering effort of John Fahey, but If Fahey became the face of what he dubbed American Primitive music, a genre of advanced acoustic guitar ...

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American Beauty: Musical Treasures on Tompkins Square

Read "American Beauty: Musical Treasures on Tompkins Square" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Back in 1952, Folkways Records released its groundbreaking Anthology of American Folk Music. It was a collection that gathered some of the best slices of American music, including gospel, blues and old-time music. It has since been followed by countless other compilations, but the ambition and the scope of the collection is still relevant. Tradition should ...

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Ross Hammond, Sameer Gupta: Upward

Read "Upward" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Dopo aver pubblicato lo scorso anno il bellissimo Flight, album di sola chitarra acustica dove rivisitava la tradizione blues e gospel nello stile American Primitive, il chitarrista Ross Hammond si prende un'altra vacanza dall'ambiente jazzistico dove è più conosciuto con un nuovo lavoro completamente acustico. Questa volta si fa accompagnare dal percussionista di origini indiane Sameer ...

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Rollin' and Tumblin'

Read "Rollin' and Tumblin'" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Rollin' and Tumblin' Roberto Menabò 194 Pagine ISBN: 978-8862318228 Arcana 2014 Per quanto il blues sia un genere musicale da tempo largamente diffuso e storicizzato, i dati biografici dei suoi più grandi interpreti sono ancora ampiamente sconosciuti, dispersi nel terreno paludoso tra realtà e leggenda dove spesso le ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Ross Hammond: Flight

Read "Flight" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Ross Hammond è un chitarrista jazz americano molto attivo da una dozzina di anni sulla scena della musica improvvisata in California, dove risiede. Per il suo ultimo CD realizzato in completa solitudine ha voluto effettuare una sorta di ritorno alle radici, andando ad esplorare quel territorio conosciuto come American Primitive Guitar, un misto di folk, blues, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Paolo Angeli: S'û

Read "S'û" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

S'û is the sound of a master musician. The master in question is Paolo Angeli, a virtuoso player of the prepared Sardinian guitar (an instrument he has developed over the past 20 years). Angeli has worked with musicians from many genres--including jazz players such as Pat Metheny, Hamid Drake, Evan Parker and Fred Frith--developing an ever-increasing ...

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Tatsuya Nakatani & Shane Perlowin: Anatomy of a Moment

Read "Anatomy of a Moment" reviewed by Dave Wayne

On Anatomy of a Moment, Aleuchatistas guitarist Shane Perlowin joins the legendary percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani for a series of duets that are as perplexing as they are beautiful. Sticking largely to fingerstyle acoustic guitar, Perlowin's controlled and tightly parameterized improvising stands in stark contrast to Nakatani's varied and unpredictable sound experiments. While his playing in the ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Vossa Jazz 2014

Read "Vossa Jazz 2014" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Vossa Jazz Voss, Norway April 11-14, 2014 Vossa Jazz: a jazz festival that's about more than just jazz, an event that takes place at the same point in the calendar every year but not on the same days, a place to celebrate hundreds of years of musical tradition and to ...

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Christian Winther & Christian Meaas Svendsen: W / M

Read "Christian Winther & Christian Meaas Svendsen: W / M" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

W/ M is a double album that feature two debuts as solo artists of two young and promising Norwegian improvisers, both spinning out of the creative environment around the Music Academy in Oslo. Guitarist Christian Winther, a member of the punk-jazz trio Ich Bin N!ntendo, genre-bending trio Monkey Plot and the free improvisers collective Mummu, and ...


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